One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville
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2021 Highlights of the Year

A Bold Call to Transform Cedarville University

On October 1, as part of his annual homecoming State of the University address, Dr. Thomas White, President, announced One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville, the largest fundraising effort in the history of the University.

The Power of One

What is the power of one life transformed? The Campaign for Cedarville will help transform students’ lives to make a difference for Christ for years to come.

One Thousand Days Transformed: Campaign for Cedarville

One Thousand Days Transformed

The Campaign for Cedarville will increase our capacity, minimize student debt, expand opportunities in and out of the classroom, and provide for a sustainable future, all with a single goal to transform students’ lives to advance the Kingdom.

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State of the University - Highlights

Listen to highlights of Dr. White's Statement of the University address as he officially launched One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville. Interested in the full presentation? Access the annual State of the University chapel.

Cedarville has impacted me most by surrounding me with opportunities to grow in my knowledge of the Bible, whether it’s through Bible minor classes, chapel, or discipleship groups. My faith has not only grown here because of the encouraging community and life experiences, but also through increasing my knowledge of the Bible because of the resources Cedarville provides.

Alexis Barth

Total Enrollment (15th Consecutive Record)

Students From 50 States and 48 Countries

Wall Street Journal Ranking for Professors' Engagement with Students

Three-year Average Placement Rate

Jenna Deboer

Cedarville has changed my outlook on the world and my love for people. I am a different person than I was coming here, and I am so thankful for that.


President's Chapel Series

Ears to Hear

In his sermon series, Dr. Thomas White, is walking the campus community through the parables of Jesus, challenging us to have ears that hear, hearts that receive, and lives that obey. Join us as we make much of Jesus and His powerful words this year.

Ears to Hear - Listening to the Stories of Jesus
Ryan Sheppard

Chapels have been the most meaningful part of my Cedarville experience. I have learned so many new things about God through solid preaching from different speakers.


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.


Graph showing consistent growth in enrollment 2015 to present.

Record Enrollment

The fall, we experienced our 15th-consecutive record enrollment. Even as college enrollment across the nation declines, God is continuing to bring students to Cedarville who desire an excellent education grounded in biblical truth.

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Graph showing consistent reduction in debt since 2015 to zero dollars in 2021.

Cedarville Is Debt-Free!

We are humbled to share that as of this past spring, Cedarville was debt-free for the first time since we have financial records to verify. Being debt-free is an indicator that we are financially stable and that we are good stewards of the resources God has given to us.

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Rendering of New Residence Hall

New Residence Hall

To meet the demands of our growing student body, we announced plans to construct a new women’s 120-bed residence hall, to be completed for fall 2022. This facility will be built with funds from generous donors, without incurring any debt.

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Gab Hingst

The most meaningful part of my Cedarville experience has been the community. The friends I have made during my time at Cedarville have given me unbelievable support, constant encouragement, and lasting memories.


Providing Excellent Academic Opportunities

PA Patient and Student

One Step Closer to PA Program

This summer, both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) approved Cedarville University to offer the PA degree program. The final step is accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).

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Matt Papa

Dove-nominated Singer-Songwriter Serving as Artist-in-Residence

Music and worship students are benefitting from opportunities to learn from Cedarville’s first Artist-in-Residence, Dove-nominated singer-songwriter Matt Papa.

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Law Enforcement Program

College to Law Enforcement Pathway

Cedarville’s criminal justice program was selected to be part of a pilot program with the state of Ohio that provides a streamlined path toward a career in law enforcement.

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Alumna Clerking in Supreme Court

Supreme Achievement

Cedarville 2017 alumna Christina Kirkpatrick Gay began a yearlong clerkship in July with Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Roberts.

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Social Work Student

100% Pass Rate

Cedarville University’s Department of Social Work class of 2020 had a perfect 100% pass rate on the social work licensing exam.

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I have enjoyed getting to know my professors and learning from them. I am not just gaining classroom knowledge but learning so much from their personal experiences

Lindsey Lankford

Partner With Us to Transform Lives for Eternity

Join us as we transform lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.

One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville.

Artist rendition of new Sharnburge Business building with an exterior of brick and glass set on a hill adjacent to Cedar Lake.

Support Business Excellence

Leave a legacy or honor a loved one with your naming-level gift for the Scharnberg Business Center, which may be given as a one-time contribution or over four to five years. Please pray about a $5,000 gift per year for the next five years to name an office or a $25,000 gift per year over the next four years to name a classroom.

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Artist rendering of brick and glass addition to the Callan Athletic Center

Support Athletic and Academic Excellence

Leave a legacy or honor a loved one with your naming-level gift for the Callan Athletic and Academic Expansion, which may be given as a one-time contribution or over four to five years. Please pray about a gift of $5,000 per year for five years to name an office or a $50,000 gift per year given over five years to name a lab.

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Emily Miller

Cedarville has taught me how to deepen my relationship with the Lord and to deepen my friendships through fellowship together. Cedarville has shown me how to live out my faith and be comfortable sharing the Gospel.


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