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Herzing University - Akron Overview

Herzing University - Akron is a private not-for-profit institution located in Akron, Ohio. The suburban atmosphere of Akron makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Herzing University - Akron Known For?

150 Undergraduate Awards
87% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Herzing Akron is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 39% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average Herzing Akron student 4.0 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Herzing University - Akron Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Herzing Akron.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#180 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Herzing Akron has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Highest Paid Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates College Factual
#7 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual
#33 Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Computer Science Degree

Where Is Herzing University - Akron?

Location of Herzing University - Akron

Contact details for Herzing Akron are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1600 South Arlington Street, Suite 100, Akron, OH 44306-3931
Phone: 330-724-1600

How Do I Get Into Herzing Akron?

You can apply to Herzing Akron online at:

Admission Requirements for Herzing Akron

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Herzing Akron?

87% Acceptance Rate
85% Of Accepted Are Women
Herzing Akron has the high acceptance rate of 87%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 15% of accepted students are men and 85% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Can I Afford Herzing University - Akron?

91% Take Out Loans
12.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Herzing Akron, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $8,253 a year. That adds up to $33,012 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Herzing Akron is 12.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Herzing University - Akron Undergraduate Student Diversity

293 Full-Time Undergraduates
87% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 497 undergraduate students at Herzing Akron, with 293 being full-time and 204 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Herzing Akron

Gender Diversity

Of the 293 full-time undergraduates at Herzing Akron, 13% are male and 87% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Herzing Akron

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Herzing University - Akron students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Herzing Akron Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 122
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 131
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 30

Online Learning at Herzing University - Akron

218 Took All Classes Online
356 Took At Least One Class Online
5,624.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 356 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Herzing Akron has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 56th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Herzing Akron

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Herzing University - Akron was 5,624.5%. This is the #15 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Herzing Akron regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Herzing Akron majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 17%
Business Administration & Management 33%
Business, Management & Marketing 19%
Computer & Information Sciences 60%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14%
Health Professions 4%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Herzing Akron ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Herzing Akron.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Design & Applied Arts #1
Visual & Performing Arts #1
Computer Programming #1
Legal Support Services #1
Information Technology #2
Legal Professions #2
Computer Systems Networking #3
Accounting #3
Criminal Justice & Corrections #4
Health & Medical Administrative Services #4
Computer & Information Sciences #5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #5
Health Professions #7
Business Administration & Management #7
Business, Management & Marketing #8

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Herzing University - Akron Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Nursing 53 0 5 58
Health & Medical Administrative Services 28 7 5 40
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 9 9 0 18
Business Administration & Management 10 0 5 15
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 0 5 7
Accounting 3 3 0 6
Computer Systems Networking 2 0 0 2
Information Technology 0 0 2 2
Computer Programming 0 0 1 1
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 1 1
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 107 19 24 150


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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