BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Trustees at Baldwin-Wallace College near Cleveland have decided to drop the hyphen and change the name to Baldwin Wallace University.
They say adopting the university wording is an effort to reflect the breadth of academic offerings at the Berea-based school. It offers more than 60 major areas of study and has a large graduate program. The school has more than 4,100 students enrolled at its Berea and Beachwood campuses and in online courses.
The name change takes effect July 1.
The school has undergone several name changes since it was founded in 1845. It was initially known as Baldwin Institute and was re-chartered a decade later as Baldwin University before merging with a neighboring college to establish its current name.