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Brown Mackie College-Akron (Two Year College)

  • Akron, OH
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The College and Its Mission

Brown Mackie College--Akron (Brown Mackie College) is one of over twenty-five locations in the Brown Mackie College family of schools (, which is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students to pursue entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly changing workplace. Brown Mackie College's family of schools offer bachelor degree, associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs in health sciences, business, information technology, legal studies, and design to thousands of students in the Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Western United States.

Brown Mackie College was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in February 1927, as a traditional business college. In March 1980, the college added a branch campus in Akron, Ohio. The college outgrew this space and relocated to its current address in January 2007.

Brown Mackie College--Akron is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award bachelor degrees, associate degrees and diplomas. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS can be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002. Telephone: 1-202-336-6780.

Brown Mackie College--Akron is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, 24th Floor, Suite 2481, Columbus, OH 43215-3138; phone: 614-466-2752. Ohio registration # 03-09-1685T.

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 727-210-2350.

The Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 727-210-2350

The Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA.

The Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program has provisional programmatic accreditation granted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

The College is a nonresidential, smoke-free institution.

Academic Programs

Brown Mackie College--Akron provides higher education to traditional and nontraditional students through associate degree and diploma programs that can assist them in enhancing their career opportunities, broadening their perspectives through appropriate general education courses, thinking independently and critically, and improving problem-solving abilities.

Each College quarter comprises twelve weeks. Associate degree programs require a minimum of eight quarters to complete. Programs are offered on a year-round basis, providing students with the ability to work uninterrupted toward their degree. The College offers all programs in a unique One Course a Month format. This schedule allows students to focus studies on only one course for four weeks and has proven convenient for students with multiple obligations such as jobs and family.

Associate Degree Programs: The Associate of Applied Business degree is awarded in accounting technology, business management, criminal justice, office management, and paralegal. The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded in computer networking and applications, database technology, early childhood education, health care administration, information technology, medical assisting, occupational therapy assistant, pharmacy technology, surgical technology, and veterinary technology.

Diploma Programs: The College also offers diploma programs in accounting, business, criminal justice, medical assistant, medical coding and billing, paralegal assistant, and practical nursing.


Tuition for the 2010--11 academic year was $285 per credit hour, and $15 per credit hour for general fees. Tuition for the practical nursing program was $350 per credit hour, and $25 per credit hour for general fees. Tuition for the surgical technology program was $330 per credit hour, and $15 per credit hour for general fees. Tuition for the occupational therapy assistant program was $350 per credit hour, and $15 per credit hour for general fees. The cost of textbooks and other instructional materials varies by program.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. The College maintains a full-time staff of financial aid professionals to assist qualified students in obtaining financial assistance. The College participates in several student aid programs. Forms of financial aid available through federal resources include the Federal Pell Grant Program, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program, Federal Work-Study Program, Federal Stafford Student Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized), and the Federal PLUS Loan Program. Eligible students may also apply for veterans' educational benefits. Students with physical or mental disabilities that are a handicap to employment may be eligible for training services through the state Agency for Vocational Rehabilitation. For further information, students should contact the College's Student Financial Services Office.

Each year, the College makes available scholarships of up to $1000 each to qualifying seniors from area high schools. Only one scholarship is awarded per high school. In order to qualify, a senior must be graduating from a participating high school, have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, and submitted a brief essay. The student's extracurricular activities and community service are also considered. These scholarships are available only to students enrolling in one of the College's degree programs. Students awarded the scholarship must enroll at Brown Mackie College--Akron between June and September immediately following their high school graduation. Applications for these scholarships can be obtained from the guidance departments of participating high schools. These applications must be completed and returned to the College by March 31.


There are 20 full-time and 39 part-time faculty members. The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

Facilities and Resources

Brown Mackie College--Akron provides media presentation rooms for special instructional needs, libraries that provide instructional resources and academic support for both faculty members and students, and qualified and experienced faculty members who are committed to the academic and technical preparation of their students. The College is nonresidential; students who are unable to commute daily from their homes may request assistance from the Office of Admissions in locating off-campus housing. The College is accessible by public transportation and provides ample parking, available at no charge.


The College is located at 755 White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio. For added convenience, the College also operates learning sites at 809 White Pond Drive and 388 South Main Street in Akron.

Admission Requirements

Each applicant for admission is assigned an Assistant Director of Admissions who directs the applicant through the steps of the admissions process, providing information on curriculum, policies, procedures, and services and assisting the applicant in setting necessary appointments and interviews.

To qualify for admission, each applicant must provide documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or from a state-approved secondary education curriculum or provide official documentation of high school graduation equivalency. All transcripts become the property of the College. Admission to the College is based upon the applicant meeting the stated requirements, a review of the applicant's previous education records, and a review of the applicant's career interests. If previous academic records indicate that the College's education and training programs would not benefit the applicant, the College reserves the right to advise the applicant not to enroll. Special requirements for enrollment into certain programs are discussed in the descriptions of those programs.

For the most recent information regarding admission requirements, please refer to the current academic catalog.

Application and Information

Applicants must complete and submit an application form along with documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or state-approved secondary education curriculum, or applicants must provide official documentation of high school graduation equivalency. For additional information, prospective students should contact:

Senior Director of Admissions

Brown Mackie College--Akron

755 White Pond Drive

Akron, Ohio 44320

United States

Phone: 330-869-3600

Fax: 330-869-3650


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Location & Contact

755 White Pond Drive Suite 101
OH 44320

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Medical Office Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapist Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.





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