John Carroll University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The graduate and undergraduate business programs offered by the Boler College of Business are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, the Department of Accountancy’s programs are accredited separately by AACSB. The University’s programs in Education are approved by the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for the preparation of Early Childhood (EC), Middle Childhood (MC), and Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) school teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and principals. Programs in chemistry are approved by the American Chemical Society. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the School Counseling Programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). John Carroll University has been approved by Ohio to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education.

In addition to many other affiliations in specialized areas and disciplines, the University holds memberships in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, American College Health Association, American College Personnel Association, American Council on Education, American International Recruitment Council, American Schools of Oriental Research, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Association of College & University Housing Officers—Int’l, Association of Governing Boards, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, Association of Student Conduct Administrators, Campus Compact, Cleveland Association for Business Economics, College Board, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Council of Undergraduate Research, The Council of Independent Colleges, EDUCAUSE – Association for Information Technology in Higher Education, Jesuit Advancement Administrators, Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Midwest Association of Graduate Schools, National Association for College Admission Counseling, National Association of College and University Attorneys, National Association of College and University Business Officers, National Association of Colleges and Employers, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, National Catholic Educational Association, National Collegiate Athletic Conference, National Collegiate Honors Council, National Intramural Recreational Sports Association, New American Colleges and Universities, Ohio Athletics Conference, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Ohio Association of College and University Business Officers, Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and Sponsoring Consortium for the Joint Archeological Expedition to Tell el-Hesi (Israel).

John Carroll University also belongs to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). Founded in 1970, the AJCU is a national organization that serves its member institutions, the twenty-seven Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. For a complete list of these schools, please visit