Wittenberg enrolls more than 2,100 full-time students, representing nearly every state and dozens of countries. The greatest concentration of the students is from the northeastern and midwestern regions of the United States, but Wittenberg strives to attract a student body that is broadly representative of the economic, cultural and racial diversity of our society.
Wittenberg faculty are gifted teachers, and classes are kept small to help maximize the direct teacher-student contact. As a liberal arts and sciences college, Wittenberg’s curriculum is designed to offer a broad choice of majors, each of which seeks to expose students to the full spectrum of scholarly achievement – to prepare them for productive lives with the skills of perception, communication, critical thinking and judgment.
While the classroom is the heart of the Wittenberg enterprise, the educational mission is deliberately extended into social and cocurricular life, to breathe opportunity into leadership and other skills. More than 100 student organizations, 22 intercollegiate sports, club sports, study abroad, internships, campus jobs – all furnish important options for students to explore careers and practice conflict management, persuasion and teamwork.
Since its founding Wittenberg has been affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a connection that has helped the university preserve its commitment to producing graduates who have considered their own personal values and take an active interest in the health of their communities. Similarly, Wittenberg ’s affiliation with Springfield has always brought tangible benefits to its hometown college. As a small urban area close to both Columbus and Dayton, Springfield offers numerous opportunities for recreation as well as educational and professional growth.
The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Higher Learning Commission is located at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602, and its telephone number is (800) 621-7440. Wittenberg is also accredited by the American Association of University Women. The Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Wittenberg is a member of the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities, the Ohio College Association, the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the College Board and EDUCAUSE.
Wittenberg benefits from membership in numerous consortia. The Cincinnati Council on World Affairs promotes enrichment programs with institutions in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, composed of 24 institutions, promotes cooperation among the member colleges and universities. The International Educational Association of Ohio Colleges and Universities promotes the international aspect of higher education through workshops and institutes. Through OhioLINK, Wittenberg students have access to more than one billion items, from the libraries of more than 80 colleges and universities; in addition, the Online Computer Library Center further connects Wittenberg to information about library holdings around the nation and the world. Wittenberg also holds membership in several study abroad consortia including the Institute for the International Education of Students, the International Student Exchange Program, the Council of International Educational Exchange, and Denmark ’s International Study Program.