Since the founding of Baldwin-Wallace University in 1845, school administrators never factored race or gender as a deciding factor for admission to the school. With a main campus in Berea and a second campus in Beachwood, Ohio, the United Methodist-affiliated University still today, promotes diversity within the student body which includes both traditional and adult learners. Just as important, many recognize Baldwin-Wallace University for its Riemenschneider-Bach Institute and Conservatory of Music, along with ties to education, business, and neuroscience. Conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees, the private, not-for-profit Baldwin Wallace offers students more than 60 majors and programs of study. More than 4,000 students are enrolled in Baldwin-Wallace and Kiplinger’s ranks BW as a Best College Value.
Baldwin-Wallace University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association. Degree-specific programs also have individual accreditation, including music programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and education programs by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Furthermore, BW retains approval by various institutions, like the American Chemical Society, the Ohio College Association, and the Association of American Universities; and the college retains memberships with organizations, including the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the American Council on Education.
Baldwin-Wallace grants undergraduate degrees via six different schools, including:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science in Education
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Music Education
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Students can pursue fields like Business, Computer Information Systems, Neuroscience, and Health and Physical Education. BW also offers an innovative Sustainability degree with concentrations in Humanities & Social Science, Quantitative Analysis, Science, and Business Administration. Many minor programs are also available, with programs like Forensic Science and International Studies. Baldwin Wallace also offers Graduate Business, MBA and Graduate Education MAEd degree programs. In these post-graduate degrees, students can opt to enroll in curriculum, like Accounting, Management, or School Leadership.
In addition to traditional degree programs, Baldwin-Wallace offers flexible evening, weekend, and online programs/classes for adult learners. Some classes are offered in hybrid format with a combination of on-campus and online learning. The Organizational Leadership program is conducted online for added flexibility. The online Associate to Bachelor’s (A2B) program in Organizational Leadership affords students with Associate’s degrees an opportunity to achieve a Bachelor’s degree online. Students can enter the online program in the fall, spring or summer terms with classes beginning every eight weeks. Asynchronous courses are taught by the same on-campus faculty and students engage via small class sizes and mediums like discussion threads.
Baldwin-Wallace University maintains a variety of support mechanisms to aid students. Academic advising and career services provide individual attention assisting students in career goals. Students can access research materials through the Ritter Library and can seek additional help from Academic Coaching. ESL instructors and an online eTutoring offer added support. In addition, Baldwin-Wallace recognizes eligible credit from assessments, including the Advanced Placement Program, International Baccalaureate Program, CLEP, and the Prior Learning Assessment.
Federal, state, and institutional financial aid is available through Baldwin-Wallace for qualifying students. Merit Scholarships are awarded to students maintaining specified GPA requirements and minimum ACT/SAT scores. Adult students may be eligible for tuition reimbursement payment programs or lower tuition as part-time students. Financial aid grants include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Ohio College Opportunity Grant, the Baldwin Wallace Grant, and the BW Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program. Students may also be eligible for loans, including the Subsidized/Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loan, PLUS Loans, or private education loans. Baldwin-Wallace also supports work study programs. Baldwin-Wallace participates in the Yellow Ribbon program benefiting qualifying military veterans.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Private not-for-profit
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,088
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