University of Akron Wayne College

  • The mission of Wayne College to provide high quality, accessible credit and noncredit educational opportunities to the citizens of Wayne, Medina, and Holmes counties and surrounding areas, and to be a partner with and resource for the communities and organizations it serves.

School Highlights

University of Akron Wayne College serves 1,658 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,658 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,116
  • Out-state tuition: $12,788
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
University of Akron Wayne College
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
83 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of University of Akron Wayne College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The University of Akron Wayne College diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 39% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,658 students
1,320 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
616 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,042 students
768 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
976 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
616 students
552 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,042 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
9%
12%
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% White
81%
72%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.33
0.46
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
11%
31%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,900
$31,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,116 is more than the state average of $4,876. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,788 is more than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,116
$4,876
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,788
$11,127
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
89%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$24,411
$18,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,750
$6,500
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Acceptance Rate
89%
73%
SAT Reading (Year 2021)
510
538
SAT Math (Year 2021)
495
518
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite (Year 2021)
20
21
ACT English (Year 2021)
20
20
ACT Math (Year 2021)
20
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Founded in 1972, Wayne College is the only regional branch of The University of Akron and is authorized by the State of Ohio through the Ohio State Board of Regents to offer general education, including associate degrees and baccalaureate-oriented preparation; technical education programs; and continuing education experiences for those who live in the College's service area of Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties. With one primary and several smaller buildings, Wayne College has approximately 200,000 square feet on a campus of 160 acres on the north edge of the city of Orrville. The College is currently working with Sasaki and Associates Architects to develop a twenty-year plan for campus/facilities development. The College has maintained a high degree of technical currency in its classrooms, labs, and other facilities. The College has a state-of-the-art distance learning classroom and over 200 computers on campus accessible to students. Students at Wayne College are prepared for a variety of paraprofessional and technical careers in business, industry, and public service within a range of two year occupational educational programs. Certificate programs are designed to provide students with specialized job training utilizing courses from the college's associate degree programs. These courses may subsequently be applied toward the Associate of Applied Business in Office Administration or Business Management Technology degrees, or the Associate of Applied Science in Health Care Office Management, Social Services Technology or Computer Service and Network Technology degrees. The University of Akron Wayne College is accredited at the associate degree level by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does University of Akron Wayne College cost?
University of Akron Wayne College's tuition is approximately $6,116 for In-State students and $12,788 for Out-State students.
What is the acceptance rate of University of Akron Wayne College?
The acceptance rate of University of Akron Wayne College is 89%, which is higher than the state average of 73%.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,658 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,116
  • Out-state tuition: $12,788
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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