University of Northwestern Ohio
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|University of Northwestern Ohio|
|Type||private, non-profit, coed|
|President||Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis|
|Colors||Burgundy and Gray|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
The University of Northwestern Ohio is a private, not-for-profit University founded in 1920. Within the university are five colleges: College of Business, College of Applied Technologies, College of Health Professions, College of Occupational Professions, and the Graduate College. Online degrees are available for most areas of study. The University of Northwestern Ohio is a co-educational institution authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission / North Central Association to grant master’s degrees, baccalaureate degrees and associate degrees.
UNOH offers over 60 programs in Business, Medical, Legal, Travel, HVAC, IT, Marketing, High Performance Motorsports, Agricultural, Alternate Fuels, Automotive, Diesel and more.
The University of Northwestern Ohio is an entrepreneurial, not-for-profit institution of higher learning, preparing students for careers and productive citizenship that encompass the business, professional, corporate and technological communities by providing quality education and training in response to the needs and aspirations of our constituents.
The College of Business of the University of Northwestern Ohio offers Baccalaureate Degrees and Associate Degrees. Some programs have major course sequences beginning fall quarter.
The College of Occupational Professions of the University of Northwestern Ohio offers Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificate programs. Majors include: Agribusiness, Information Technology, Legal, Office Management, Specialized Studies, Sports Marketing and Management, Travel, and Word Processing. Some programs have major course sequences beginning fall quarter.
The College of Health Professions of the University of Northwestern Ohio offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Associate Degrees, and Diplomas. Majors include: Health Care Administration, Medical Assistant Technology, and Medical Office Management. Some programs have major course sequences beginning summer and/or fall quarter.
The College of Applied Technologies offers Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificate programs. These programs take from 36 weeks to 2 years to complete. Classes are Monday through Thursday in the morning, afternoon, evening, and early morning. Majors include: Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, High Performance Motorsports, Alternate Fuels Technology, Agricultural Equipment Technology, and HVAC/R Technology.
The Graduate College of the University of Northwestern Ohio offers the Master of Business Administration program online or in a one-night-per-week format.
- Northwestern School of Commerce 1920-1970, North Elizabeth Street, Lima, OH
- 1972 Moved to Cable Road Campus
- Northwestern Business College 1970-1973
- Northwestern Business College-Technical Center 1974-1990
- Northwestern College 1990-2000
- University of Northwestern Ohio August 1, 2000
Firsts for the University of Northwestern Ohio
- 1920 1st College in Lima
- 1973 1st Automotive Diesel Program in State of Ohio
- 1977 1st Medical Assisting Program in Lima
- 1984 1st Residential College/University in Lima
- 1976 1st Travel & Tourism Degree in Lima
- 1987 1st Paralegal Program in Area
- 1993 1st Virtual College and College without Walls in Lima
- 1995 1st Baccalaureate Degrees in Lima in Business Administration, Accounting and Health Care Administration
- 1995 1st Alternate Fuels Program in Ohio
- 1995 1st Agri Business Management Degree in Lima
- 2000 1st Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree in Lima
- 2001 1st Microsoft IT Academy in Lima
- 2002 1st Specialized Studies Degree in Area
Technology Advances 
Since the launch of the new student portal, mySirius, in June 2006, the University of Northwestern Ohio information technology advancements continue at a rapid pace.
MyUNOH is the campus portal to online student services. The improved customer service for UNOH students has been a tremendous asset. Students now can register and pay for classes online, get their class schedules online, receive financial aid award letters online, and order books for classes online through Barnes and Noble at UNOH.
UNOH online degrees allow students to earn their degree from anywhere in the world. In 2011, UNOH also launched its 100% online MBA program, providing graduate students the option to earn their MBA without stepping foot on campus.
The university has also added Atomic Learning, Presidium, Proquest, SMARTTHINKING, and OhioLINK to its online services. Atomic Learning offers online tutorials for common applications for Microsoft Office products, Digital Imaging like Photoshop, and basic HTML tutorials. Presidium is a 24 x 7 technical support service provided to support students who need assistance with online campus services. Proquest is an online research library allowing students to search through a vast selection of newspaper and magazine articles, as well as text from books. This powerful research tool is a great source for gathering information students need to finish projects and papers. SMARTTHINKING provides live, person-to-person, tutoring over the Internet for help with course work at any time of day or night. UNOH has also recently joined OhioLINK, a collaboration of libraries, which will give its students access to over 46 million resources across Ohio.
- HLC/NCA - Higher Learning Commission / North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- CAAHEP - The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- ACBSP - Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
- NATEF – National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
- PAHRA ARI - Partnership for Air Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Accreditation – Air-Conditioning Refrigeration Institute
- OBR - The Ohio Board of Regents
Certifications and Approvals 
- Certificate of Approval to Operate Issued By The Illinois State Superintendent of Education, 100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois 62777
- State of Ohio Bureau of Vocation Rehabilitation (for the training of disabled students)
- State of Ohio Department of Education (for the training of veterans)
- In 1994, The University of Northwestern Ohio was designated by the United States Department of Energy as one of six original Alternate Fuels training facilities in the United States…the only one in Ohio.
- National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Training Center.
Northwestern Ohio teams, nicknamed athletically as the Racers, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). The Racers formerly competed as a member of the American Mideast Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, golf, soccer and tennis; while women's sports include basketball, bowling, golf, soccer (2013-14), softball (2013-14), tennis and volleyball.
UNOH, the only university in the nation to own a race track (Limaland Motorsports Park), is the first university to offer scholarships for motorsports. UNOH currently has six co-ed motorsports stockcar and modified teams that compete during race season at Limaland Motorsports Park.
See also 
- Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities
- The Ohio Board of Regents
- National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
- Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC)
- UNOH Official website
- UNOH Athletics website
- Limaland Motorsports Park - "The University of Dirt"
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- The Ohio Board of Regents
- NAIA official site
- WHAC official site