Wilberforce University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Wilberforce, Ohio. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The school's African Methodist Episcopal affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. The school enrolls 700 students yearly, allowing for a more personalized education.
Students may pick from several areas of study, including:
- Advertising and Marketing
- Health and Medical Administrative Services
- Political Science
The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. This school has an acceptance rate of 92% of which only 13% decided to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $14,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better understand their cost of attending Wilberforce University. On-campus housing is available for students and costs about $3,300 each year. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as grants or student loans.
Wilberforce University participates in intercollegiate sports through the NAIA's American Mideast Conference in Basketball.
Students who would like to see more about Wilberforce University may take a look at their website at http://www.wilberforce.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Wilberforce University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Wilberforce University is about 650. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 28% enrolling as graduate students and 96% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $12,000-$14,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Part time students pay in the range of $500 to $600 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||94%||$11,901|
|Receiving Student Loans||88%||$8,069|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Wilberforce University may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
The overall graduation rate of Wilberforce University is close to 13%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Wilberforce University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The most popular sport is listed below:
- Basketball (American Mideast Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Wilberforce University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Wilberforce University for official up-to-date information.