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Cedarville ranked best Christian university in Ohio

CU Ranked No. 9 Christian University in the Nation


by Madi Cannon, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University is one of the best Christian colleges in the nation according to Christian Universities Online (CUO). The independent online resource ranked Cedarville as the ninth best Christian institution nationally and the best in Ohio.

Colleges and universities were evaluated by CUO and ranked based on student-to-faculty ratio, admittance rates, financial aid, retention rates and graduation rates. 
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1, Cedarville shows a strong commitment to providing a quality student experience and academic excellence. The university’s retention rate of 85 percent is 15 percent higher than the national average, and its 72 percent graduation rate also exceeds the national average.  

CUO also placed value on Cedarville University’s affordability. According to university data, 99 percent of full-time undergraduate students receive scholarships and grants. 

“This ranking seeks to highlight intentionally Christian colleges and universities that excel in categories of personal attention to their students,” said Anna-Rebekah Orr, associate editor of CUO. “Selectivity, readily available financial aid and overall student satisfaction are important elements in the college process.”

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