John Carroll University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The graduate and undergraduate business programs offered by the Boler School 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 Ohio Board of Regents and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for the preparation of Early Childhood (EC), Middle Childhood (MC), Multi-Age (MA), 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.