Wilberforce University


Founded in 1856 as America’s first black college by leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Wilberforce University is a predominately African-American, private co-educational, liberal arts institution. The modern campus is located in a very accessible rural setting in southwestern Ohio close to the urban centers of Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati. The University awards the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees. Majors are offered in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The University also offers a mandatory cooperative education program and integrated service learning in selected courses. Wilberforce University is a member of the United Negro College Fund, the NAIA athletic conference, and is a participant in the OhioLINK library consortium.

Key Data

School Type: Campus
Degrees Offered:
Student Life
Enrolled Students: 677
Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Annual Cost
In State Tuition: $12,470
Out of State Tuition $12,470
Books and Supplies $1,000
Students with Financial aid:** 96%
  • ** Refers to % of students receiving some form of financial aid
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