University Of Akron Main Campus

University Of Akron Main Campus

University of Akron Main Campus, also referred to as UA, is situated in Akron, Ohio and was established in the year 1870. The university offers over 100 graduate and more than 200 undergraduate degrees. The main campus is set on nearly 218 acres of land. UA consists of the following schools, campuses, and colleges:

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine & Applied Arts
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering
  • Honors College
  • School of Law
  • Summit College
  • University College
  • Wayne College

The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Zips. The official colors are gold and blue. UA has football, basketball, and soccer teams. Some notable alumni of the university include Jabari Arthur, football player; Dominique Moceanu, Olympic gymnast; Alice M. Batchelder, attorney and jurist; Kermit L. Hall, legal history scholar; and George Wallace, comedian.

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Contacting University of Akron

University of Akron Main Campus
302 Buchtel Common
Akron , OH 44325-4702
General Phone: (330) 972-7111

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University of Akron Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching667educational administration, higher education administration, superintendency and administration, instructional media design, social foundations of education, special ed, early childhood special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Business and Management599business management, logistics, operations management, electronic commerce, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine272registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse anesthetist, licensed practical nurse, various nursing
Liberal Arts272African studies, women's studies, linguistics, Russian language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, sign language translation, English, ...
Engineering270engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, ...
Family and Social Work234family and consumer economics, food and nutrition, housing, family systems, child development, family and human sciences, community organization, public administration, social work, ...
Security and Law Enforcement197corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire protection, criminology
Media176communication studies, journalism courses, radio and television, media and digital communications, organizational communications, public relations
Law172pre-law, law, legal assistant
Engineering Technician161electronics tech, plastics engineering tech, manufacturing tech, quality control tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, surveying tech, drafting
Therapy and Counseling149psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, geropsychology, communication disorders, substance abuse counseling, marriage and family therapy
Science140biology, biochemistry, botany, microbiology, zoology, animal physiology, ecology, chemistry, polymer chemistry, ...
Medical Support and Technology132audiology, audiology and speech pathology, medical assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, histologic tech
Computer Science and Engineering89systems analyst, computer science, web design, database administration, computer networking, computer support, computer engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy80sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer, recreational therapy, dietitian
Music46music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, piano, voice, jazz, violin, guitar, and strings, various music studies ...
Medicine42medical preparatory, public health
Design37graphic design
Fine Arts31fine arts, art history and criticism, sculpture, ceramics, metal and jewelry, fine arts studies
Mathematics27mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics and computer science
Drama and Performing Arts25dance, drama, theatre arts management
Construction Trades22apparel and textiles
Hospitality16hospitality management, tourism and travel, hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Photography and Commercial Art15photography, printmaking
Office and Administration9data entry, office management, administrative assistant, executive secretary, general office occupations
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy
Architecture and Planning7urban planning
Cooking and Culinary Arts5chef training
Medical Administration1medical office management, medical records tech
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate

Number of programs and degrees for University of Akron in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year7279
Bachelor's degree2,219137
Master's degree95494
Post-master's certificate1731
Associate's degree36542
Doctor's degree11023
Postbaccalaureate certificate06
First-professional degree1521
First-professional certificate121

University of Akron Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Akron had a total enrollment of 23,007 students (19,432 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 18%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 13%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 24%
20-21 21%
22-24 21%
25-29 15%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


University of Akron Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 46 %

University of Akron Room and Board (2007)

University of Akron offers campus housing for 2,730 of its 19,432 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Akron, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Akron Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,612
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,861
Room and board $ 8,311
Room charge $ 5,203
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,108
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,520

Financial Aid:
University of Akron participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 312300)

University of Akron Faculty

University of Akron has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7562
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4988

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year32$123,4946$101,141
Associate professorcalendar year6$91,4311*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*5$52,012
All faculty totalcalendar year41$116,81912$79,416

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year147$96,87573$80,248
Associate professoracademic year142$71,41592$66,299
Assistant professoracademic year77$62,82373$57,169
Instructoracademic year14$43,67241$46,155
Lectureracademic year17$35,82827$36,160
All faculty totalacademic year397$76,673306$62,091

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Akron Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-American Conference
Basketball Mid-American Conference
Baseball Mid-American Conference
Track Mid-American Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports32156188

University of Akron Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Finance
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Merchandising and Buying Operations
Operations Management and Supervision
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Structural Engineering
Transportation and Highway Engineering

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy
Family Systems
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Housing and Human Environments, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work
Social Work, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American Government and Politics (United States)
Asian History
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Development Economics and International Development
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Journalism, Other
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Histologic Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ
Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Animal Physiology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Microbiology, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Polymer Chemistry
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Protection, Other
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Community Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Top 19%University of Akron Male % of student body
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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
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