Cedarville Named as a “College of Distinction”

by Ryan Bower, Assistant Director of Public Relations

Based on its excellence in engaging students, great teaching, having a vibrant community, and successful outcomes, Cedarville University has been named as a College of Distinction. The recognition focuses on universities throughout the United States by CollegesofDistinction.com.

In Ohio, there are just 12 colleges or universities on the prestigious list. Universities from the Miami Valley joining Cedarville University on the list are Miami University, the University of Dayton, and Xavier University. 

A “college of distinction” university must be nominated by a high school guidance counselor, college administrators or the Colleges of Distinction selection team.

The Colleges of Distinction methodology is a mix of qualitative and quantitative information related to four areas of evaluation.
 
Qualitative information is gleaned from college admission experts around the country and includes interviews with senior administration, faculty, alumni, and current students at each nominated college.
 
Feedback is gathered from administrators at other colleges and high school counselors across the country, and the selection team visits each school to get a true feel for the campus.

The methodology also uses quantitative data such as graduation rates, classroom size, and other key stats that speak to the four distinctions. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.