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University Heights, OH –John Carroll University is once again recognized as a leading institution of higher education, earning top rankings in multiple categories in the 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group.


John Carroll ranks #7 among universities in the Midwest offering master’s programs.     This marks the 22nd consecutive year that the University has been named one of the top 10 institutions in this category. Additionally, the University earned the #4 ranking in the “Schools with a Strong Commitment to Teaching” category, and #15 in “Great Schools, Great Prices.”


Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., John Carroll University president, noted, "at John Carroll, our students come first, and it’s gratifying to be highlighted for their hard work and the commitment of our faculty to foster success and nurture dreams.”  He added, “Even in these challenging economic times, our goals remain the same: provide a quality education, graduate students on time, and develop leaders who will make a difference in the world.”


The exclusive rankings, which include more than 1,400 schools nationwide, are available today at and will also be published in the September issue of the U.S.News & World Report magazine, available on newsstands August 31. The 2011 Best Colleges guidebook will be released August 24.


John Carroll University, founded in 1886 as Saint Ignatius College, is located in University Heights, Ohio, in suburban Cleveland. The University’s Jesuit Catholic mission inspires individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and the world.  John Carroll University is recognized nationally for an exceptional four-year graduation rate, teaching excellence, and a commitment to living a faith that does justice as central to its mission. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.