University of Akron Wayne College

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  • 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 1,779 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • University of Akron Wayne College is one of 2 community colleges within Wayne County, OH.
  • The nearest community college is Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (9.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
University of Akron Wayne College (OH) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years Four or more years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 65 staff 30 staff
University of Akron Wayne College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,779 has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 172% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,779 students 641 students
University of Akron Wayne College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 28:1
University of Akron Wayne College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 814 students 392 students
University of Akron Wayne College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 965 students 249 students
University of Akron Wayne College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
University of Akron Wayne College Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
-
1%
University of Akron Wayne College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
3%
University of Akron Wayne College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
9%
12%
University of Akron Wayne College Black (2007-2016)
% White
83%
73%
University of Akron Wayne College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
University of Akron Wayne College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
3%
10%
University of Akron Wayne College Ethnicity Breakdown OH All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.30 0.44
University of Akron Wayne College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
7%
31%
University of Akron Wayne College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $38,900 $31,400
University of Akron Wayne College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,116 is more than the state average of $5,997. 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 $11,177. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,116 $5,997
University of Akron Wayne College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,788 $11,177
University of Akron Wayne College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88% 93%
University of Akron Wayne College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $26,000 $21,960
University of Akron Wayne College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $9,500 $7,090
University of Akron Wayne College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,997 per year for in-state students and $11,177 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,791 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Fortis College-Columbus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.