Being the third largest city in the state of Maharashtra, Akola is progressively yet steadily developing as a Centre providing outstanding education. There are numerous colleges in the city which are affiliated with the Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. AKOLA EDUCATION SOCIETY is the prominent academic institution of the Vidarbha region providing education since last 80 years. A number of substantial colleges are located in Akola. A few of these renowned organizations are Shivaji Engineering College, Bhonsla College of Engineering & Research, Manav School of Engineering & Management in Vyala, Government Medical College, Jamnalal Goenka Dental College, R.T. Ayurved Mahavidyalay, Homeopathic Medical College and Shri Janta Homeopathic Medical College.
There has been perceived a tremendous enhancement in the quality of education in the city of Akola. With the upsurge in the number of applicants for entrance exams for professional education, the city has developed to be a Centre for refining education acumen. The city has various recognized colleges located in the nearby locations, the nearest IIT is IIT Bombay and the nearest NIT is Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology situated in Nagpur. The closest Indian Institute of Information Technology and the nearest AIIMS which is soon to be established is also in Nagpur whereas the other nearest Government Medical Colleges apart from the one situated in Akola are in Nagpur, Latur, Aurangabad, and Chandrapur. ADCC Academy is one of the well-recognized institutes acknowledged for being the benefactor of best IIT-JEE and NEET coaching in Akola.