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JCU: great school for great price

September 17th, 2009

John Carroll University has been awarded the No. 4 spot in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category of the 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report.

According to the U.S. News and World Report Web site, “The U.S. News College rankings provide timely, relevant and useful information about the college selection process. The U.S. News Best Colleges package serves as a fundamental resource for those families facing one of the most challenging financial decisions.” 

Richard Mausser, JCU vice president for finance said, “I believe the ranking is testament to the quality of our academic programs, our student success rates and our affordability.” 

In fact, according to the JCU Web site, “We [JCU] award nearly $30 million in financial aid each year.”

This is not the first year that JCU has gained national recognition.

Mausser said, “To be consistently recognized as an institution that offers great educational value is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff.”

John Carroll was also the No. 7 spot among universities in the Midwest offering master’s programs in 2009. This marks the twenty-first consecutive year that JCU has been named one of the top 10 institutions in this category by U.S. News and World Report.

Students cite the many opportunities, qualified professors and curriculum that are present at JCU as the reasons that the University has been ranked.

Sophomore Andy Lane said, “From the education, student organizations and immersion opportunities, John Carroll University has something really special to offer its students.”

Senior Nikita Stange said, “There are a lot of things that make Carroll special… for me [they] are the relationships between professors and students. I feel prepared to move on past graduation as a result of the high standards set by my professors.”

Even freshman Jocelyn Toney said she can see something unique at JCU.

 “The reason John Carroll is so valuable is that we are not only here to study our majors, but we are here to learn about a variety of courses,  serving others, and most important,  learning about ourselves and who we really want to be,” said Toney.

Lane said, “Even though rankings can be important and reveal information, they are just numbers—and we are more than numbers can describe.”