University of Akron Main Campus

Akron, OH 44325

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 LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN, RN to MSN
  3. PhD, BSN to PhD
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 263
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Postbaccalaureate certificate 2
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 58
Nursing Practice Master's degree 0
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 28
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Post-master's certificate 0
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 6

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Akron Main Campus

Kent State University at Kent
9.96 miles away
Alliance Career Centre - Robert T. White School of Practical Nursing
23.24 miles away
Cleveland State University
30.54 miles away
Youngstown State University
44.99 miles away
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
75.92 miles away
West Liberty University
79.05 miles away
Ohio University-Zanesville Campus
81.81 miles away
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
90.09 miles away
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
92.35 miles away
UPMC St. Margaret - McKeesport Hospital Campus
99.79 miles away


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
SAT: Critical Reading450 to 580
SAT: Math460 to 600
ACT Composite19 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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$14,942
30k to 48k$15,857
48k to 75k$18,239
75k to 110k$19,636
Over 110k$19,593
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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
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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University of Akron Main Campus
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325

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