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John Carroll University

John Carroll University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is John Carroll University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

John Carroll University was awarded 241 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked John Carroll as #277 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when John Carroll held the #293 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 108 colleges in Ohio, John Carroll is ranked at #9.

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Is It Hard to Get Into John Carroll?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 88%, some consider John Carroll to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

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 Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for John Carroll University  ( 22 to 28 )

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John Carroll University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, John Carroll University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at John Carroll University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at John Carroll University

Freshmen Retention Rate

John Carroll University has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At John Carroll the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 69%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

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John Carroll University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,771 undergraduates at John Carroll with 2,714 being full-time and 57 being part-time.

How Much Does John Carroll University Cost?

The overall average net price of John Carroll is $25,759. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for John Carroll

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,360 $21,949 $23,468 $26,065 $29,040

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of John Carroll, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

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How Much Money Do John Carroll Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from John Carroll make around $53,800 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for John Carroll students since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at John Carroll University make the most money.

Location of John Carroll University

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

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Contact details for John Carroll are given below.

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

John Carroll University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from John Carroll University. Of these students, 765 received undergraduate degrees and 219 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 81 $52,107
Marketing 70 $49,270
General Biology 63 $35,060
Communication & Media Studies 61 $37,856
General Psychology 60 $27,947
Health & Physical Education 53 $24,615
Accounting 44 $59,350
Business Administration & Management 44 $49,270
Political Science & Government 34 $31,495
Human Resource Management 31 $43,798

Learn more about the majors offered at John Carroll University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at John Carroll

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 3,278 students took at least one online class at John Carroll University. This is an increase from the 577 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,278 3,278
2018-2019 577 11
2017-2018 30 1
2016-2017 51 1
2015-2016 94 0

Learn more about online learning at John Carroll University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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