Carroll University is a selective liberal arts college located Waukesha, Wisconsin, with an affiliation to the Presbyterian Church. Established in 1846, Carroll University was the first 4-year higher learning institution in the state and began with only 5 students and 2 professors. Now offering more than 95 majors across their three colleges for more than 3,000 students, all programs are embedded with the Pioneer Core, Carroll's innovative general education curriculum, which has a heavy emphasis on cross-cultural education.
Key Admissions Stats
Not for Profit
Presbyterian Church (USA)
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board
The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans
Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
The first year can be hard, but it's the same at any college. Trying to find friends, getting used to dorm life, classes, and taking care of yourself. Stick with it!
Carroll University is a very small, friendly community. Everyone is so kind and helpful with making sure you are successful in many different ways. The faculty really cares about the students and their dedication and commitment is extremely evident.
Savannah from Ocononmowoc, WI
Carroll is a welcoming campus making it feel like a second home. Everyone at Carroll is very friendly and helpful. At Carroll they want to give everyone an opportunity to succeed in the world and to make friends.
Taylour from Waukesha, WI
I toured and have been accepted to Carroll. I felt a sense of security on campus and was welcomed by everyone I met! The feel that I got from Carroll has put it high on my college option list!
Lauren from Appleton, WI
Carroll University is a safe small community where everyone is welcomed and fits in. With challenging academic rigor, helpful readily available resources, and small class sizes you will excel and accumulate knowledge and skill sets that you didn't even know was possible. There are always activities and campus events at Carroll University, never a dull moment.