Wilberforce University is revered as the first private historically black university, founded in 1856, named after the 19th century abolitionist, William Wilberforce. Before The Civil War, the University was a destination point for the Ohio Underground Railroad.
Wilberforce is an African Methodist Episcopal Church University, going back to 1856 when the Methodist Episcopal Church purchased property for the institution at Tawawa Springs, near Xenia, Ohio.
With 20 academic concentrations in business, communications, computing and engineering sciences, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, Wilberforce remains true to its founding principles of self-determination and access to academic excellence.
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