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John Carroll University is #4 on's list of 20 Ohio colleges with the highest earnings potential. According to the ranking, JCU alumni who received federal financial aid as students were earning a median salary of $51,000, ten years after they started college. The rating is based on a study—“Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make”—by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center). The Georgetown Center report was developed to follow-up on information released in September by the U.S. Department of Education on its College Scorecard website. Data was collected by the federal government from 2010 to 2012. The full report and list of more than 1,400 schools of Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make is available online at