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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.

Occupational Therapy

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates 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 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. Current information concerning accreditation status is available at or by contacting: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200 North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 301.652.AOTA

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 31, 2018 - December 31, 2020. A copy of the latest accreditation report can be reviewed in the Academic Affairs Office