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John Carroll University Overview

John Carroll University is a private not-for-profit institution located in University Heights, Ohio. John Carroll is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is John Carroll University Known For?

765 Undergraduate Awards
$36,724 Avg Cost After Aid
88% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at John Carroll is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at John Carroll.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from John Carroll with a bachelor's degree make about $53,800 a year. That's 32% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from John Carroll to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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John Carroll University Rankings

John Carroll landed the #194 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,587 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #5 out of 108 schools in Ohio.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

John Carroll has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#167 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at John Carroll.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Best Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Physics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#120 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards John Carroll has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#36 Best General Education Schools College Factual
#74 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#108 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#113 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools College Factual
#186 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#191 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual

Where Is John Carroll University?


Contact details for John Carroll are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, OH 44118-4538
Phone: 888-388-2977

How Do I Get Into John Carroll?

You can apply to John Carroll online at:

Admission Requirements for John Carroll

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into John Carroll?

88% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
43% Submit SAT Scores
Since John Carroll has an acceptance rate of 88%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to John Carroll submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for John Carroll University  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for John Carroll University  ( 530 to 630 )
John Carroll received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 28. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for John Carroll University  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for John Carroll University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for John Carroll University  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford John Carroll University?

$36,724 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
2.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of John Carroll is $36,724. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At John Carroll, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,161 a year. That adds up to $32,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at John Carroll is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

John Carroll University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,714 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,771 undergraduate students at John Carroll, with 2,714 being full-time and 57 being part-time.


There are also 507 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,714 full-time undergraduates at John Carroll, 53% are male and 47% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of John Carroll University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 62
Black or African American 94
Hispanic or Latino 110
White 2,362
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 69

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at John Carroll University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 47 countries are represented at John Carroll. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at John Carroll University

3,278 Took All Classes Online
3,278 Took At Least One Class Online
7,675.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,278 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at John Carroll has changed over the last few years.


Online Affordability Rankings of John Carroll

The following table shows how John Carroll is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Mental & Social Health Services #67 #67

Online Growth Rankings of John Carroll

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at John Carroll University was 7,675.0%. This is the #36 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at John Carroll regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

John Carroll University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 44 0 99 143
Finance & Financial Management 81 0 0 81
Marketing 70 0 0 70
General Biology 63 0 6 69
Communication & Media Studies 61 0 0 61
General Psychology 60 0 0 60
Accounting 44 0 11 55
Health & Physical Education 53 0 0 53
Political Science & Government 34 0 0 34
Human Resource Management 31 0 0 31
General Education 27 0 1 28
General English Literature 22 0 6 28
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 27 27
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 10 13 23
Computer Science 20 0 0 20
Philosophy 18 0 0 18
Chemistry 18 0 0 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 0 13 15
Economics 15 0 0 15
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 14 14
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 12 0 0 12
Mathematics 7 0 4 11
History 10 0 0 10
Data Science 10 0 0 10
Sociology 10 0 0 10
International Business 9 0 0 9
Student Counseling 0 0 9 9
Interdisciplinary Studies 9 0 0 9
Religious Studies 3 0 6 9
Romance Languages 7 0 0 7
Educational Administration 0 0 6 6
Physics 6 0 0 6
Classical & Ancient Studies 5 0 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 5 0 0 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 4 4
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 3 0 0 3
Engineering Physics 2 0 0 2
Area Studies 2 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 1
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1 0 0 1
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 765 10 219 994


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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