Welcome to the Akilah Institute.
At Akilah, we enroll students who are passionate and motivated to build exciting careers and assume leadership positions in their workplaces and communities. Akilah has an active campus life that offers opportunities for professional and personal growth. Students join clubs, compete in startup competitions, and run for student government. Off campus, they complete internships, participate in conferences, and volunteer in their communities.
Our Diploma Programs
The Akilah Institute’s Information Systems Diploma program prepares students to innovate and excel in the fast-growing technology industry. Students learn to use software systems and build apps or platforms to solve business problems. Partnerships with leading technology companies, such as Cisco, ensure that students graduate with the certifications necessary to land competitive jobs.
Akilah’s Hospitality Management Diploma emphasizes strong English communication and customer service skills, which are key to employment in the industry. Students master the fundamentals of tourism, lodging, food and beverage, and event planning while strengthening their understanding of hotel management and human resources. Graduates have the necessary skills to move directly into management roles.
The Akilah Institute’s Business Management & Entrepreneurship Diploma provides an in-depth understanding of how to bring a business idea to market and key business administration and management concepts. Instructors encourage innovation as students learn to make informed business decisions using data analysis, market research, and problem-solving skills. Students participate in startup competitions and graduate with the global business skills needed to establish their own ventures or join existing ones.
Why study at Akilah?
88% of Akilah alumnae are employed within six months of graduating, and 90% of graduates are supporting at least one individual or family member financially. Since 2010, Akilah's diploma programs have equipped hundreds of women with the academic, professional, and leadership skills necessary to launch and advance their careers.
55% of students come from rural areas 0
75%of students were unemployed prior to enrollment 0
78% are first generation college students 0
93% student retention rate 0
Dates to Know
The Bridge Program begins in July and prepares students for a successful transition to academic life at Akilah. During the Bridge Program, students will meet their instructors and mentors and set academic goals for their future education and career. The program is designed to develop students’ skills in English, mathematics, and information technology. The Bridge Program is mandatory for all incoming students.