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Cedarville University received high marks in a ranking by Forbes

Forbes Names Cedarville a Top Ohio School

by Karina Brady, Student Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University is the top-ranked Christian university in Ohio according to a recent ranking by Forbes.

According to its “America’s Top Colleges” ranking, Cedarville is compared with Kenyon College, Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University. Of the 650 universities ranked nationally, 29 are from Ohio. Cedarville was ranked ninth among those Ohio schools.

Forbes’ national ranking system considers the “direct benefits schools provide their graduates.” Their methodology includes alumni salaries, student rankings, student debt, academic success and graduation rates.

“We seek to provide students with excellent programs to prepare them well because we want them to obtain vocational distinction,” said Tom Mach, Cedarville University’s vice president for academics and chief academic officer.

Cedarville University administration is committed to providing affordable education through competitive financial aid and academic scholarships. “We seek to be good stewards,” Mach said. “We work hard to keep costs as low as possible while maintaining high standards.”

In addition to Forbes’ top college list, Cedarville University has also achieved high rankings in Forbes’ private colleges, liberal arts and Midwest categories.

“With the quality of students that God has blessed Cedarville with and the focus on excellence and rigor in the academic programs at Cedarville, it is not surprising that our graduates go on to do well in what God has called them to do,” said Mach.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 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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