Greene County News Report
CEDARVILLE – Cedarville University is ranked No. 7 in the Bestcolleges.com list of the top 25 colleges in Ohio.
A national organization that ranks colleges and universities throughout the United States, Bestcolleges.com uses graduation and retention rates, along with tuition costs for enrollment to rank the schools.More than 130 Ohio colleges and universities are considered for ranking.Cedarville, with a cost of $22,648, has the third-lowest tuition charge among universities in the top 10. Ohio State’s annual cost is $17,406 annually while Baldwin-Wallace University’s cost is $19,500. Cedarville’s most current graduation rate is 70.2 percent and its retention rate (freshmen to sophomore year) is 88.2 percent.
According to the 2015 list, six of the 25 universities on the list are from southwest Ohio. Overall, Oberlin is No. 1, followed by Kenyon College, Ohio State, Denison University, and Case Western Reserve. The University of Dayton is sixth.
Other universities from southwestern Ohio in the top 25 include No. 13 Xavier University; No. 17 Miami University; No. 18 University of Cincinnati and No. 25 Wittenberg University.
Top 10 Universities in Ohio
- Oberlin College
- Kenyon College
- The Ohio State University
- Denison University
- Case Western Reserve University
- University of Dayton
- Cedarville University
- Franciscan University of Steubenville
- Baldwin-Wallace University
- Ohio Northern University
* As ranked by Bestcolleges.com