University of Akron Main Campus

Akron, OH 44325
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The University of Akron is a public university with the main campus in Akron, Ohio. It is part of the University System of Ohio. Over 200 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs are offered at the university, including several nursing programs. The university has an annual enrollment of over 25,000 students. Along with the Akron campus, there are branch campuses in Orrville, Lafayette Township, and Lakewood. The University of Akron was established in 1870. Over the years, the campus has expanded to include 82 buildings across 222 acres of land, with a total property value of almost $2 billion.

The University of Akron Main Campus offers both undergrad and graduate nursing degree programs. The undergrad programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN programs. Graduate options include MSN, RN to MSN, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. programs. All options are accredited by the CCNE. The accelerated BSN program is designed to be completed in four semesters, while the traditional program is designed to be completed in four years. Registered nurses with an Associates degree may enroll in the RN to BSN program, which is offered online or through a combination of classroom and distance learning.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students20,169
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 42 203
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 2 26
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1914 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
04/01/1982 - 06/30/2006
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1970 - 06/30/2006
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
06/11/2015 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
01/01/1967 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT990 to 1280
ACT19 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$359/credit
In State Students$359/credit
Out of State Students$715/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$430/credit
In State Students$430/credit
Out of State Students$735/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $16,155 $16,155 $32,175
ADN 70 $25,130 $25,130 $50,050
BSN 125 $44,875 $44,875 $89,375
FNP 50 $21,500 $21,500 $36,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of University of Akron Main Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 42% $4,205
Other Federal Grant 14% $744
State Grant & Scholarships 31% $1,506
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 64% $6,774
Federal Student Loans 61% $5,795
Private Loans 8% $11,445


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$15,603
$30,001 to $48,000$16,581
$48,001 to $75,000$18,972
$75,001 to $110,000$20,090
Over $110,000$20,540

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.
University of Akron Main Campus
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325

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