Saint John’s University in New York is a private, coeducational Catholic university with its main campus located in Jamaica, Queens. It has branch campuses in Staten Island, Manhattan, and Oakdale in New York and Rome, Italy and Paris, France in Europe.
Founded by the Vincentian Fathers in 1870 upon the invitation of the first Bishop of Brooklyn, Rev. John Loughlin, Saint John’s University has survived several transfers and a major labor strike that threatened to close it down from 1966 to 1967. Following this tumultuous period, the university steadily grew and expanded to what it is today with its various branch campuses fulfilling the educational needs of its undergraduate and graduate students.
Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Saint John’s University provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its academic schools and colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Education; Business; Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions; Professional Studies; Law; and Distance Learning.
In addition to its regular on-campus degree programs, it also offers online degree courses through its Distance Learning program for both undergraduate and graduate students. Online degrees available for undergraduate students include Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies; Associate of Science in Business and in Criminal Justice; Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies; Bachelor of Science in Administrative Studies and in Criminal Justice; and for graduate students, Master of Arts in Global Development and Social Justice; Master of Science in Education; and Masters in Educational Administration. Individual Fall and Summer courses are also available online for students who want to supplement their campus schedules.
Tuition cost per credit for undergraduate students is US$1,042. For graduate students, however, tuition costs vary depending on the degree chosen. Financial aid is extended to those who qualify.