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2019 Highlights of the Year

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Transforming Lives

Students' lives are being changed through the powerful teaching of God’s Word and intentional discipleship with godly mentors. They are challenged to live each day boldly, purposely on mission for Jesus Christ.

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Fall Bible Conference

On the final evening of Fall Bible Conference, approximately 50 students came forward to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Nearly 200 made other decisions to honor Christ with their lives. The start of each semester is an intentional time to challenge students to evaluate their faith and consider God’s call on their lives.

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Chapel: The Heartbeat of Cedarville

Daily chapel continues to be the heartbeat of campus. During his weekly chapel series this academic year, Dr. White is leading students through the book of Nehemiah, following the theme of "Faithful" and examining how we have a promise-keeping God even though we are a promise-breaking people.

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The Warren and Betty Wiersbe Library and Reading Room

We opened and dedicated the Warren and Betty Wiersbe Library and Reading Room during homecoming weekend. Holding Dr. Warren Wiersbe’s vast collection of commentaries, nonfiction publications, and works of literature, this library has already been a tremendous resource for our students as they study God’s Word and prepare for ministry.

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#CUGO Continues Our Gospel Focus

At Cedarville University, we want every student to take a missions trip before graduation and experience the joy of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a cross-cultural setting. Our Global Outreach department is working toward making that happen. We’re sending out students to touch a needy world with the message of hope found in Jesus.

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Students, faculty, and staff on 31 teams reached 19 countries on spring and summer break Global Outreach trips

Students are involved in 85 campus organizations, including academic, service, and athletic

Career and Grad School Placement Rate

Students From 50 States and 53 Countries

Total Enrollment (16th Consecutive Record)

Three-year Average Placement Rate

Wall Street Journal Ranking for Professors' Engagement with Students

Students From 50 States and 48 Countries

Total Enrollment (15th Consecutive Record)

Wall Street Journal ranked Cedarville #2 in the U.S. for professors’ engagement with students.

Students from 50 states and 49 countries

Placement Rate

Total Enrollment



Given to Trips

Faculty, Staff, and Students Who Participated in Missions Trips

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Growing Academic Offerings

As we continue to seek to offer an excellent education in submission to biblical authority, God has been faithful to allow us to offer new innovative and in-demand programs. We are blessed to equip students to use their vocations as a ministry for Christ.

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Fostering Entrepreneurship

We introduced the new Cedarville University Beyond Startup Accelerator in fall 2019. Beyond encourages entrepreneurship among our students and alumni, not just as a means to make money but as a way to reach the world for Christ. Beyond offers expertise, capital, and investment opportunities.

New Graduate Programs

Our Board of Trustees has approved new graduate programs, which will increase our reach to students seeking advanced degrees with a biblical focus.

*pending outside approvals

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Stewarding His Gifts

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

2019 Chart showing enrollment growth over the last five years from 3,711 to 4,380 students.

Record Enrollment

This fall, we experienced our 13th-consecutive record enrollment. As other universities are closing their doors due to dwindling numbers, God is continuing to bring students to Cedarville who desire an excellent education grounded in biblical truths.

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The Lorne C. Scharnberg Business Center

At homecoming, we were blessed to receive the largest financial gift in the University’s history, $10 million from the Scharnberg family from Des Moines, Iowa, in honor of former trustee and longtime Cedarville supporter Lorne Scharnberg. The new School of Business Administration building will be named the Lorne C. Scharnberg Business Center in recognition of Lorne’s more than 25 years of faithful service to Cedarville University.

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Embarking on the Journey

We embarked on a 10-year campus master plan, which will add six new facilities to campus, increase the number and scope of our academic programs, and enlarge our capacity to make Cedarville financially accessible to more families.

A Bold Vision for the Future - Phase I Underway

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Construction Update - January 15, 2020

External windows on the Chick-fil-A changing the Cedar Lake view, continued progress on the civil engineering building interior rooms, and a residence hall being readied for students who will arrive this fall are all part of this construction update.

Project Timeline
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