The college was founded as Akita Junior College, with departments of economics and commerce. A department of home economics was added in 1954. The college was relocated to its present location in 1983. A nutrition department was added in1990. The collage was renamed the Akita Economics Junior College in 1997 and its curriculum restructured around three departments: Commerce and Economics, Information Science and Lifestyle. It was renamed the Akita Nutrition Junior College in 2005, specializing in a Department of Nutrition only.