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You answered the call of national service and put your life on the line for our country. You’ve earned the right to the high quality Jesuit education that John Carroll University can provide.

John Carroll has a long-standing history of hosting military programs, beginning with the U.S. Navy V-12 program during World War II, and continuing since the establishment of a host Army ROTC program in 1952. The University has been officially recognized by GI Jobs magazine as a “Military Friendly” school every year since 2009, placing us in the top 15% of all schools nationwide with respect to our support for veteran students.

Veterans have been coming to John Carroll University for years using previous versions of the GI Bill coupled with scholarships, grants, and loans, and they still do. However, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, signed into law in August of 2009, in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon cost-sharing program, has made a John Carroll education an affordable reality for today’s veterans without the need for any further grants or loans. If you are eligible for 100% benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, then you are also eligible for Yellow Ribbon and our JCU Patriot Award. You can attend John Carroll University full-time without any out-of-pocket costs for tuition!

Veteran-Friendly Distinctions
  • The University was recently ranked #3 “Best for Veterans” among Midwest universities – U.S. News and World Report 2019 “Best Colleges” edition.

Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016 ranked John Carroll’s Boler College of Business in the top 50 of the 77 selected institutions nationwide. See the full list here.

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Military Times has once again recognized JCU as one of the Best for Vets: Colleges 2017. Not only did we receive this recognition for being one of the best programs in the country for veterans, John Carroll was the only private school selected in the state of Ohio!

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John Carroll has been officially recognized by GI Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly school every year since 2009, placing us in the top 15% of all schools nationwide with respect to our support for veteran students.

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Our veterans have given John Carroll some of the highest “grades” in the state of Ohio!

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Principles of Excellence

President Obama signed Executive Order 13607: Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses and other Family Members on April 27, 2012. These principles were developed to strengthen oversight, enforcement, and accountability of education programs, and to ensure our service members, veterans, and their families have the information they need to make informed decisions concerning their hard-earned educational benefits. John Carroll University is dedicated to ensuring that GI Bill users are applying their education benefits toward academic success and a productive outcome, and we are a signatory to the Principles of Excellence.

The Principles of Excellence guidelines are as follows:

  1. Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
  2. Provide educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries.
  3. End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
  4. Accommodate Service members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
  5. Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
  6. Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
  7. Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
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8 Keys to Veterans’ Success

By affirming support for the 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success, the institution is expressing its commitment to implement the promising practices outlined in the 8 Keys, as follows:

  1. Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans.
  2. Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership.
  3. Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming.
  4. Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space for them (even if limited in size).
  5. Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans.
  6. Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention, and degree completion.
  7. Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.
  8. Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.
John Carroll University Distinctions
  • #3 “Best for Veterans” among Midwest universities – U.S. News and World Report 2019 “Best Colleges” edition.
  • #4 “Regional Universities-Midwest” – U.S. News and World Report 2019 “Best Colleges” edition.
  • #8 “Best Value” among Midwest universities – U.S. News and World Report 2019 “Best Colleges” edition.
  • #8 “Most Innovative Schools” among Midwest universities – U.S. News and World Report 2019 “Best Colleges” edition.
  • Boler College of Business holds dual AACSB accreditation, placing it in the top 5% of business programs worldwide
Disabled Veterans

Here at John Carroll, disabled veterans have a special place in our hearts due to the legacy of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

Ignatius of Loyola was first a Spanish knight before he became the the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Born in approximately 1491, he was severely wounded in 1521 when a cannonball shattered one of his legs during the siege of Pamplona. It was during his recuperation from that wound that he found new direction and went on to a lifetime of amazing accomplishments which changed the world. These accomplishments include the establishment by the Jesuits of hundreds of institutions of secondary and higher education around the globe. Today, Ignatius is recognized as the patron saint of soldiers, and the Jesuits are most notably known as a religious order dedicated to education.

Loyal to that legacy and mission, John Carroll University’s Celebration of Service student veterans program doesn’t just accommodate disabled student veterans; rather, we actively seek to bring them to campus and to set them on a similar course of remarkable achievement. We work directly with our Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office to provide accommodations and support for student veterans with disabilities. For a full explanation of these accommodations and support, please see the JCU Student Accessibility Services website here.