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 1,468 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
University of Akron Wayne College(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty83 staff91 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of University of Akron Wayne College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The University of Akron Wayne College diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,468 students1,346 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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# Full-Time Students550 students553 students
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# Part-Time Students918 students793 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
3%
14%
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% White
89%
68%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.210.51
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College Completion Rate
6%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,900$31,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,116 is more than the state average of $5,265. 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 $11,145. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,116$5,265
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,788$11,145
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$24,733$19,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,500$6,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to University of Akron Wayne College is Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (9.1 miles away).
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Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Davis College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.