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Parents Measure ROI for Their Students' Cedarville Education

April 3, 2018

Diploma on pile of moneyAs high school seniors and their parents sit down to finalize a college decision before the May 1 deadline, one topic is nearly always part of the discussion: cost.

While many universities — including Cedarville — are taking intentional steps to make a college education more affordable, parents are increasingly looking at job placement rates in order to weigh an institution’s benefits against its costs in an effort to decide whether or not a considerable investment is worthwhile.

Cedarville's placement rates continue to be impressive. In a six-month postgraduation final destination survey, 97.5% of Cedarville's class of 2017 reported being employed or in graduate school during that time period. This is not a one-year anomoly: Cedarville's three-year average is also 97%

These placement results are well above the national averages reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which has reported an average of 88% over the last five years. But don't just take our word for it. Read the Q-and-A in today's post, originally published in an issue of Cedarville Magazine, and see what parents are saying about their children's experience at Cedarville.

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Posted in Academics Affordability Careers Student Life Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Proof Positive: 2017 Placement Rates Announced

January 22, 2018

smiling graduatesYou’ve heard us talk a lot about the quality of a Cedarville education. Now, here’s additional proof to support what we’ve been telling you:

In a recent survey of our 2017 graduates, we found that an amazing 97.5% of the graduating class was either employed or in graduate school within six months of commencement. That’s well above national averages and evidence that our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation. Employers seek out Cedarville graduates for their academic preparation, work ethic, and character.

In fact, for the past five years, our placement rates have consistently topped national averages, as shown in the graph below.

2017 placement rate graphic

And, not only are our graduates prepared to obtain good jobs in desirable career fields, they are being equipped to serve God and share the message of the Gospel wherever He leads them. That’s what truly sets Cedarville apart.

Posted in Academics Careers Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

How a College's Graduation Rate Can Save You Money

January 10, 2018

grad cap on pile of moneyWe all know students who started their four-year college journey… six years ago. Whether they are struggling to pass classes, basking in the learning experience, or simply switching their major too many times, their college education can quickly acquire an even larger price tag when eight semesters turn into 12.

One of the best ways a university can save you money is to help your student graduate on time. Consider the additional costs if students take five or more years to finish. Consider the cost if they never complete their educational goals!

At Cedarville, we make it a priority to help students graduate on time, saving them money but more importantly, allowing them to begin using their career to make an impact for Christ sooner. Today's post provides helpful information about graduation rates and what to consider as you compare college options.

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Posted in Academics Admissions Affordability Careers Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Reminder: Keys for Career Exploration Webinar Is Tonight!

November 7, 2017

webinarThere is still time to register and join us for tonight’s FREE webinar — “Keys for Career Exploration" — and learn how to help your student choose a major that is the right fit for their unique gifts and abilities.

Cedarville University's Director of Career Services and Certified Professional Career Coach Jeff Reep will discuss how students can engage in career exploration early and often. Without it, college freshmen choose majors based on vague ideas of future lifestyle, but without true knowledge of their options or of the ways God has equipped them to serve His purposes. A college education is a significant investment, and selecting a major is an important choice. This practical webinar will help you ask the right questions and provide wise counsel to your student.

Register now, and plan to join the conversation tonight, November 7, at 8 p.m. EST.

Posted in Careers Webinar