Top Tier

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio—Continual quality improvements lead to another top-tier ranking for Cedarville University. This year the editors of U.S.News & World Report have ranked the University third in the Midwest region. Last year’s ranking was 14. The annual rankings are to appear in the magazine’s August 27 issue. The rankings will also be available at

U.S. News used peer assessment along with objective factors such as graduation rates, class size and student/faculty ratio to determine the rankings. A more detailed description of the factors is available at

Cedarville University was ranked 3rd in the Midwest overall and finished at or near the top of the region in several areas. For example, Cedarville’s percentage of freshmen who graduated in the top quarter of their high school class was the highest at 67 percent. The University’s 71 percent graduation rate was second highest in the Midwest. Cedarville had the second highest percentage of faculty considered full time (92 percent). And, Cedarville was in the Midwest’s top five for its freshman retention rate of 82 percent.

“Academic excellence is a significant component of Cedarville University's mission statement and we are extremely pleased by this positive, independent evaluation of our quality and value,” shared Dr. Bill Brown, Cedarville’s president.