University of Akron tuition rates and affordability

Bachelor's degree cost estimates

Akron offers one of the best values in higher education in Ohio. The table reflects estimated rates before scholarships for two semesters (fall and spring) for in-state tuition and out-of-state tuition. It is based on 16 credit hours per semester.

For Associate degree estimates see a second table lower on this page.

Did you know we offer a tuition freeze for four years?

A student at a springtime festivalThe University of Akron Tuition Guarantee Program helps you plan for and predict the cost of a four-year college education. The program provides fixed tuition, select fees, and room-and-board rates for the incoming class for four years. This Tuition Guarantee Program is designed for full-time, bachelor’s-degree seeking students from Ohio.

See details for eligibility, summer start and exceptions.


The true cost of attending UA is often lower because we award more than $260 million in aid annually in scholarships for undergraduates.

Learn more here.

Ohio residents Non-Ohio residents
Tuition & fees $12,799.20 $17,239.20 *
Room & board $11,220 ** $11,220 **
Total $24,019.20 $28,459.20

Rates effective fall semester 2023. Undergraduate tuition and fees are subject to change.

** The University offers many housing and dining options. The room-and-board charges are estimated using mid-range costs for housing and the most popular meal plan (board), providing two meals a day. See housing and dining options.

Non-resident surcharge is $1 per credit for students enrolled in online degrees and/or certificates (online courses only).

Associate degree cost estimates

The in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee estimates below are based on a full-time undergraduate course load of 12 to 18 credits per semester. Other miscellaneous fees are likely to apply. See details.

Semester Academic year
Ohio resident $4,309.08 $8,618.16
Nonresident surcharge $320 per credit hour

Rates effective fall semester 2023. Undergraduate tuition and fees are subject to change.