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<em>U.S. News</em> Ranks Cedarville Among Region's Best

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This year the editors of <em>U.S.News & World Report</em> have ranked Cedarville among the top 10 baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations—Cedarville, Ohio

August 19, 2009

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 among the top 10 baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest region. The annual rankings are to appear in the magazine’s August 24 issue. The rankings will also be available at

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

“We are grateful for this positive, independent evaluation,” shares Dr. Bill Brown, Cedarville’s President. “We are driven by a Christ-centered commitment to academic excellence.”

Improving its overall score, Cedarville University was ranked sixth in the Midwest 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 59 percent. The University’s 69 percent graduation rate was second highest in the Midwest. And Cedarville was in the Midwest’s top four with a freshman retention rate of 83 percent.

Nationally, Cedarville was singled out as one of 80 schools where the faculty has a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs. Featuring a worldwide Christian ministries program, the University offers 100 areas of study to 3,000 students. Visit the University website at