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Cedarville listed among top colleges for merit scholarships

by Michaela Carpenter, Public Relations Writer

Money magazine has named Cedarville University one of the best colleges in the United States for providing merit-based scholarships for students. Cedarville University is ranked No. 9 in the national ranking.

Money ranked schools based on the percentage of students who receive aid, the average scholarship amount and the affordability of college for the students who receive scholarships. It also included average earnings of those who had graduated from each school within the last five years.

“Cedarville University is committed to offering high-quality, Christian education that is both affordable and accessible,” said Kim Jenerette, executive director of financial aid. “This year, 100 percent of freshmen and incoming transfers received institutional scholarships, and these generous awards can be combined with other forms of aid such as need-based or departmental.”

Topping the list was Tennessee Technological University, followed by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and Truman State University.

This high ranking is not a first for Cedarville University. In July, Money magazine named Cedarville the most affordable private college in Ohio. The university was ranked No. 15 nationally. The affordability ranking was based on tuition rates, financial aid packages and student debt upon graduation.

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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