University of Akron Main Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,596
2.4% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,328
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.41%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
73%
14,553 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
16,094
75.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
52.9%
1,554 Graduates

About

University of Akron Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Summit County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Akron Main Campus were Registered Nursing (220 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (197 degrees), and Organizational Leadership (141 degrees).

In 2020, 4,690 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Akron Main Campus. 48.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,427 degrees), 8.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (394 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Akron Main Campus is $9,596, which is $−19,033 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Akron Main Campus is $9,596, which is $−19,033 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,328.

In 2020, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,596
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Akron Main Campus was $9,596. The cost of tuition at University of Akron Main Campus is $−19,033 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$17,328
2020 Value
0.133%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Akron Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,328. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Akron Main Campus grew by 0.133%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,294
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Akron Main Campus was of $12,294 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0203% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at University of Akron Main Campus received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.56% with respect to 2019, when 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.41%
2018 Default Rate
386
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Akron Main Campus was 7.41%, which represents 386 out of the 5208 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Akron Main Campus received 14,553 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 14,553 applicants, 10,629 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73% acceptance rate.

There were 16,094 students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus in 2020, and 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Akron Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 26%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
10,629
Accepted Out of 14,553

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Akron Main Campus was 73% (10,629 admissions from 14,553 applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants stayed by 0%, while admissions stayed by 0%.

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage
561
Scores Submitted

20% of enrolled first-time students at University of Akron Main Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Akron Main Campus has a total enrollment of 16,094 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Akron Main Campus is 12,202 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,892. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Akron Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.3% White, 9.51% Black or African American, 4.22% Two or More Races, 3.39% Asian, 3.14% Hispanic or Latino, 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0311% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.8%), followed by White Female (34.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.1%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (2.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Akron Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,094 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Akron Main Campus is 12,202 and the part-time enrollment is 3,892. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Akron Main Campus was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Akron Main Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,954
  2. Black or African American
    1,530
  3. Two or More Races
    679

The enrolled student population at University of Akron Main Campus is 74.3% White, 9.51% Black or African American, 4.22% Two or More Races, 3.39% Asian, 3.14% Hispanic or Latino, 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0311% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 266 students (1.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 106 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Akron Main Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Akron Main Campus is white (3,427 degrees awarded). There were 8.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (394 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Akron Main Campus is Registered Nursing (220 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (197 degrees) and Organizational Leadership (141 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Akron Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (207 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (274 degrees), and Engineering (628 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Software developers (473,596 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (357,723 people), Other managers (353,204 people), Civil engineers (276,357 people), and Mechanical engineers (215,709 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Legal (207 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (274 degrees), Engineering (628 degrees), Physical Sciences (114 degrees), and Human Sciences (112 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Legal (207 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (274 degrees), Engineering (628 degrees), Physical Sciences (114 degrees), and Human Sciences (112 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Computer Systems Design (480,813 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (448,760 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (305,798 people), Construction (298,782 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (206,717 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Legal (207 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (274 degrees), Engineering (628 degrees), Physical Sciences (114 degrees), and Human Sciences (112 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Akron Main Campus.
Most Common
  1. 220 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 197 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 141 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Akron Main Campus was Registered Nursing with 220 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,398
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,292
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,398 degrees were awarded to men at University of Akron Main Campus, which is 1.05 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,292).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 203 degrees were awarded to men at University of Akron Main Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 207 degrees were awarded to women at University of Akron Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 3.18 times more than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 19% of students graduating from University of Akron Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Akron Main Campus is Female and Asian (70.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.06% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,427 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    394 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    180 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Akron Main Campus is white (3,427 degrees awarded). There were 8.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (394 degrees).

1.68% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,734 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,693 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    216 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Akron Main Campus is white male (1,734 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,693 degrees).

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Operations

University of Akron Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $235M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.89M (3.35%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Akron Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $380M. University of Akron Main Campus employs 169 Professors, 132 Associate professors, and 79 Instructors. Most academics at University of Akron Main Campus are Male Professors (128), Male Associate professors(73), and Female Associate professors (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 177 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 174 employees, and Service with 170 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$235M
2020 Endowment
0.219%
decline from 2019

University of Akron Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $235M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Akron Main Campus declined 0.219% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $66.6M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.7M - Federal
  2. $2.87M - State
  3. $168k - Local

As of 2020, University of Akron Main Campus received $10.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.87M from state grants and contracts, and $168k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$170M
2020 Salaries
0.966%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of Akron Main Campus paid a median of $170M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($380M) and a 0.966% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.72% decline from 2018 and a 4.87% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$45.1M
Instructional Salaries
476
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Akron Main Campus paid a total of $45.1M to 476 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
169 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
177 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus were Professor with 169 employees; Associate professor with 132 employees; and Associate professor with 79 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 177 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 174 employees; and Service with 170 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus was Male Professor with 128 employees, Male Associate professor with 73 employees, and Female Associate professor with 59 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Akron Main Campus.

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