U.S. News Again Ranks CU in Regional Top Tier

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville, Ohio—Quality faculty and students along with rigorous academic programming lead to another top-tier ranking for Cedarville University.

This year the editors of U.S.News & World Report have ranked the University fourth in the Midwest region among baccalaureate colleges. The annual rankings are to appear in the magazine’s August 25 issue. The rankings will also be available at www.usnews.com.

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 www.usnews.com.

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

Cedarville University was ranked fourth 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 among the highest at 65 percent. The University’s 74 percent graduation rate was second highest in the Midwest. And Cedarville was in the Midwest’s top five for its freshman retention rate of 83 percent.