John Carroll University

John Carroll University

John Carroll University was established in 1886 by the Society of Jesus and is located in University Heights, Ohio. This university, also referred to as JCU, was originally known as Saint Ignatius College and is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. There are two colleges and one school under this university, which are:

  • Boler School of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School

John Carroll University sports teams are known as the Blue Streaks and the teams participate in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference. The football team plays in Don Shula Stadium. The students of the university play a range of sports such as basketball, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, and tennis.

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Contacting John Carroll

John Carroll University
20700 N Park Blvd
Cleveland , OH 44118-4581
General Phone: (216) 397-1886

John Carroll Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management261business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, finance, marketing
Liberal Arts163German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, humanities, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Education and Teaching150educational administration, school counseling, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, teacher education, math teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling109psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology
Science89biology, chemistry, physics
Media76communication studies, communication and journalism
Religion and Philosophy20philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering7computer science, computer services management
Fine Arts5art history and criticism
Engineering5engineering physics

Number of programs and degrees for John Carroll in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree67732
Master's degree23921
Post-master's certificate01

John Carroll Student Body

In 2007-2008, John Carroll had a total enrollment of 3,766 students (3,535 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 28%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 35%
20-21 35%
22-24 14%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York10%
(International Students)1%

John Carroll Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %

John Carroll Room and Board (2007)

John Carroll offers campus housing for 1,962 of its 3,535 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Cleveland, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

John Carroll Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490590
SAT Math490600
SAT Writing480590
ACT Verbal2126
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT64%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT78%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

John Carroll Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,090
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,090
Room and board $ 7,934
Room charge $ 4,206
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,728
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
John Carroll participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 305000)

John Carroll Faculty

John Carroll has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track814
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1013

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year43$89,95721$78,037
Associate professoracademic year50$64,79921$60,818
Assistant professoracademic year24$57,88921$53,077
Instructoracademic year2*10$50,750
No academic rankacademic year3$47,5745$53,472
All faculty totalacademic year122$71,56378$61,608

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

John Carroll Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Ohio Athletic Conference
Basketball Ohio Athletic Conference
Baseball Ohio Athletic Conference
Track Ohio Athletic Conference

John Carroll Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Physics

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

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checked Option to study abroad
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
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checked NCAA athletic conference member

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