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Statement of Accreditation

Wilmington College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604 800.621.7440 Click on the purple “Verify Status Here” icon for more information about WC’s Accreditation with HLC, general institutional information, public information and policies and procedures for filing a complaint. 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 Academic Affairs office. 


Wilmington College is an institutional member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, the Council of Independent CollegesFriends Association for Higher Education, The Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and UniversitiesOhio 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.

Athletic Training

The Wilmington College Athletic Training program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.

Wilmington College no longer offers the Master’s in Athletic Training (MSAT) program.  The College will cease granting degree in May 2024, and will no longer have an accreditation affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) beginning August 2024.

Occupational Therapy

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Students must complete 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

Ohio Teacher Education Program

Wilmington College’s Teacher Education Program is designed to prepare teachers in the liberal arts tradition. It is accredited by the Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from December 2020 -December 2026. A copy of the latest accreditation report can be reviewed in the Academic Affairs Office

Commission on Sport Management Accreditation

The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels through specialized accreditation.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Federal regulations require schools providing distance education to students residing outside of the institution’s home state to seek state authorization with the states from which they enroll students or participate in a state authorization reciprocity agreement. Wilmington College participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). This allows Wilmington College to enroll students in its online program in all states. Although the State of California does not participate in NC-SARA, Wilmington College is allowed to operate online programs in California because it is a private nonprofit institution.