by Jenni Hodges, Public Relations Writer
Enrollment at Cedarville University has reached a record high for the fifth consecutive year. The university currently has 3,459 students enrolled, 73 more than fall 2012.
Roscoe Smith, associate vice president for admissions, said most of the increase was in graduate students. The university’s Doctor of Pharmacy program now has two classes of graduate students, and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has its first students this year.
In addition to growing professional programs, Smith said Cedarville continues to attract many undergraduate students. “The freshmen classes over the last four years have been the largest we’ve ever had,” he said. Smith attributes this trend to financial aid changes the University made four years ago to make Cedarville more affordable. The University offers $21.7 million in scholarships, and 98 percent of new freshmen received financial aid last year. This fall, Cedarville also announced there will be no tuition increase next year.
Smith said Cedarville’s graduate programs, including Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Education, will continue to grow as online and hybrid classes allow students to enroll off campus. Many high school students also dual enroll in online courses.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Inspiring greatness for over 125 years, 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.