About the Wayne Campus

The University of Akron, Wayne College campus is surrounded by the natural beauty of Northeast Ohio, ideal for studying and walking. Some of our students choose to pursue a degree at our regional campus because they enjoy the small class sizes and the personalized attention they receive from faculty and staff. Other students are here because their lives can’t go on hold while they pursue higher education. They need a schedule and a campus culture that fits in with their busy lives and is tailored to the commuter student experience.

No matter why you are here we are committed to helping you succeed and start your Zip journey.

When you attend the Wayne College campus, you become a part of our community, which extends to the City of Orrville, right down the road. Local shops and restaurants welcome students and many local business owners have ties to the campus.

If you would like more information on becoming a Zip please contact our Office of Admissions.

If you have other questions about our campus, please contact the Student Services Center or contact the Director of Regional Campuses, Dr. Heather A. Howley at 330-684-8914 or by email at hhowley@uakron.edu.


Our Mission

The University of Akron Wayne College Campus is an educational and cultural hub for Wayne County and the surrounding region. Student success is achieved through excellent teaching with an emphasis on individualized attention. We prepare our students for further educational pursuits, career success and lifelong learning.

To achieve this mission, the UA Wayne College Campus will:

    • Provide affordable access to The University of Akron’s bachelor's and master’s degree programs, technical associate degrees and general education coursework;

    • Contribute to the community’s lifelong learning landscape by offering both credit and non-credit opportunities;

    • Remain the region’s open-access option for students to complete developmental coursework to prepare for admission to The University of Akron;

    • Provide programming on-site at our beautiful Orrville campus, online or at one of several regional campuses throughout Northern Ohio; and

    • Extend programming and support services to the students served by our regional campuses in Medina and Lakewood, and by regional high schools through the College Credit Plus (CCP) program.