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One of the Best in the Midwest for Student Engagement

by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

student engagement ranking in MidwestCedarville University is one of the top schools in the United States for student engagement, according to The Wall Street Journal.

In a recent release from The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) College Rankings, Cedarville is ranked second in the United States and the Midwest for student engagement. Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is ranked atop both lists.

Dordt and Cedarville have been ranked number one and two in the national rankings for student engagement since the WSJ/THE rankings first released fall 2019.


In the Midwest rankings, Cedarville placed higher than the University of Michigan, the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University, all tied for fourth. Other Ohio schools in the ranking include Miami University and Bowling Green State University, tied for sixth, and the University of Cincinnati, tied for eighth with the University of Wisconsin and the University of Evansville (Indiana).

Cedarville University offers students a wide variety of opportunities to connect with each other and professors, from the opening of the year’s Getting Started Weekend, to involvement with discipleship groups, academic major groups and global outreach ministries.

Student engagement is further enhanced through Cedarville’s daily chapels and personal interaction with professors outside of the classroom.

Cedarville recently registered its 13th-consecutive year of record enrollment, further highlighting the need for a 10-year campus master plan, unveiled in the summer 2019 issue of Cedarville Magazine. The master plan will strengthen the school’s ability to engage a growing student body.

As part of the plan, Cedarville will add a 300-seat dining commons featuring Chick-fil-A, a 282-bed residence hall and a civil engineering building, all slated for opening this fall.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 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 high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

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