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John Hancock University

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John Hancock University
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Established 1999 (as Cardean University)[1]
Type For-Profit
President Virginia Carlin, Ed.D[2]
Undergraduates Unknown
Postgraduates Unknown
Location Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, US United States
Campus Online University
Colors Blue     Red     
Nickname JHU

John Hancock University is a nationally accredited distance learning higher educational institution, based in the United States, in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, which offers Associate degrees in child development; Bachelor’s degrees in accounting, child development, criminal justice, hospitality management, management of information systems, and paralegal studies; as well as Master’s degrees in communications arts, instructional technology, business administration, management, and education. The institution is owned by Temania Group, LP.


John Hancock University was found in 1999 as Cardean University, but in September 2003 the institution became part of New York Institute of Technology, or known as Ellis College of NYIT.[3] In 2008, Ellis University was established as the successor to Ellis College of New York Institute of Technology. The institution held dual accreditation from NCHLC [4] and DETC, but 2011 NCHLC accreditation was withdrawn.[5]

Institutional Lineage[6]


John Hancock University is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council,[8] and authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Illinois Board of Higher Education [9]


Currently offers Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Certificates in the following fields:[10]

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Child Development
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Instructional Technology
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Paralegal Studies


From 2003 to 2008; the institute was part of New York Institute of Technology, under the name Ellis College of NYIT.

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