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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 01/25/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

University of Akron

302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325-4702
(330) 972-5144 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Scott L. Scarborough, President
HLC Institution ID: 1599
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 01/01/1914

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2012 - 2013
     • Action Letter (PDF)

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2022 - 2023

Last Date of Information Change: 10/25/2013

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Bachelors, Doctors, Masters, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 11/17/2014)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 16,326   5,282
Graduate: 2,520   1,737
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   204  

Degree Programs (last updated: 11/17/2014)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 30   651
Bachelors Degrees 96   3,126
Masters Degrees 80   1,118
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 20   276
Certificate Programs (last updated: 11/17/2014)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 79   248

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 09/11/2013)

In-State:   Campuses:   Wayne College - Orrville, OH;
    Additional Locations:   Midpoint Center - Brunswick, OH; Lorain County Community College - Elyria, OH; Lakeland Community College - Kirtland, OH; Lakewood Bailey Building - Lakewood, OH; Medina County University Center - Medina, OH; Stark State College - North Canton, OH; Eastern Gateway Community College - Steubenville, OH; Tallmadge High School - Tallmadge , OH;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.