Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University, at Wilberforce, Ohio, near Xenia African Methodist Episcopal coeducational chartered and opened 1856. Wilberforce provided one of the first opportunities for African Americans to pursue advanced academic training. In 1863 it absorbed Union Seminary (est. 1847). The university adopted a cooperative education program in 1964, whereby its students alternate periods of academic and professional work.

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