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Hands-On Learning. Hands-On Living.

At Wilmington College (WC), we are dedicated to your passion for hands-on learning. Our community-of-doing will place you in the center of the learning experience, unlocking your potential and opening doors.

Most students will leave with hundreds of hours of practical application — now that’s learning by doing.
We are dedicated to you and your abilities. We believe in your ability to change the world. Be hands-on, act and build our tomorrow. The future is yours.

Just the Facts

Southwest Ohio within an hour of Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton. Branches in Cincinnati.

Student-to-Faculty Ratio



Wilmington has been listed in the book “100 Best Small Towns in America.”


WC was named the safest residential campus in Ohio in 2013.


1,100 undergraduate students on the main campus (800 reside on campus), 300 more at two Cincinnati branch campuses.

Our 18-to-1 ratio ensures personal attention.


Professors teach here to make a difference in students’ lives.


54 to 46 female to male student ratio, students largely come from Ohio but 19 states and five foreign countries are represented.


WC is ranked in the Top Tier of Midwestern Baccalaureate Colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges issue. Our Athletic Training Quiz Bowl and Agriculture Soil Judging teams have been in the nation’s Top 10. Best Small Colleges ranked WC’s Sport Management program number one in the nation in its 2015 Sport Management Degree Guide

Class Size — 20 students.

Religious Diversity — Although Quakers founded the College in 1870, most students are non-Quakers and WC welcomes persons of all religious identifications. Quaker values reflect universal spiritual principles that support positive character development.

School Colors/Nickname

Green and white.

Exploring Your Field

Agriculture/Equine – Agribusiness, Agricultural Communications, Agronomy, Animal Science, Equine Business Management, Equine Studies (minor), and Sustainability (minor)

Business Administration – Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Economics (minor)

Communication Arts – Journalism/Public Relations and Visual Communications Design

Education – Licensure programs at all levels, Educational Studies, Intervention Specialist (Pre-K – 12), Vocational Agriculture
Fine Arts – Art, Theatre, and Music (minor)

Humanities – English, History, Religion and Philosophy, Spanish, and Peace Studies (minor) 
Life and Physical Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Health Science, Life Science, Nursing Prep 


Pre-professional – Chiropractic, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Science   

Social and Political Sciences – Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology (minor)

Sport Sciences – Athletic Training, Exercise Science (Allied Health and Sport Performance), Sport Management (Administration and Wellness), and Coaching (minor)


Learning for — and from — the world around you
Academics is at the heart of the Wilmington College experience. It all begins with a liberal arts curriculum that’s designed to develop you as a whole-body, mind, and spirit. You’ll gain knowledge hands-on, and you’ll build valuable interpersonal skills that only come from real-world experience beyond the classroom. 
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Main Campus Academic Programs


Hands-on learning opportunities abound at Wilmington College.  Main campus students engage in internships, field experiences, laboratories, service projects and a multitude of other experiences that build upon their special interests and what they learn in classes.

Academic Programs at Cincinnati Campuses

Wilmington College has two academic programs in Cincinnati, our branch campus in the northern suburb of Blue Ash and a degree completion program at Cincinnati State Community and Technical College.

The Blue Ash branch offers Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration (with concentrations in business analysis, finance, and management), Liberal Studies, Strategic Human Resources Management, and Strategic Organizational Leadership.

Our program at Cincinnati State offers a seamless transfer to Wilmington College after completing a two-year degree from Cincinnati State. We offer bachelor degree programs in Business Administration (Management), Business Analysis and Multimedia Studies


Exploring Your Field

Athletics is an integral part of the Wilmington College experience as nearly 45 percent of our students compete in an intercollegiate sport. WC is a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III. 

Baseball (M)
Basketball (M,W)
Cheerleading (M,W)
Cross Country (M,W)
Equestrian (M,W, IHSA)
Football (M)
Golf (M, W, Club Sport)
Lacrosse (M,W)
Soccer (M,W)
Softball (W)
Swimming (M,W)
Tennis (M,W, Club Sport)
Track & Field (M,W)
Volleyball (W)
Water Polo (M,W, Club Sport)


Pursuing Your Passions

Outside of the classroom, do you want to play or watch? Our students want to be in the game, whether it’s the Equestrian Club, a theatre production, Film Club, service, Greek life or an athletic team. At WC, it’s easy to get involved. Plus, with so many activities available, leadership opportunities abound.

The Future Is Now

      • 13,500 square-foot addition opened in 2016
      • Complete renovation of the former Kettering Hall
      • LEED environmentally certified

“With this new building, science majors have a whole new perspective. The modern

  technology now gives us a greater opportunity to excel, giving us an edge over other

  schools which we did not have before.”
  David Spraul, Class of ‘17


              • 41,000 square-foot facility
              • Accessible to WC’s 21 sports teams
              • 6,500 square-foot athletic training center
              • 15,000 square-foot sports training facility

“The Center for Sport Sciences is a total sport facility like no other at the NCAA Division III level. It directly impacts well over half of our student body as they engage in academic, athletic and recreational pursuits.”
Terry Rupert, V.P. for Athletic Administration


New Facilities

Academic Programs at Cincinnati Campuses

Watch for new onsite Wilmington College programs in Strategic Organizational Leadership at Southern State-Mt. Orab and Chatfield College-Findlay Market in spring 2016 and fall 2016 respectively! Strong transfer histories between these institutions and Wilmington College are at the heart of these agreements. See progress reports at

Our program at Cincinnati State offers a seamless transfer to Wilmington College after completing a two-year degree from Cincinnati State. We offer Bachelor degree programs in:
• Business Administration (Management)
• Business Analysis
• Multimedia Studies

The Blue Ash branch offers Bachelor’s

degrees in:
• Accounting
• Business Administration:
    Business Analysis
• Liberal Studies
• Strategic Human Resources Management
• Strategic Organizational Leadership.

Wilmington College has two academic programs in Cincinnati, our branch campus in the northern suburb of Blue Ash and a degree completion program at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

Exploring the World

WC offers a wide array of opportunities for students to help them discover the world — and often themselves. Our students have engaged in semester-long academic programs at universities in such nations as England, Italy, Spain and Australia. Also, they’ve taken shorter trips, over Spring Break, Winter Break or during the summer, to countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and throughout the Americas.

WC Welcomes International Students

Wilmington College has a long history of hosting international students. They bring much to our campus and, in recent years, many have excelled both academically and in athletics, and they have served in leadership positions in student government and other campus organizations. Students from Sweden, Norway, Mexico, China, Japan, Kenya, Cameroon and England have been enrolled in the last few years.
In addition to outstanding academics and hands-on learning opportunities, Wilmington College offers international students:
• Location — Wilmington is served by three international airports.
• A small, friendly campus for international students
• Competitive athletics 
• Generous scholarships 
• A safe community 
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