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University Vision Statement

Grounded in its Jesuit Catholic heritage, John Carroll University will:

  • Build upon its strengths in the liberal arts to advance innovative, rigorous programs for a diverse community of students.
  • Enhance its reputation as a top-ranked university of choice through distinction in health, business, analytics, and experiential learning.
  • Provide a culture of care where all experience a deep sense of belonging and students thrive as engaged learners who become inspired, discerning leaders in service for and with others.

University Mission Statement

  • As a Jesuit Catholic university committed to academic rigor, inclusive excellence, and care for the whole person, John Carroll inspires individuals of intellect and character to learn, lead, and serve in the community and throughout the world.

University Core Values

The University's core values include a commitment to learning in order to create:

  • An environment of inquiry that embraces Jesuit Catholic education as a search for truth where faith and reason complement each other in learning. In pursuit of our educational mission, the University welcomes perspectives and participation in our mission from faculty, staff, students, and alumni of all faiths and of no faith.
  • A rigorous approach to scholarship that instills in our graduates the knowledge, eloquence, sensitivity, and commitment to embrace and to live humane values.
  • A campus committed to the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical development of each student.
  • An inclusive community where differing points of view and experiences are valued as opportunities for mutual learning.
  • A culture of service and excellence that permeates every program and office.
  • A commitment to sharing our gifts in service to each other and the community.
  • A campus that responds to demographic, economic, and social challenges.
  • An appreciation that our personal and collective choices can build a more just world.