Capture Higher Ed is proud to introduce one of our newest partners, Ohio Wesleyan University.
Established in the mid-19th century, Ohio Wesleyan is a private liberal arts college in Delaware, Ohio and a member of the Ohio Five — a consortium of liberal arts colleges in the state.
The university was founded in 1842, when the Rev. Adam Poe, pastor of Delaware’s William Street Church, encouraged the town citizenry to raise funds to establish a university “of the highest order” in central Ohio. Led by Poe, 172 Delaware citizens raised $10,000 to purchase the former Mansion House Hotel, now the university’s Elliot Hall. The College of Liberal Arts opened its doors two years later with an enrollment of 29 male students taught by three professors.
OWU has been making its mark as a university “of the highest order” ever since.
Today, with an enrollment of 1,650, OWU draws students from 47 states and 32 countries, offering more than 90 majors, an excellent Honors Program, NCAA Division III athletics and a lively campus culture.
The university offers its students the personal attention of an ideal 11:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 17. The university’s world-class faculty consistently receives high marks from the student body for quality of teaching, mentoring, commitment and accessibility. OWU offers a multifaceted educational experience, with 27 percent of its students having at least two majors. That’s one of the highest percentages of in the country for multi-major students.
Students at OWU stay active, with 75 percent participating in varsity, intramural and club sports. The university has 23 varsity sports, and is adding two more in 2018 — wrestling and rowing. The Battling Bishops compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Jay Martin, who has been the men’s soccer coach at OWU since 1985, is the all-time winningest coach across all NCAA divisions in collegiate men’s soccer.
According to Ohio Wesleyan’s Mission and Aims, the university judges itself successful when it has accomplished three objectives in its work with students. The first is to impart knowledge. The second is to develop and enhance certain important capabilities in students. And the third is to place education in the context of values.
We are proud to welcome the Ohio Wesleyan University to the Capture family of partners!
By Kevin Hyde, Senior Content Writer, Capture Higher Ed