My wife and I are in the midst of helping our 2nd of 6 children to choose a college. Our first child, a son, is at Cedarville which is just 35 minutes away from our home. This has allowed him (lives on campus) to stay involved with the family and our church plant - and for that we are thankful. He selected Cedarville over Hillsdale, Grove City, and Patrick Henry largely due to proximity and not due to its Baptist distinctives (we’re actually Presby).
My daughter is looking at all the above colleges as well as New St. Andrews and New College Franklin (micro-college started by George Grant in Franklin, TN). While I would love for my daughter to be part of a vibrant Reformed Christian community like that of NSA, we really aren’t looking forward to her being on the other side of the continental divide.
I would love to hear thoughts from the community regarding college options and would especially like to hear whether a renewal of the vision of Athanasius College is on the horizon? The distance from Cincy to Bloomington is quite more pleasant to contemplate than Cincy to northern Idaho. Since I will be sending children off to college every two years for the next decade, I’m hoping that new, better, and closer options materialize.