Statement of Accreditation

Wilmington College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604- 1411, or 800.621.7440).

Wilmington College is authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. This authorization continues through December 31, 2024. A copy of the State of Ohio Certificate of Authorization may be reviewed in the Office of Academic Affairs. Please see the following website to file a student complaint:

The College is an institutional member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, the Council of Independent Colleges, Friends Association for Higher Education, The Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, and the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education.  All women graduates are eligible for membership in the American Association of University Women.

Sport Management Program
The sport management degree program at Wilmington College has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

COSMA awarded WC’s sport management program the maximum seven-year accreditation through February 2027. The entity is a specialized accrediting body whose designated purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide at colleges and universities.

Teacher Education Program
Wilmington College of Ohio Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare teachers in the liberal arts tradition, is granted Accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through December 2025. A copy of the latest accreditation letter can be reviewed in the Office of Academic Affairs.