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The Higher Learning Commission, the group that governs and accredits universities and colleges, placed Wilberforce under probation and the university answered the call. In fact, on this post, WU gives students an opportunity to address the accreditation criteria and respond to the HLC:


A Focused Vision for Prominence: The Wilberforce University Student Community Welcomes the Higher Learning Commission



  • Criterion 5c: The institution engages in systematic and integrated planning

Ronald Mathews

“Being in this pandemic and being able to survive – I see more growth. I see growth in students and leadership.”  – Ronald Mathews, Wilberforce Univ., SGA president

A Half Million Dollar Gift From Dominion Energy

  • Criterion 5a: The institution’s resource base supports its current educational programs and its plans for maintaining and strengthening its quality in the future

Valmarie Mitchell, class of  ‘21

“This computer is a luxury. Wilberforce University has created a backup plan for all students who are without. I will be forever grateful.”

  •  Criterion 4c: The institution demonstrates a commitment to educational improvement through ongoing attention to retention, persistence and completion rates in its degree and certificate programs

Kennedy Mandeville, library peer tutor, class of ‘23

“It feels good to let everyone know there is help available and to be the person who can help. It’s ideal for me.”

  • Criterion 3c: The institution has the faculty and staff needed for effective, high quality programs and student services

Kevin Carter

“It’s been an amazing experience for me. I really appreciate every second of the program.” – Kevin Carter, CLIMB graduate

  • Criterion 5d: The University works systematically to improve its performance

“The university has consistently followed the formal budget process, integrating it into the strategic plan: “A Focused Vision for Prominence”. It has created a clear image of how the university is operating.” – William Woodson, Chief Financial Officer/COO

“Wilberforce University prides itself in completely finishing its audit in a timely manner without citations or fines.” – William Woodson, Chief Financial Officer/COO



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