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Return on Your College Investment

July 18, 2013

As we prepare to welcome our students to campus in a few short weeks and ask God to provide for their needs in every way, I was encouraged by an article that appeared in The New York Times on May 3. Some have questioned whether a college degree is still worth the investment, but the evidence continues to be overwhelmingly positive. According to the article entitled "College Graduates Fare Well in Jobs Market, Even Through Recession," the hard work and expense of a college degree reap dividends in terms of job opportunities and earnings potential down the road.

Exceeding national benchmarks, Cedarville's placement rate (including graduates' finding jobs in their discipline) for our 2012 graduates was 94.4%! This includes graduates who were employed or in graduate school within six months of commencement. Those results are exemplary in the best of times, but in this challenging economy, the success of Cedarville graduates in finding positions or landing grad school placements is even more remarkable.

But, job opportunities and earnings potential mean much more than a steady paycheck. At Cedarville, we are intentional about helping students think about their career choice as a calling -- the opportunity to use their unique God-given talents and abilities to take the good news about Jesus to our world.

We are so excited to welcome new and continuing students to campus in just a few short weeks. Parents, thanks for your investment on behalf of your student!