University of Northwestern Ohio

About UNOH - Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

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.

Strategic Plan

UNOH Strategic Plan – 2018-2022


  • The University will evolve according to its entrepreneurial spirit.
  • The University will pursue quality and excellence by enhancing accreditations and certifications which bring the University national recognition and prestige.
  • The University will assess and measure students' academic performance and its institutional effectiveness, connecting the results to continuous improvement and the dedication of its resources.
  • The University will offer a diversified curriculum of programs valued by employers that are delivered in formats that meet the needs of students.
  • The University will grow in a manner that encourages and supports a diverse campus population.
  • The University will continually attract, retain, and encourage the development of a talented and qualified University family of employees.
  • The University will enhance its financial security and expand the strength of its resources.
  • The University will aggressively pursue student body growth.
  • The University campus will become the center of community life with improved aesthetics, facilities, and services.
  • The University will share its resources with community and global partners.
  • The University will exceed expectations in the service of students.
  • The University will continue to offer co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to its student body.

To serve these purposes, students will take courses in the following areas:


Students should develop interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills as well as recognize non-verbal cues.

Students should develop competencies with writing and reading, to express their own thoughts and to comprehend the writing of others.

Course areas will include composition as well as electives students may choose.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Students should develop knowledge of science and its applications to make observations, draw conclusions, and evaluate scientific information. Course areas will include a science course and a laboratory course.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students should understand human behavior on the individual and group level and methods of inquiry used within these fields. Course areas will include communication, economics, politics, psychology and sociology.

Arts and Humanities

Students should recognize the value of human experience and thought as shown through art, philosophy, ethics, history, and popular culture. Course areas will include literature, philosophy, history, political science, and popular culture.

Mathematical Data Analysis

Students should engage in abstract and quantitative ways of thinking and problem solving, using mathematical operations and logic. Specific math courses will be determined by program.

University Studies

Students should develop an awareness, understanding, and respect for a variety of cultures and how they differ from one's own, to better live and work in an increasingly interconnected world. Students will be introduced to various learning techniques and methods to enhance their educational experiences and contribute to success in college and beyond. Courses will include cultural diversity and other areas of enrichment.

Students will achieve different levels of student learning outcomes depending on their degree level.