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John Carroll University was recognized by two respected organizations this summer as a top institution regionally and nationally.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked John Carroll 153rd out of 400 on the magazine’s “Best College Values for 2019.” JCU also earned the 48th spot among private colleges and universities.

John Carroll was also named one of the 159 best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review’s "Best in the Midwest "honors.

Introduced in 1998, Kiplinger’s rankings now combine public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges into a single, comprehensive list. Kiplinger also ranks the best values in each category. The analysis is based on objective measurements of academic quality and affordability. The full rankings are now available online and will appear in print in the September 2019 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

At, visitors have access to the “Find the Best College For You” tool and other resources that let readers sort by admission rate, average debt at graduation and other criteria for all schools, plus in-state and out-of-state cost for public colleges. Also online: slideshows of the top schools in different categories, archives of past years’ rankings and an FAQ on the ranking methodology.

The Princeton Review’s 2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region list does not rank the 656 “regional best” colleges overall or by region; it includes a total of 656 colleges that The Princeton Review recommends in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International regions. The colleges that made the “Best in the Midwest” list are located in twelve Midwestern states.

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on dozens of issues and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review website.

The 159 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for the “Best in the Midwest” 2020 list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Collectively, the 656 colleges on The Princeton Review’s “regional best” lists for 2020 constitute about 22% of the nation’s 3,000 four-year colleges.