St. John’s University

by TBS Staff

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  • St. John’s University is a Christian college that provides education in a Catholic and Vincentian tradition.
  • Students pay the same tuition regardless of in–state or out–of–state residency.
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St. John’s University celebrates nearly 150 years of providing learners with a Catholic and Vincentian education. St. John’s enrolls 21,300 students on seven campuses, including four in New York. The school offers 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. St. John’s is a leader in online education with business programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. St. John’s offers online graduate degrees in fields such as accounting, business, homeland security and criminal justice leadership, and risk management and insurance.

St. John’s University Statistics

Public/Private Private nonprofit
Student–to–Faculty Ratio 17–to–1
Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate 79.0%
Required Standardized Test(s) SAT or ACT for undergraduates; GRE, GMAT, or MAT for graduates
Accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Date Founded 1870
Colors Red and white

St. John University’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

St. John’s University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).


Program Level Cost
In–State and Out–of–State Undergraduate $1,397 per credit for on–campus and distance learning
In–State and Out–of–State Graduate $1,265–$1,520 per credit for on–campus and distance learning


St. John’s application requirements vary by program. Undergraduate applicants submit school transcripts and official SAT or ACT scores. Graduate applicants submit school transcripts, a resume, letters of recommendation, and scores from the GRE, GMAT, or MAT, depending on the program.

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Online Degrees Offered

St. John’s University Online offers no bachelor’s degrees. The school delivers 11 master’s degrees online in fields such as accounting, childhood and special education, global development and social justice, homeland security and criminal justice leadership, and school–building leadership. The school also offers two doctoral degrees online in homeland security and literacy. Students may also earn one of 13 certificates delivered online.

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