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Can you tell me more about Wilmington College and Wilmington College Cincinnati?

Wilmington College was founded in 1870 by the members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The affiliation continues today. In August 1870, a group of Quakers in Wilmington, Ohio, purchased an unfinished building and adjacent land at an auction for $11,334 that became Wilmington College. The first Wilmington College Cincinnati branch was established in Sharonville in 1986 to serve adult and professional students. Majors include Accounting, Business Administration (with concentrations in business analysis, finance, and management), Education Studies, Liberal Studies, Multimedia Studies, Strategic Human Resources Management, and Strategic Organizational Leadership. To accommodate the schedules of adult learners, classes meet once a week and are offered in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. All services, including admissions, academic advising, transfer evaluations, registration,  and financial aid counseling are offered at the Cincinnati branch.

How long will it take me to finish my degree?

It depends on the number of classes a student completes each semester and if a student has prior credits from another college. However, Wilmington College Cincinnati operates on a 4 credit hour system, which allows students to finish their degree faster with fewer courses. Classes are also offered year-round in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Do you offer transcript evaluations?

Yes. We can complete a transcript evaluation at no charge, prior to enrolling, to see how credits will transfer into a specific program and how many classes will remain to complete the degree.

What support do you provide?

Students at Wilmington College Cincinnati have a Personal Graduation Coach to guide them through the enrollment and registration process as well as through the program. Students also have targeted academic support services available, including a math center, a writing center, free on-campus printing, and library services. Career services and counseling services are offered through the Wilmington College main campus.

What payment options do you have?

Students can make a single payment. Students can also choose one of the following options:

Promissory Note: Students can pay their tuition in three installments for the semester. No interest is charged if installment payments are paid by the due dates.

Employer Deferred Payment Plan (EDpay): If a student is eligible for tuition reimbursement, the EDpay plan allows students to defer the tuition payment for up to 40 days after the last day of the semester during which a student completes classes. No interest is charged during the current enrolled semester.

Financial Aid: Visit with our financial aid counselor to learn about using financial aid at Wilmington College. Learn more about financial aid and scholarships.

Where will I be taking my classes?

Wilmington College Cincinnati has six dedicated classrooms on the campus of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Clifton. The classrooms are located on the third floor of the main building past the IT helpdesk window: Main Building Rooms 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358.

Is parking free?

Yes! As a Wilmington College Cincinnati student you will receive a parking pass that will be activated each semester at no charge.

Will you help me with my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Yes, you can set up an in person or phone meeting with our financial aid advisor to complete the FAFSA.

Can I enroll if I am an international student?

Yes. Wilmington College Cincinnati has two certified DSOs (Designated School Officials) onsite to guide you through the international student application process and assist you in earning your degree.

How much will my degree cost?

This depends on the number of credit hours a student must complete for the degree. Wilmington College Cincinnati calculates tuition by multiplying the per credit hour rate by the number of hours for which a student is registered. For example, if the net per credit hour rate is $315 and a student registers for 12 hours, then the tuition for that semester is $3,780.00 ($315/credit hour X 12 hours).

Is Wilmington College accredited?

Yes. Wilmington College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This is the same agency that accredits other colleges and universities in Cincinnati like the University of Cincinnati, Mount Saint Joseph University, and Cincinnati State.

How can I find your office?

We have two locations on Cincinnati State’s campus to serve you.  Wilmington College Cincinnati administrative offices are located in the Main building room 181 and in ATLC 221 in the Transfer Center.

What fees do I have to pay in addition to tuition?

The Graduation Fee is the only fee Wilmington College Cincinnati students pay. It is charged during a student’s graduation semester.

What are the typical class sizes? I don’t want to feel like just a number in class.

Class sizes average 10-15 students to allow for one-on-one attention and help from your instructor.

Why do students choose Wilmington College over another college?

Wilmington College Cincinnati is the college of choice for adult learners because of our flexible evening schedule, affordable per credit hour rate, ability to earn multiple majors simultaneously, and the personal attention received from advisors, staff, and faculty from enrollment to graduation.

How do I apply to Wilmington College?

First, submit all official college transcripts, including a high school transcript or GED transcript, to:

Wilmington College Cincinnati
ATLC 221 Transfer Center
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Then, complete and submit your application to DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION.

Do you offer summer classes?

Yes. We offer classes year round in the fall, spring and summer.

Will I have help scheduling my classes each semester?

Yes. Each student will have a Personal Graduation Coach to assist in scheduling classes each semester to ensure you are on target to graduate on your timeline.

Do you have to be enrolled as a full – time (12 credit hours) to receive financial aid?

No, you do not have to be enrolled as a full-time student to receive financial aid. Depending on your Free Application for Federal Student (FAFSA) form, students may be eligible for grants with one class. Student loans require students to be enrolled in at least six credit hours to be eligible.

How do I apply for financial aid?

You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at to apply for financial aid. The Wilmington College school code is 003142.


Do you have scholarships available?

Yes, we have scholarships available for students who have earned an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college. Ask us about it!

What is the difference between a subsidized and unsubsidized loan?

Subsidized loans do not accrue interest while a student is in school at least half-time (six credit hours) or during deferment periods.

Unsubsidized loans accrue interest while a student is enrolled in school. For current interest rates, please visit