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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
  • info@hlcommission.org

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. Please see the following website to file a student complaint: https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints

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.

Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). After the last accreditation site visit, Wilmington was granted the maximum ten-year accreditation period. The next accreditation site visit will occur in 2022. A copy of the latest accreditation letter can be reviewed in the Academic Affairs office.

Ohio Teacher Education Program

CAEPWilmington College of Ohio Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare teachers in the liberal arts tradition, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, from June 11, 2012 – December 31, 2018. TEAC Accreditation is now administered by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). A copy of the latest accreditation letter can be reviewed in the Academic Affairs office.