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So you're from Akron, OH?

Fortunately for you, Akron, OH offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Akron College and University Demographics

There are a total of 277 degree and certificate programs offered at Akron's 11 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from restaurant/food services management to physics, general to entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial studies.

The top-ranked school in Akron is Gerbers Akron Beauty School, with a nationwide rank of 71st in 2010. The school has approximately 198 students. Amongst students at Gerbers Akron Beauty School, the most popular area of study is Beauty.

Tuition

Akron schools charge an average tuition of $3,942 per year. Ohio College of Massotherapy Inc charges students $10,778 per year in tuition, which is the highest tuition rate in Akron. University of Akron Main Campus has the lowest tuition rate at $9,247 per year.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Akron colleges received an estimated $76,478,547 in financial aid. Of this aid, $74,641,711 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Akron was University of Akron Main Campus, which gave students $54,424,650 in institutional financial aid.

Akron Student Demographics

Akron schools had an enrollment of 28,786 students in 2010. This is 4% of the total number of Ohio college students. University of Akron Main Campus, with 25,959 students, had the highest number of students in Akron, while National Institute of Massotherapy, with only 82 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 62% of students who enroll as first year students at Akron schools return to complete their second year. Approximately 50% of students eventually graduate. Akron School of Practical Nursing has a graduation rate of 78%, which is the highest in amongst Akron schools. The lowest graduation rate is 28% for Brown Mackie College-Akron.

Diversity

Akron schools have a student population that is approximately 56% female. The ratio of Akron students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 67 to 100. In 2009, 29% of Akron college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. American Home Inspectors Training, with 100% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Akron.

Akron Faculty Demographics

The total number of faculty employed by Akron colleges and universities was 3,915. Of these faculty members, 49% were female and 15% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

In 2009, Akron colleges and universities had on average of 1 faculty for every 8 students. Valley Beauty School had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Akron.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 10,010 $23,190 $25,000 -15.3%
2
Registered Nurses 7,040 $62,280 $67,720 5.5%
3
Office Clerks, General 6,650 $26,780 $28,240 10.3%
4
Home Health Aides 4,780 $19,750 $21,760 151.6%
5
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4,160 $30,520 $32,000 -5.5%
6
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 3,950 $22,380 $25,140 -3.2%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,800 $32,160 $35,340 -22.6%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 3,030 $36,750 $39,890 3.8%
9
Accountants and Auditors 2,940 $65,810 $68,960 5.8%
10
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,790 $55,600 $54,330 -15.5%
11
Medical Secretaries 2,780 $29,260 $31,820 59.8%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,730 $47,410 $50,770 5.4%
13
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,420 $40,530 $41,360 12.0%
14
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 2,350 $42,440 $45,860 -37.7%
15
General and Operations Managers 2,330 $122,830 $113,100 -38.5%
16
Billing and Posting Clerks 1,810 $29,090 $33,270 16.8%
17
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,720 $169,650 $180,870 44.5%
18
Medical Assistants 1,650 $27,070 $29,760 32.0%
19
Cooks, Restaurant 1,540 $22,080 $23,260 -11.0%
20
Security Guards 1,440 $26,400 $26,870 -25.0%
21
Construction Laborers 1,430 $38,910 $33,590 -14.9%
22
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,410 $52,270 $55,620 -11.9%
23
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1,380 $26,120 $26,510 -20.7%
24
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,340 $35,870 $38,200 -20.2%
25
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,220 $26,710 $24,180 -26.9%
26
Cooks, Fast Food 1,120 $17,980 $18,540 -50.4%
27
Software Developers, Applications 1,070 $81,630 $90,410
28
Financial Managers 1,070 $107,530 $116,970 33.8%
29
Mechanical Engineers 1,020 $72,190 $82,480 52.2%
30
Electricians 960 $51,700 $51,810
31
Medical and Health Services Managers 930 $86,850 $93,670 50.0%
32
Carpenters 900 $45,350 $43,890 -41.2%
33
Lawyers 900 $106,300 $129,440 25.0%
34
Management Analysts 860 $72,100 $87,260 -8.5%
35
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 840 $56,210 $54,880 -48.5%
36
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 820 $24,300 $29,200 36.7%
37
Social and Human Service Assistants 790 $24,420 $30,100 43.6%
38
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 750 $56,820 $55,970 78.6%
39
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 730 $45,620 $50,360 14.1%
40
Sales Managers 720 $109,000 $114,110 4.3%
41
Graphic Designers 700 $38,340 $48,140 48.9%
42
Pharmacy Technicians 700 $23,480 $29,330 42.9%
43
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 700 $55,510 $60,160 4.5%
44
Industrial Production Managers 700 $90,980 $95,660 18.6%
45
Managers, All Other 690 $106,800 $102,160 -1.4%
46
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 670 $35,770 $36,170 55.8%
47
Cost Estimators 650 $58,870 $62,060 -13.3%
48
Dental Assistants 630 $30,940 $34,140 18.9%
49
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 620 $61,510 $62,260 -17.3%
50
Administrative Services Managers 610 $110,520 $84,390 90.6%