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Akron, OH 44320
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Brown Mackie College-Akron

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Brown Mackie College—Akron, a nonresidential campus, was founded in 1980 as the Southern Ohio College. It is now part of the Brown Mackie College network of schools owned by the parent company Education Management Corporation. The school is situated in Akron, a bustling city with a small town feel due to it’s many green parks and bike trails, and is a short drive to Lake Erie. Dubbed the City of Invention, Akron is home to a growing polymer industry, attracting many who want to work within that field.


This campus focuses only on four subject areas: nursing, healthcare and wellness, business and technology, and veterinary technology. Degrees earned vary by the program, but most courses will prepare students for career-oriented jobs with their combination of traditional coursework and hands-on learning.

Business and Technology

The General Business diploma offers courses on business ownership, marketing, personnel, and finance, accounting theories and principles, and computer operations and programs. The diploma prepares students to be executive assistants, bookkeepers, customer service and banking representatives, and sales assistants.

The Business Management associate of applied science degree offers the same courses plus accounting and business decision-making and development of small business courses. Graduates are prepared for jobs as an office manager, human resources or marketing associate, and account representative. The office management associate degree offers instruction on applying software products to business problems, general business courses, and effective communication for an office setting, preparing students for entry level jobs in human resources, or as an office manager, account representative, or marketing associate.

The Business Administration bachelor of science degree combines the Business Management courses with specialized classwork in business law, human resources, and small business management. This degree will prepare graduates for entry-level management positions and even more advanced leadership positions in a large or small business.

Earning an associate of applied science in Database Technology will prepare graduates with skills needed to succeed in world of computer programming, networking, design, or repair.

Healthcare and Wellness

The Healthcare Administration associate in applied science degree prepares students for entry level jobs in hospitals, clinics, insurance agencies, home healthcare, and public health. Courses included are ethics in healthcare, automated scheduling and billing, and professionalism and communication in a healthcare setting.

The Medical Assistant diploma, offering courses in the structure and function of the body, routine procedures for a physical exam, and automated scheduling and billing procedures, prepare students for entry level jobs under the direct supervision of a physician or medical office manager.

An associate of applied science degree is offered upon completion of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. This degree will prepare graduates to work under the supervision of a full therapist as rehabilitative treatments are performed on disabled patients to improve the quality of life.


The school offers a Practical Nursing diploma that informs students on the structure and function of the human body, instruction and practice on administering medications and dosage calculations, critical thinking, and information on how to treat health problems. Those earning the diploma are prepared for an entry level nursing job in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and other medical facilities.

Veterinary Tech

The Veterinary Technology associate of applied science degree provides courses in roles and responsibilities of veterinary technicians, management, diseases, and veterinary and nursing skills of animals, and surgical preparation and assistance, pre-and post-operative care, and maintenance of the operating room and supplies. Graduates can find entry level employment in veterinary clinics and related fields.

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Applicants must provide proof of graduation from an accredited high school or a GED. Factors for admission also include academic record and career interest. Some programs have additional admission requirements. Check the catalog for complete admission requirements.

The school evaluates transfers credits by looking at accreditation of other institution, the age of credits, the compatibility of course descriptions, and if the credit hours are convertible. Grades must be a C on a 4.0 scale to be transferable.

Prior students can come back by filling out a request to return form (available online). A student can only re-enroll once every nine months.

Financial Aid

Students should apply for financial aid as soon as they are accepted, and financial aid counselors are available to guide students through the process. Types of aid include grants and scholarships, federal and state aid, student loans, and work/study.

When completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, please be aware that each separate Brown Mackie campus has its own code, so be sure you are confident in which campus you are attending.

Financial aid staff will also work with veterans through their process. The school can defer tuition, fees, and book costs until the Veterans’ Affairs paperwork is completed and processed.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4007th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Ohio.


The Alpha Beta Kappa honor society at the Akron campus is very active in community outreach. Members have participated in a tutoring program, helped less fortunate families at Christmas, and participated in Habitat for Humanity projects.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Additional School Information

The school is transitioning to an innovative Student Advantage Program, where students use iPad tablets in the classroom. They will have access to class notes and be able to share information and connect more readily. Also, eTextbooks will be used on the iPads, saving students money and making life easier by storing all the class materials on one lightweight tablet instead of carrying around multiple heavy books.

The schools also give their students an advantage in learning by operating under a One Course a Month model. With this, students only concentrate on one subject for a month, giving them the opportunity to master the material without multitasking other classes.


The school as a whole is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Accreditation of the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting is provided by the Commission of Accrediation of Allied Health Education Programs.

The Veterinary Technology program has provisional programmatic accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

The Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 869 0.44
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 27 0.01
Forcible Rape 165 0.08
Robbery 718 0.36
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4,268 2.14
Larceny 5,790 2.91
Vehicle theft 806 0.40

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Akron, OH 44320
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population22,951 (22,951 urban / N/A rural)
Households9,234 (2.47 people per house)
Median Household Income$31,336
Families6,062 (3.08 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3911

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3329th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $11,304 $11,304 $11,304
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $810 $810 $810
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $12,714 $12,714 $12,714
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $24,403 $24,403 $24,403
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $20,897 $20,897 $20,897

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $11,108 $12,024 $11,108 $12,024 $11,108 $12,024
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500 $650
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,613 $5,541
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,327 $6,249
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $8,358 $8,252

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 94 8 1 5 189 1 298
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 3 2 5
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General 1 7 8
Computer Support Specialist 6 3 9
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 2 2
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 5 14 19
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 5 5
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 1 3 5
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 45 3 23 71
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 2 8 10
Medical Office Management/Administration 5 1 4 10
Medical/Clinical Assistant 8 1 15 24
Network and System Administration/Administrator 2 1 8 11
Occupational Therapist Assistant 3 1 42 1 47
Office Management and Supervision 2 2
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 1 1 1 10 13
Surgical Technology/Technologist 7 1 18 26
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 3 1 2 25 31

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3167th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $52,685 ($50,186 male / $41,919 female)
Number of FT Faculty 10 (3 male / 7 female)
Number of PT Faculty 63
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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