University of Akron Main Campus
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.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students20,169|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||0|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||4|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||990 to 1280|
|ACT||19 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$359/credit|
|In State Students||$359/credit|
|Out of State Students||$715/credit|
|In District Students||$430/credit|
|In State Students||$430/credit|
|Out of State Students||$735/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||14%||$744|
|State Grant & Scholarships||31%||$1,506|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||64%||$6,774|
|Federal Student Loans||61%||$5,795|
$16,863Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.