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Wall Street Journal ranks Cedarville fourth for student engagement

by Alyssa Speicher, Public Relations Writer


The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) have named Cedarville the fourth-best school in the nation for student engagement in their annual college rankings.

The ranking was based on 100,000 current student survey responses. Surveys asked about student engagement with learning, involvement with campus culture, interactions with faculty and recommendations to others. The WSJ/THE rankings also factored in the number of programs the school offered.

Dordt College (Iowa) is ranked atop the list according to WSJ, and is followed by Brigham Young University, Texas Christian University, and Cedarville University. Other notable schools in the top 25 include Baylor University, Auburn University, Bowling Green State University, Miami University of Ohio, and Michigan State University.

“I believe this ranking is a product of the missional commitment of Cedarville's faculty and staff,” said Dr. Thomas Mach, vice president for academics. “Faculty and staff come to Cedarville not simply for a job, but to invest in young men and women seeking to fulfill the call of God in their lives.”

Cedarville boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and is known for faculty members who invest in both the academic and personal lives of their students. Beyond this, Cedarville strives to equip students to glorify God by thinking broadly and deeply while engaging others for Christ.

“It is a joy to engage students as brothers and sisters in Christ, encouraging them in their walk with Christ and preparing them for a life of service in the church, in their vocation and in their family,” added Mach. “Much of that engagement happens naturally on our campus because faculty and staff are focused on living the Christian life together with students.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 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.