Wilkes University Online

by TBS Staff

Updated July 15, 2021 • 1 min read


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Originally established as a junior college of Bucknell University, the institution gained independence as Wilkes College in 1947. One final name change, to Wilkes University, came in 1990. In an effort to continue expanding opportunities for its annual enrollment of more than 5,000 students, Wilkes offers 32 online programs including certificates, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and terminal degrees in education, nursing, creative writing, business management, and sustainability management.

Wilkes University Tuition, Accreditation, and Admissions Info


Accreditation and Approvals

Wilkes University is regionally accredited by the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools. Several individual programs hold additional accreditation from agencies and organizations including the American Chemical Society, Engineering Accreditation Commission, Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, American Society of Health-System Pharmacist Commission on Credentialing, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Wilkes University acceptance rate is 75% for undergraduate students. Undergraduate applicants to Wilkes should submit ACT or SAT scores and high school transcripts. Additional prerequisite course requirements apply depending on the major an incoming freshman selects. In addition to the above requirements, transfer applicants must submit official college transcripts.

Graduate school admission requirements vary depending on one's program of interest. Requirements may include undergraduate transcripts showing required prerequisites and a minimum GPA, GRE or GMAT test scores, letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume/CV or proof of licensure, and an admissions interview.

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Wilkes University Online Degrees Offered

Education programs make up the majority of these online offerings, with additional offerings available in nursing, creative writing, business administration, and sustainability management.

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