University of Akron Main Campus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,618

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,568

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.8%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

95.9%

13,911 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

21,100

76.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42.8%

1,441 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 (263 degrees awarded), General Business (200 degrees), and General Psychology (141 degrees).

In 2016, 5,620 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Akron Main Campus. 51.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,153 degrees), 8.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (509 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Akron Main Campus is $8,618, which is $-17,238 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Akron Main Campus is $8,618, which is $-17,238 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,568.

In 2016, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,618

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Akron Main Campus was $8,618. The cost of tuition at University of Akron Main Campus is $-17,238 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,568

2016 Value

0.883%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Akron Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,568. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Akron Main Campus grew by 0.883%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,832

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Akron Main Campus was of $11,832 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.72% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at University of Akron Main Campus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.08% with respect to 2015, when 65% 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.

10.8%

2015 Default Rate

755

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Akron Main Campus was 10.8%, which represents 755 out of the 6980 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 13,911 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.28% annual decline. Out of those 13,911 applicants, 13,343 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.9% acceptance rate.

There were 21,100 students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus in 2016, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Akron Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 23.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

13,343

Accepted Out of 13,911

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Akron Main Campus was 95.9% (13,343 admissions from 13,911 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 96.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -8.28%, while admissions declined by -8.92%.

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SAT Scores

14%

Submission Percentage

425

Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at University of Akron Main Campus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Akron Main Campus has a total enrollment of 21,100 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Akron Main Campus is 16,180 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,920. This means that 76.7% 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 71.7% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 3.6% Two or More Races, 2.71% Asian, 2.48% Hispanic or Latino, 0.161% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0284% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (41.3%), followed by White Female (33.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (28.9%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (2.85%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Akron Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,100 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Akron Main Campus is 16,180 and the part-time enrollment is 4,920. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2016 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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

    15,124

  2. Black or African American

    2,298

  3. Two or More Races

    759

The enrolled student population at University of Akron Main Campus is 71.7% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 3.6% Two or More Races, 2.71% Asian, 2.48% Hispanic or Latino, 0.161% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0284% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 420 students (1.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 196 more women than men received degrees from University of Akron Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at University of Akron Main Campus are white (4,153 degrees awarded). There were 8.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (509 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Akron Main Campus is Registered Nursing (263 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (200 degrees) and General Psychology (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 Physical Sciences (145 degrees awarded), Engineering (501 degrees), and Legal (175 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 Miscellaneous managers (455,718 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (394,503 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (329,525 people), Civil engineers (239,728 people), and Postsecondary teachers (167,101 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Physical Sciences (145 degrees awarded), Engineering (501 degrees), Legal (175 degrees), Human Sciences (156 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (202 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Physical Sciences (145 degrees awarded), Engineering (501 degrees), Legal (175 degrees), Human Sciences (156 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (202 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 (449,307 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (438,511 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (290,413 people), Construction (264,507 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (194,741 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Physical Sciences (145 degrees awarded), Engineering (501 degrees), Legal (175 degrees), Human Sciences (156 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (202 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. 263 degrees awarded

  2. 200 degrees awarded

  3. 141 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Akron Main Campus was Registered Nursing with 263 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,712

  2. 2,908

In 2016, 2,712 degrees were awarded to men at University of Akron Main Campus, which is 0.933 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,908).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 149 degrees were awarded to men at University of Akron Main Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 9.31 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 266 degrees were awarded to women at University of Akron Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 4.59 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 14% 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, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (61.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Akron Main Campus is Male and Asian (61.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.36% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,153 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    509 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    158 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Akron Main Campus is white (4,153 degrees awarded). There were 8.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (509 degrees).

2.35% of degree recipients (132 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,168 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,985 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    297 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Akron Main Campus is white female (2,168 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,985 degrees).

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Operations

University of Akron Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $233M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-658k (-0.282%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Akron Main Campus had a total expenditure of $474M. Of that $474M, they spent $210M on salaries and $474M on benefits.

University of Akron Main Campus employs 236 Professors, 193 Associate professors, and 143 Instructors. Most academics at University of Akron Main Campus are Male Professors (174), Male Associate professors(112), and Female Instructors (91).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 205 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 198 employees, and Service with 178 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$233M

2015 Endowment

2.33%

decline from 2014

University of Akron Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $233M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Akron Main Campus declined 2.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.7M 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. $17.5M - Federal

  2. $8.16M - State

  3. $358k - Local

As of 2015, University of Akron Main Campus received $17.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.16M from state grants and contracts, and $358k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$210M

Salary Expenditure

$474M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Akron Main Campus had a total expenditure of $474M. Of that $474M, they spent $210M on salaries and $474M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Akron Main Campus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$210M

2015 Salaries

1.23%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Akron Main Campus paid a median of $210M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($474M) and a 1.23% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.98% decline from 2013 and a 2.72% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$62.2M

Instructional Salaries

756

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Akron Main Campus paid a total of $62.2M to 756 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

236 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

205 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus were Professor with 236 employees; Associate professor with 193 employees; and Associate professor with 143 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 205 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 198 employees; and Service with 178 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus was Male Professor with 174 employees, Male Associate professor with 112 employees, and Female Instructor with 91 employees.

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

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