University of Akron Main Campus tuition is $8,618 per year for in-state residents. This is 22% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 55% cheaper than the average Ohio tuition of $19,236 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 29th in Ohio amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 76th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $17,149 which represents a 99% premium.
The school charges an additional fees of $1,652 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $10,270.
On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $12,296 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Akron should budget at least this amount.
The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.
If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,520 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,120 in other miscellaneous living expenses.
The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Ohio residents to go to University of Akron Main Campus is $26,086 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $34,617.
Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for University of Akron Main Campus and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.
|Ohio Resident Total Budget||$26,086|
|Room and Board||$12,296|
|On-Campus Other Budget||$2,520|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000|
|Non-Resident Total Budget||$34,617|
|Room and Board||$12,296|
|On-Campus Other Budget||$2,520|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000|
Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $26,086 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.
The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of Akron Main Campus net price for in-state students is $16,111* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.
76% of University of Akron Main Campus students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $6,036. 43 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,030. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Akron Main Campus, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
|Financial Aid Summary|
|Average Annual Net Price||$16,111*|
|Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid||76%|
|Average Total Grant Aid||$6,036|
|Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants||43%|
|Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid||$4,030|
The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.
|Family Income||Avg. Net Price|
|$0 to $30,000||$15,204|
|$30,001 to $48,000||$15,612|
|$48,001 to $75,000||$19,017|
|$75,001 to $110,000||$21,475|
CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $26,086. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.
Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Akron Main Campus or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.
Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.
Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.
*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.
Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.
|School||Cost vs. University of Akron Main Campus|
|Cleveland State University||11.8% more expensive|
|West Liberty University||14.4% less expensive|
|Penn State New Kensington||47.6% more expensive|
|Penn State Greater Allegheny||47.6% more expensive|
|Penn State Fayette Eberly Campus||47.6% more expensive|
When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Akron Main Campus.
At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Akron Main Campus is $104,344 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.
A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $14,601 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $58,404**
If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $130,430 or $73,005 using an average net price.
**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.
Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Akron Main Campus.
|Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester||$4,309|
|Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester||$13,043|
|Non-Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester||$8,574|
|Non-Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester||$17,308|
Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Akron Main Campus are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.
|Price per credit hour for Ohio residents||$359|
|Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours)||$1,077|
|Price per credit hour for out of state residents||$715|
|Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)||$2,145|
|Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)||$2,860|
The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 65% of University of Akron Main Campus students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,045. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $23,392.
How much are student loan payments for University of Akron Main Campus? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.
The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $58,404, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $72,465.97. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Akron Main Campus. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 76% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $14,601. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Akron Main Campus student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.
Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.
|Monthly Loan Payment||$603.88|
|Number of Monthly Payments||120|
|Total Interest Cost||$14,061.97|
|Sum of All Payments over 10 years||$72,465.97|
Can I afford to attend University of Akron Main Campus? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Akron Main Campus, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.
Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $72,465.97 would be needed to afford a $603.88 monthly payment in the example $58,404.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.
What will it cost to send your child to University of Akron Main Campus in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $8,284 to $8,618. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 0.8%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $104,344.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Akron Main Campus.
|Annual||4 Year Degree|
|Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024||$35,874||$143,497|
|Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029||$45,786||$183,143|
|Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034||$58,436||$233,742|
|Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037||$67,646||$270,586|
We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Akron Main Campus to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.
|Area of Study||Graduates||vs National Avg|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree||248||4% cheaper|
|Accounting Bachelor's Degree||117||7% cheaper|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||91||14% cheaper|
|Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree||85||0% cheaper|
|Finance, General Bachelor's Degree||80||7% cheaper|
|Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree||78||79% costlier|
|Social Work Bachelor's Degree||77||4% cheaper|
|Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree||70||2% costlier|
|Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||64||18% cheaper|
|Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Associate's Degree||59||89% costlier|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree||58||4% cheaper|
|Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree||56||8% cheaper|
|Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree||51||64% costlier|
|Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||48||18% cheaper|
|Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree||44||14% cheaper|
|Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree||44||2% costlier|
|Criminology Bachelor's Degree||37||15% cheaper|
|Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree||36||5% cheaper|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree||33||56% costlier|
|Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree||33||1% cheaper|
|Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree||30||73% costlier|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree||30||18% cheaper|
|Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree||28||70% costlier|
|Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||28||7% cheaper|
|Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree||27||57% costlier|
|Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree||25||3% cheaper|
|Physical Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree||25||15% cheaper|
|Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree||23||1% costlier|
|Computer Science Bachelor's Degree||23||18% cheaper|
|Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Bachelor's Degree||23||20% cheaper|
|English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||22||1% cheaper|
|Organizational Communication, General Bachelor's Degree||22||13% cheaper|
|Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree||22||76% costlier|
|Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree||21||8% cheaper|
|Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree||21||20% cheaper|
|Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||20||32% cheaper|
|History, General Bachelor's Degree||20||15% cheaper|
|Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||20||24% cheaper|
|Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree||18||6% cheaper|
|Housing and Human Environments, General Bachelor's Degree||18||1% cheaper|
|Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||16||5% cheaper|
|Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree||16||7% cheaper|
|Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree||16||60% costlier|
|Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree||16||78% costlier|
|Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree||15||76% costlier|
|Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree||15||12% cheaper|
|Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree||14||70% costlier|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs Bachelor's Degree||14||10% cheaper|
|Family Systems Bachelor's Degree||14||4% costlier|
|Anthropology Bachelor's Degree||13||23% cheaper|
|Technical Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||13||7% costlier|
|Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree||13||71% costlier|
|Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree||12||13% cheaper|
|Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree||11||58% costlier|
|Journalism, Other Bachelor's Degree||11||3% cheaper|
|Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree||11||13% cheaper|
|Community Organization and Advocacy Associate's Degree||11||54% costlier|
|Sociology Bachelor's Degree||11||16% cheaper|
|Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||10||18% cheaper|
|Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree||10||78% costlier|
|Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree||10||1% cheaper|
|Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree||10||16% cheaper|
|Music, General Bachelor's Degree||10||16% cheaper|
|Geographic Information Science and Cartography Associate's Degree||8||109% costlier|
|Surveying Technology/Surveying Associate's Degree||8||67% costlier|
|City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree||7||15% cheaper|
|Photography Bachelor's Degree||7||23% cheaper|
|Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||7||9% cheaper|
|Dance, General Bachelor's Degree||7||24% cheaper|
|Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree||7||18% cheaper|
|Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||7||2% cheaper|
|Fire Protection, Other Associate's Degree||6||60% costlier|
|Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree||6||102% costlier|
|Education, Other Associate's Degree||6||53% costlier|
|Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree||6||83% costlier|
|Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||6||1% costlier|
|Small Business Administration/Management Associate's Degree||5||73% costlier|
|Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree||5||84% costlier|
|Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||5||4% cheaper|
|Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree||5||23% cheaper|
|Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||5||10% cheaper|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree||5||94% costlier|
|Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree||5||17% cheaper|
|Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree||4||23% cheaper|
|English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree||4||14% cheaper|
|Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree||4||24% cheaper|
|Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Bachelor's Degree||4||20% cheaper|
|Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree||4||10% cheaper|
|Polymer/Plastics Engineering Bachelor's Degree||4||16% cheaper|
|Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||4||7% cheaper|
|Applied Economics Bachelor's Degree||4||24% cheaper|
|Animal Physiology Bachelor's Degree||3||25% cheaper|
|Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree||3||30% cheaper|
|Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other Bachelor's Degree||3||16% cheaper|
|Financial Planning and Services Bachelor's Degree||3||4% cheaper|
|Marketing, Other Bachelor's Degree||3||13% cheaper|
|Restaurant/Food Services Management Associate's Degree||3||41% costlier|
|Stringed Instruments Bachelor's Degree||3||34% cheaper|
|Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||3||24% cheaper|
|Metal and Jewelry Arts Bachelor's Degree||3||23% cheaper|
|Finance and Financial Management Services, Other Bachelor's Degree||3||4% cheaper|
|E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce Bachelor's Degree||2||6% costlier|
|Ecology Bachelor's Degree||2||20% cheaper|
|Real Estate Bachelor's Degree||2||17% cheaper|
|Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree||2||26% cheaper|
|Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||2||11% costlier|
|American Government and Politics (United States) Bachelor's Degree||2||4% cheaper|
|Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||2||20% cheaper|
|Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree||2||21% costlier|
|Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree||2||19% cheaper|
|Philosophy Bachelor's Degree||2||23% cheaper|
|Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree||2||14% cheaper|
|Selling Skills and Sales Operations Associate's Degree||2||80% costlier|
|Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree||2||8% costlier|
|Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree||1||6% costlier|
|Geophysics and Seismology Bachelor's Degree||1||29% cheaper|
|French Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||1||2% costlier|
|Merchandising and Buying Operations Associate's Degree||1||44% costlier|
|Corrections Bachelor's Degree||1||15% costlier|
|Jazz/Jazz Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||26% cheaper|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree||1||86% costlier|
|Ceramic Arts and Ceramics Bachelor's Degree||1||26% cheaper|
|Economics, General Bachelor's Degree||1||23% cheaper|
|Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree||1||26% cheaper|
|Child Development Bachelor's Degree||1||2% costlier|
|Geography Bachelor's Degree||1||6% cheaper|
|Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General Associate's Degree||1||67% costlier|
|Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree||1||74% costlier|
|Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree||1||13% cheaper|
|Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree||1||16% cheaper|
|International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree||1||26% cheaper|
|French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||1||25% cheaper|
|Voice and Opera Bachelor's Degree||1||22% cheaper|
|Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree||1||85% costlier|
|Sculpture Bachelor's Degree||1||27% cheaper|
|International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree||1||16% cheaper|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree||1||78% costlier|
|Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree||1||12% cheaper|
Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for University of Akron Main Campus or model a student loan.
University of Akron Main Campus is a four year public college located in Akron, Ohio. Full time enrollment is 16,180 and part time is 4,920. University of Akron Main Campus has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.
Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.Address
University of Akron Main Campus is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.
University of Akron Main Campus cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200800 IPEDS survey data.