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CUO Midwest Ranking

CU Ranked No. 5 Midwestern Christian University

by Madi Cannon, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University is one of the best Christian universities in the Midwest and the top Christian university in Ohio, according to Christian Universities Online (CUO), an independent online resource for students interested in Christian higher education. Cedarville comes in at No. 5 in CUO’s 2017 Midwest rankings.

CUO evaluated and ranked Christian colleges and universities based on their student-to-faculty ratios, acceptance rates, financial aid offerings, retention rates and graduation rates.

Cedarville has a student-to-faculty rate of 13-to-1, which allows students to receive more personal instruction and support from professors, and the university’s strong graduation and retention rates – 72 and 86 percent, respectively – indicate a high level of student satisfaction thanks to myriad support services and a vibrant student life

“This ranking seeks to highlight intentionally Christian colleges and universities that excel in categories of personal attention to their students, selectivity, readily available financial aid and overall student satisfaction,” explained Anna Rebekah Orr, associate editor of CUO.

Cedarville also excelled when evaluated on its financial aid offerings, providing grant or scholarship aid to 99 percent of full-time, beginning undergraduate students. Cedarville recently increased academic scholarship amounts, created new competitive academic excellence scholarships and increased donor-funded scholarships, allowing more students than ever to experience its rigorous, Christ-centered education.

“I offer my thanks to the faculty and students whose excellence and pursuit of Christ have made this favor possible. To God be the glory,” said Gen. Loren Reno, vice president for academics. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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