Cedarville receives national top ranking


Greene County News Report

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University has been ranked in Washington Monthly’s top 100 baccalaureate colleges nationally for the second time in as many years. Cedarville ranked at 22 on the list and is one of seven Ohio schools on the list.

Other schools on the top baccalaureate list include Wilberforce University (25), Ohio Northern University (36), University of Mount Union (42), Marietta College (45), Defiance College (47) and Central State University (51).

Roscoe Smith, associate vice president for university admissions at Cedarillve, acknowledged the high ranking but emphasized Cedarville’s ultimate goal of providing a solid education from a biblical worldview.

“Our ultimate goal is to prepare our students for careers that can truly make a difference in our world,” Smith said in a release. “Cedarville is a Christ-centered university where students are challenged to grow spiritually and challenged by rigorous academics. The end result is our graduates secure careers that allow them to shape their worlds for Jesus Christ.”

According to the publication’s rankings, Cedarville’s net price is $21,982, when factoring in financial aid, outside scholarships and grants. The school’s predicated graduation rate according to the rankings was 73 percent, compared to its actual graduation rate of 71 percent.

The national rankings are based on social mobility, research and service scores. For more information, visit the rankings online at WashingtonMonthly.com.

Greene County News Report compiled by Nathan Pilling.

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