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Finding a Job with a Liberal Arts Degree

February 16, 2015

Liberal arts degreeToo often the liberal arts get a bad rap! Perhaps you -- like a lot of parents -- are concerned that if your student majors in a program like literature or history or theatre, it could mean difficulty finding a job after graduation.

Today's Parent Prep post will be an encouragement!

A report by Allie Grasgreen, titled "Liberal Arts Grads Win Long-Term," explores the personal benefits and career advantages that can be found in pursuing a liberal arts degree. 

Read more and discover how liberal arts grads are doing in the workplace and how Cedarville is preparing students with a Christ-centered liberal arts education.

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Posted in Academics Spiritual Growth Admissions Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Preparing Students for In-Demand Health Care Careers

February 6, 2015

According to a recent online Forbes article, “The Best Healthcare Jobs in 2015,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the health care and social assistance industry will produce one in three new jobs in the U.S. over the next decade. Extended longevity and an aging population are increasing the demand for health care professionals.

Health care also provides a unique opportunity to share the Gospel in compassionate and meaningful ways at an individual's point of great need. That is why Cedarville University has been intentional about offering these in-demand professional programs.

If your son or daughter has expressed interest in a helping profession, be sure to read today's post to see what Cedarville University is doing to prepare students for in-demand health care careers.

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Posted in Academics Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Careers

How Knowing a University's Graduation Rate Can Save You Money

January 12, 2015

We all know students who started their four-year college journey … six years ago. Whether they are struggling to pass classes, basking in the learning experience, or simply switching their major too many times, their college education can quickly acquire an even larger price tag when eight semesters turns into twelve.

One of the best ways a university can save you money is to help your student graduate on time. Consider the additional costs if students take five or more years to finish. Consider the cost if they never complete their educational goals!

Today's post discusses this critical issue and offers advice for checking graduation rates and comparing total costs.


P.S. There is still time to register for tonight's FAFSA webinar. The online presentation begins at 8 p.m. EST. Register now.

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Posted in Academics Admissions Affordability Financial Aid Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Christmas Break Ideas

December 22, 2014

Christmas break is a great time for students to sleep in, spend time with friends, and — most importantly — celebrate Christ's birth. But it's also a good opportunity to take care of important college-related details. Encourage your students to get a jump start on 2015 and move that much closer to their Cedarville career.

  • Decision made? Submit the $250 reservation deposit during break! (Is your student's application incomplete? Check online for missing pieces, then request references or documents to be sent right away in the New Year.)
  • Check out the FAFSA website. Required for all need-based aid, the FAFSA application for the 2015–16 school year will be available January 1. Apply early for maximum grants and scholarships.
  • Register for our FREE "How to Complete the FAFSA" webinar, offered Monday, January 12, at 8 p.m. EST.
  • Plan a campus visit. It's the best way to see if Cedarville University is the place for your student!
  • Talk to a Cedarville student or alumnus who lives in your area. Need a referral? Send us an email and we'll help connect you.
  • Learn more about the major your student is considering. We have more than 100 programs of study from which to choose.
  • Join the CU fan club on Facebook! See who else is connected.
  • Plan a prayer time with friends. College is a big decision. Ask God to give you wisdom, provide for your needs, and make His direction clear!
  • Above all, celebrate our Savior's birth! He is the reason Cedarville exists and the focus of everything we seek to accomplish in the lives of students!
Merry Christmas!

Posted in Academics Admissions Student Life

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