John Cabot University

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John Cabot University
Seal of John Cabot University
Established 1972
Type Private University
Rector Franco Pavoncello[1]
Students 1000
Location Rome, Italy
Colors Blue and White         
Mascot Gladiators
Giovanni Caboto (c. 1450 – c. 1499)
A view of the Guarini Campus

John Cabot University is a small American liberal arts university in Trastevere, in Rome, Italy. It was established in 1972 as a split-off from the American University of Rome, and until about 1991 was known as John Cabot International College.[2]:461 It is named for the Venetian explorer Giovanni Caboto. Until 1998 it was academically associated with Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio.[citation needed]


The university offers associate and BA degrees in humanities subjects and in business administration.[3]:55 It also offers single courses in a variety of subjects including Italian cinema and language.[3]:55

Classes are taught in English.[citation needed]


The university is accredited in the United States by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorised by the Italian Ministry of Public Education to operate as an American liberal arts college in Italy.[citation needed] Degrees in business administration, international affairs and public administration are also accredited by the University of Wales.[3]:55


  1. ^ "Franco Pavoncello". John Cabot University, 4 September 2013.
  2. ^ Daniel N. Joudrey, Arlene G. Taylor, David P. Miller (2015) Introduction to cataloging and classification, eleventh edition. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 9781598848571.
  3. ^ a b c Derek Bingham (2009). CIS Higher Education Directory 2010. Woodbridge: John Catt Educational Ltd. ISBN 9781904724698.