University of Akron Wayne College

1901 Smucker Rd, Orrville, OH

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Established in 1972 as Wayne General and Technical College, University of Akron Wayne College serves as an integral educational resource for the Wayne, Medina and Holmes Counties. The campus is situated on the north edge of the city of Orrville occupying 160 acres of land area.

UA-WC offers quality and accessible academic programs as it strives to become a center of excellence in teaching and learning. The average class size in this school is 18 and the student-to-faculty ratio is 23 to 1. Full-time faculty members of this school are highly qualified and more than half of them are doctorate degree holders.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, UA-WC is authorized to award associate degrees. Students can obtain initial credits for a bachelor's degree in this campus as preparation for transfer to the Akron campus or other four-year institutions. UA-WC also hosts continuing education and workforce development programs.

Utilizing appropriate technology and effective instructional methods, this college fosters an environment that support student learning and develop their analytic and critical thinking capability. UA-WC has recently added two new bachelor's degrees to its roster of credit programs, the Bachelor in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Social Works.

UA-WC provides the students with the opportunities to participate in sports and it is a home to the Wayne Warriors athletic team. For students to become involved in several activities apart from athletics, they can participate in various clubs and organizations, social events and cultural activities.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $45 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $5,900-$7,100
    • Out-of-State: $13,000-$15,140
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $250-$300 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $530-$630 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid91%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$4,188
Receiving Student Loans52%$4,858

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Akron Wayne College may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how University of Akron Wayne College compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Wayne County and community colleges in Ohio in total.

 University of Akron Wayne CollegeWayne CountyOhio
Graduation Rate7.6%17.0%18.2%
Transfer-out Rate8.8%8.8%21.4%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of Akron Wayne College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


    Health and Clinical Professions

    Interdisciplinary Studies

      Liberal Arts and Sciences

      Public Administration and Social Services

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