University of Akron Main Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,618

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,863

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.1%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

92.5%

15,109 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

20,169

77.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.1%

1,410 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 (245 degrees awarded), General Business (196 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (144 degrees).

In 2017, 5,451 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 majority of degree recipients were white (4,013 degrees), 8.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (479 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Akron Main Campus is $8,618, which is $-17,882 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Akron Main Campus is $8,618, which is $-17,882 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,863.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,618

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Akron Main Campus was $8,618. The cost of tuition at University of Akron Main Campus is $-17,882 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,863

2017 Value

1.78%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Akron Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,863. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Akron Main Campus grew by 1.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,113

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Akron Main Campus was of $12,113 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.37% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at University of Akron Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.59% with respect to 2016, when 63% 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.

10.1%

2016 Default Rate

648

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Akron Main Campus was 10.1%, which represents 648 out of the 6390 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 15,109 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.61% annual growth. Out of those 15,109 applicants, 13,983 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.5% acceptance rate.

There were 20,169 students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus in 2017, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Akron Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 24.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

13,983

Accepted Out of 15,109

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Akron Main Campus was 92.5% (13,983 admissions from 15,109 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 95.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 8.61%, while admissions grew by 4.8%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

67

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at University of Akron Main Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Akron Main Campus has a total enrollment of 20,169 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Akron Main Campus is 15,626 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,543. This means that 77.5% 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 71.1% White, 11.3% Black or African American, 4.13% Two or More Races, 3.01% Asian, 2.65% Hispanic or Latino, 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0297% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (40.5%), followed by White Female (32.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.05%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Akron Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,169 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Akron Main Campus is 15,626 and the part-time enrollment is 4,543. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2017 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

    14,340

  2. Black or African American

    2,287

  3. Two or More Races

    832

The enrolled student population at University of Akron Main Campus is 71.1% White, 11.3% Black or African American, 4.13% Two or More Races, 3.01% Asian, 2.65% Hispanic or Latino, 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0297% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 396 students (1.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 115 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Akron Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at University of Akron Main Campus are white (4,013 degrees awarded). There were 8.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (479 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Akron Main Campus is Registered Nursing (245 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (196 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (144 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 Engineering (609 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (151 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (254 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 (388,224 people), Other managers (381,025 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (333,933 people), Civil engineers (237,729 people), and Mechanical engineers (186,724 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Engineering (609 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (151 degrees), Engineering Technologies (254 degrees), Legal (169 degrees), and Human Sciences (135 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Engineering (609 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (151 degrees), Engineering Technologies (254 degrees), Legal (169 degrees), and Human Sciences (135 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 (467,872 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (427,223 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (309,125 people), Construction (274,528 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (209,312 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Akron Main Campus are Engineering (609 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (151 degrees), Engineering Technologies (254 degrees), Legal (169 degrees), and Human Sciences (135 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. 245 degrees awarded

  2. 196 degrees awarded

  3. 144 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Akron Main Campus was Registered Nursing with 245 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,783

  2. 2,668

In 2017, 2,783 degrees were awarded to men at University of Akron Main Campus, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,668).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 158 degrees were awarded to men at University of Akron Main Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 6.87 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 247 degrees were awarded to women at University of Akron Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 4.26 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% 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, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Akron Main Campus is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.63% of graduates (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,013 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    479 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    135 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Akron Main Campus is white (4,013 degrees awarded). There were 8.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (479 degrees).

2.02% of degree recipients (110 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    2,046 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,967 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    279 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Akron Main Campus is white male (2,046 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,967 degrees).

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Operations

University of Akron Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $237M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14M (5.89%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Akron Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $439M. University of Akron Main Campus employs 234 Professors, 179 Associate professors, and 136 Instructors. Most academics at University of Akron Main Campus are Male Professors (169), Male Associate professors(100), and Female Instructors (87).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 197 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 192 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 179 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$237M

2017 Endowment

6.25%

growth from 2016

University of Akron Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $237M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Akron Main Campus grew 6.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $49.4M 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. $15.3M - Federal

  2. $5.4M - State

  3. $526k - Local

As of 2017, University of Akron Main Campus received $15.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.4M from state grants and contracts, and $526k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$186M

2017 Salaries

2.26%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Akron Main Campus paid a median of $186M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($439M) and a 2.26% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.42% decline from 2015 and a 1.23% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$61.7M

Instructional Salaries

703

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Akron Main Campus paid a total of $61.7M to 703 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

234 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

197 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus were Professor with 234 employees; Associate professor with 179 employees; and Associate professor with 136 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 197 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 192 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 179 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Akron Main Campus was Male Professor with 169 employees, Male Associate professor with 100 employees, and Female Instructor with 87 employees.

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

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