Music Program Nationally Ranked

by Natalia Kirychuk, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University is listed among the top 10 Christian college music programs in the United States according to Christian Universities Online. Cedarville, ranked ninth, is the highest-ranked college in Ohio.

Ranked institutions were evaluated based on the following criteria: number of undergraduate and graduate music degrees offered, faculty-to-student ratio, percent of full-time beginning undergraduates receiving grants or scholarships, selectivity, overall retention rate and overall graduation rate. 


Roger O’Neel, assistant chair and associate professor of worship at Cedarville, said he was excited to see the music program getting recognition.

O’Neel believes the music program’s facilities, mentoring faculty and intentional community make Cedarville’s program worthy of the ranking. 

“This is a true honor to be listed among the best Christian music programs in the country,” said Beth Cram Porter, chair of the department of music and worship at Cedarville University. “The department faculty take seriously our calling to teach, mentor and prepare our students to impact the Kingdom.”

Cedarville’s department of music and worship offers six majors: composition, keyboard pedagogy, music, music education, music performance and worship. The worship program was ranked among the best for worship ministry earlier this year. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 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. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.