#1: John Carroll Trains You to Think
A great job requires an even better education
Employers value four skills in every college graduate, regardless of major or career path:
- Communications (written + verbal)
- Critical Thinking/Judgment/Problem Solving
#2: John Carroll Powers Big Dreams
Liberal arts colleges like John Carroll produce just 3% of America's college graduates, but those grads are twice as likely to earn a Ph.D.
Nearly 20% of the scientists elected to the National Academy of Sciences graduated from a liberal arts college.
#3: John Carroll Awards Great Scholarships
$25,000 to $26,000
$21,000 to $24,000
$15,000 to $20,000
UP to $13,000
#4 John Carroll Loves Numbers
The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2030, 9 out of 10 jobs will require advanced data and digital skills. Smaller private liberal arts colleges like John Carroll University graduate a larger share of its STEM majors — on time and on track for high-paying careers.
#5: John Carroll Students Graduate On Time
The Wall Street Journal estimates that graduating college on time saves close to $20,000. Your undergraduate degree typically requires 120 credits, or 15 credits a semester on average to graduate in four years. John Carroll University supports that pace with a suite of advising, counseling, residence life, student life and other resources.
John Carroll University graduates 72 percent of its students within four years and supports that pace of completion with a suite of advising, counseling, residence life, student life, and other resources.
#6: A John Carroll Degree Pays
Earn a Bigger Return on Your Investment
Based on new College Scorecard data, John Carroll University graduates outperform at 15 and 20 years post-graduation.
ROI 15 Years Post-Graduation
John Carroll University $294,000
University of Dayton $280,000
Ohio State University $279,000
Ohio University $220,000
ROI 20 Years Post-Graduation
John Carroll University $560,000
University of Dayton $477,000
Ohio State University $440,000
Ohio University $364,000
Does JCU Have My Major?
JCU has 70+ majors/minors/concentrations and fifth-year options. Exploring? You have time to find the right combinations that match your deep purpose and career goals.
Will I Belong?
Join a diverse, multi-faith community where students listen, learn, and grow from their individual strengths and differences.
How Do I Begin?
You are far more than an application. Engage our enrollment team — they will walk you through each step.
Sources: AAC&U. 2013. It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success., Council of Independent Colleges. 2014. Strengthening the STEM Pipeline: The Contributions of Small and Mid-Sized Independent Colleges., Council of Independent Colleges. 2015. Access and Opportunity: How Small and Mid-Sized Independent Colleges Serve First-Generation and Low-Income Students. Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) released an online tool with updated rankings of 4,500 colleges and universities based on new College Scorecard data.