One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Stewarding His Gifts

We are grateful for the gifts that God has given to Cedarville University, and we seek to steward them well — for His glory, not our own.

Bar chart showing growth each year with a total enrollment last year of 5,456 students. Text:Record Enrollment.

Record Enrollment

This fall, we experienced our 15th-consecutive record enrollment. God is continuing to bring students to Cedarville who desire an excellent education grounded in biblical truth.

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Aerial view of progress on the Scharnberg Business Center.

Continuing Work on the Scharnberg Business and Communication Center

We continue to make great progress on the $40 million Lorne C. Scharnberg Business and Communication Center, scheduled to open for fall 2024 semester. This world-class facility is being constructed on the north side of Cedar Lake and will house our business and communication academic programs, the Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity, and the Berry Center for Free Enterprise as well as a new dining option.

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Morton Hall.

New Residence Hall Opened

With record enrollment comes the need for additional student housing. Morton Hall opened in fall 2023, providing 120 beds for female students. This three-story residence hall provides so much more than a place to sleep: Through late-night talks, group prayer time, and intentional discipleship, young women are being encouraged to grow deeper in their faith and make Christ central to everything they do.

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Scharnberg Business Center and SSC Patio under construction.

Summer Campus Improvement Projects

Students may have been gone, but it was anything but quiet over the summer as construction projects took place all across campus. Along with continued construction on the Scharnberg Business and Communication Center, crews worked on an updated Lakeside Plaza outside the Stevens Student Center lower entrance, a new Panda Express dining facility and remodeled Rinnova coffee house, updates to Centennial Library, paving projects throughout campus, and more.

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Ethan Quayle

Providing Excellent Academic Opportunities

Students receive exceptional instruction from highly credentialed professors and apply what they're learning to research, projects, and academic competitions.

  • 99% Career and Grad School Placement Rate
  • 175+ Graduate, Undergraduate, and Dual Enrollment Programs
  • 251 Full-Time Faculty
Cedarville nursing simulation lab

New Nursing Doctoral Program Responds to Healthcare Demand

This fall, we were excited to launch a new online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, which is preparing high-quality Christian nurse practitioners and nurse leaders. The DNP will help meet both the growing need and changing landscape in healthcare. The DNP joins the School of Nursing's long-successful Bachelor of Science in Nursing and online Master of Science in Nursing, which was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the #5 online graduate nursing program in Ohio and in the top 100 nationally.

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Dr. Jonathan Arnold teaching class

Professor Takes Questions by Flight

Dr. Jonathan Arnold, a new Associate Professor of Theological Studies, has found a creative way to engage with his students and encourage deeper learning. Instead of simply raising their hand when they have a question, Dr. Arnold's students are instructed to throw a paper airplane at their professor. Unconventional? Yes, but it breaks down barriers and encourages students to participate in class. Is it any wonder the Wall Street Journal has ranked Cedarville in the top 5 for student engagement year after year?

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Tara Keller using a fluorescent microscope during her lab

NASA Scholarship Provides Career Liftoff

Junior molecular biology major Tara Keller turned her interest in biology and medicine into a scholarship from NASA. NASA is partnering with the Ohio Aerospace Institute to sponsor college students conducting research that would be applicable to NASA's field of study. With the help of her Cedarville professors, Keller was chosen as one of the recipients for this prestigious scholarship.

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Four female nursing graduates posing after their pinning ceremony.

Leading the Way in Healthcare

We are not the largest university in Ohio, but our impact on healthcare is oversized. With the recent additions of Doctor of Nursing Practice and physician assistant programs, Cedarville University is furthering its position as a leader in providing excellent healthcare education. And, with a strong biblical focus in every program, our students are being equipped to address the needs of the whole patient, both physical and spiritual. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in allied health, athletic training, nursing, PA, pharmacy, and premedical.

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Sage Showers and Caleb Forehand at the 2023 Model U.N. competition.

Cedarville Model U.N. Team Wins Big in NYC

Competing against students from around the world, Cedarville's Model U.N. team came away with the Outstanding Delegation award at the 2023 Model U.N. competition in New York City — the highest team award at the event. Several of our students achieved individual honors as well.

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Elizabeth Breedlove Headshot.

One-of-a-Kind Internship for Athletic Training Student

This summer, a Cedarville Master of Athletic Training (MAT) student completed a coveted internship with The Center for the Female Athlete at Dayton Children's Hospital. Our MAT program, in its second year, is preparing highly skilled athletic trainers who will use their vocations to make a Gospel impact in schools and universities, professional athletics, and medical offices and clinics.

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Kary Oberbrunner portrait

Inaugural Berry Chair for Entrepreneurship Named

We are excited to welcome entrepreneur and bestselling author Dr. Kary Oberbrunner as Cedarville University's inaugural Berry Chair of Entrepreneurship. Oberbrunner will identify, attract, and recruit Christ-centered, competent entrepreneurs-in-residence who will mentor students. He also will teach digital marketing and entrepreneurship courses and lead the Entrepreneur Accelerator program to assist students in bringing their business ideas to life. This role is result of a $1 million gift to the University by the Berry Family Foundation of Dayton, Ohio, for the establishment of the Berry Center for Free Enterprise.

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Reyna Golson

Living Out Our Faith in Genuine Christian Community

Choose Cedarville University

Choosing where to pursue a degree is a life-transforming decision. We encourage prospective undergraduate and graduate students to begin with the end in view.

Students laughing as bubbles fall like snow all over the crowd at a nighttime event..

Academically Rigorous, Biblically Faithful, and Fun!

Who said Christians can't have fun? At Cedarville University, we're well known for excellent academics and a distinctly biblical worldview — but our students also know how to have a good time! Watch this video to see what undergraduate students experienced during Welcome Week in August.

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Students on a hike during a 2022 global outreach mission trip.

Students Use Spring Break to GO and Spread the Gospel

During spring break in March, we had 14 teams made up of 226 students, faculty, and staff take part in Global Outreach (GO) short-term missions trips. Teams traveled domestically to places like Atlanta, Boston, and New York City and internationally to London, Mexico, and Guatemala. GO trips allow students to apply what they are learning in Bible classes and chapel as they take the message of the Gospel to a world that so desperately needs it.

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Ariel photo of Cedarville University campus

The “Most Collegiest Town” in Ohio

According to The Washington Post's calculations, Cedarville is the “Most Collegiest Town” in Ohio and among the most “collegiest” in the nation! Our students benefit from quaint coffee shops and community events, and we are pleased to welcome local residents to campus regularly. We are thankful for our little village and are grateful to work, serve, and live among its residents.

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Dr. Chuck Elliott.

An Answer to Prayer

Last year, students in our strategic communication program initiated a campaign seeking a new kidney for beloved professor Dr. Chuck Elliott. This fall, we are rejoicing with Dr. Elliott and the sacrificial gift that led him to restored health. Listen to a recent Cedarville Stories podcast as he shares about his long journey from kidney failure to answered prayer. God is so good!

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The families in the “Yueyang family” hold a reunion annually.

From Crib Mates to College Roommates

Some stories only God could write. In 2005, 18 families from the United States, unknown to each other at the time, adopted daughters from the Hunan province in China. All born within six months of each other, the girls were placed into their new parents' arms in the same room, on the same day. Two of those girls are now rooming together as freshmen at Cedarville.

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Students in a dorm at Cedarville.

Doing Dorm Life Differently

Residence hall life looks very different at Cedarville. Find out why.

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Quin Machado

Celebrating Partners in Ministry

We are grateful for each one of you who come alongside us in our mission to transform lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.

One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Extending Historic Campaign

In its annual May meeting, the Board of Trustees celebrated surpassing our initial goal for One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville and voted to build on the current momentum, extend the campaign through the 2025 school year, and increase the goal to $175 million.

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Professor instructing a student in the pharmacy laboratory.

School of Pharmacy Receives $1 Million Gift

The School of Pharmacy recently received a $1 million gift that will support recruitment through new student scholarships, create a hardship fund for students experiencing emergencies, and finance travel expenses for medical missions trips.

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Bar chart showing growth in giving each year and $23.8 million for 2022-23. Text:Total giving from generous donors like you.

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