Cedarville University Ranked Among Region’s Best by “U.S.News”

Study Abroad - Athens, Greece

The editors of “U.S.News” ranked Cedarville University among the top 3 regional colleges in the Midwest. Professor David Mills, Ph.D., interacts with students during a study abroad trip in Athens, Greece. Photo credit: Scott Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations

September 13, 2011

Rigorous academic programming backed by quality faculty, staff and students has led to another top-tier ranking for Cedarville University. This year the editors of “U.S.News” ranked the University among the top 3 regional colleges in the Midwest.

“U.S.News” used peer assessment along with objective factors including student academic quality, graduation rate, class size, student/faculty ratio and alumni financial support to determine the rankings. A more detailed description of the factors is available at www.usnews.com/colleges.

Cedarville University was ranked third in the Midwest and finished at or near the top of the region in several areas. For example, the University’s 68 percent graduation rate was second highest in the Midwest. Cedarville was tied for second in the Midwest with a freshman retention rate of 84 percent.

Cedarville University was also recognized by “U.S.News” as being among “A-Plus Schools for B Students” and as an institution with “A Strong Commitment to Teaching”.

In addition to the "U.S.News" rankings, the University was listed in the “Forbes” “2011 Best Colleges List” and recently named “A Best in the Midwest” college by the “Princeton Review” on its website feature: “2012  Best Colleges: Region by Region”.

Cedarville University attracts 3,300 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.

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