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The College of Engineering Celebrates 100 Years


In 2014, The University of Akron College of Engineering is celebrated 100 years of student success and achievement. Our 12,000+ alumni are a testament to the solid foundation on which the College was built a century ago.

Today, we stand ready to reach even greater heights over the next 100 years.

For a detailed look at the College's rich history, recent accelerated growth in enrollment and research, read the celebratory publication: Engineering Powerful Futures


The College of Engineering welcomed its 100th class to campus at the start of the Fall 2013 semester. More than 750 incoming freshmen are part of the College's largest undergraduate class to date - nearly 2,800 students!


The College of Engineering celebrated its past and its future on May 22, 2014.

More than 400 attended a gala marking the college's 100th anniversary and its remarkable achievements over the century.

Individuals at Centennial Gala

Above (from left) are Dr. George K. Haritos, Dean, College of Engineering; The Honorable Deborah Wince-Smith, President, U.S. Council on Competitiveness and special guest speaker at the event; and Fran Buchholzer, dedicated friend of the University.

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In 1914, the College of Engineering at The University of Akron opened its doors to its first 28 students. One hundred years later, more than 12,000 men and women have been trained as engineers by its dedicated faculty and with the support of its dedicated staff.

Video Vault: Watch our students talk about their Akron Engineering Experience.


The College of Engineering has a history of achievement. In 1914, the College opened its doors and 28 students enrolled, rotating classes and co-op work assignments on a weekly basis. Today, the College is training nearly 3,200 students to become the next generation of engineers. Read more about the College's 100-year history.

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