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Carroll University Overview

Carroll University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Carroll University Known For?

707 Undergraduate Awards
$29,522 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Carroll U is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Carroll U.
  • In 2017-2018, 34% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Carroll U makes roughly $44,200 a year. This is 8% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Carroll U student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Carroll University Rankings

We have ranked Carroll U as #345 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Carroll U.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Graphic Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Carroll U has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#40 Best Value Colleges for Health & Physical Education College Factual
#50 Best Value Colleges for General Biology College Factual
#57 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#81 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#92 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#211 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Carroll University?

Location of Carroll University

Contact details for Carroll U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone: 262-547-1211
Website: www.carrollu.edu
Facebook: http://facebook.com/carroll.university
Twitter: http://twitter.com/carrollu

How Do I Get Into Carroll U?

You can apply to Carroll U online at: https://my.carrollu.edu/ICS/Admissions/Admission.jnz?portlet=Apply_Online&screen=Display+Form&screenType=next

Admission Requirements for Carroll U

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Carroll U?

71% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 71%, Carroll U may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to Carroll U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 595. Math scores were between 465 and 615.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carroll University  ( 510 to 595 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Carroll University  ( 465 to 615 )
200
800
Carroll U received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Carroll University  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Carroll University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Carroll University  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Carroll University?

$29,522 Net Price
74% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Carroll U is $29,522. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Carroll U, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $8,848 a year. That adds up to $35,392 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carroll U is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Carroll University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,767 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,960 undergraduate students at Carroll U, with 2,767 being full-time and 193 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Carroll U

There are also 489 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,767 full-time undergraduates at Carroll U, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Carroll U

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Carroll University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Carroll U Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 99
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 201
White 2,230
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 146

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at Carroll University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 35 countries are represented at Carroll U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Carroll University

3 Took All Classes Online
256 Took At Least One Class Online
-45.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 256 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Carroll U has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Carroll U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Carroll University was -45.2%. This is the #2,757 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Carroll U regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Carroll University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 54 76 130
Health & Physical Education 108 0 0 108
Nursing 91 0 0 91
General Psychology 57 0 0 57
Business Administration & Management 36 20 0 56
Allied Health Professions 27 20 0 47
Health & Medical Administrative Services 37 0 0 37
General Biology 33 0 0 33
Educational Administration 0 30 0 30
Curriculum & Instruction 0 28 0 28
Teacher Education Grade Specific 27 1 0 28
Marketing 25 0 0 25
Accounting 20 0 0 20
Graphic Communications 20 0 0 20
Public Health 19 0 0 19
Zoology 18 0 0 18
Finance & Financial Management 17 0 0 17
Teacher Education Subject Specific 14 0 0 14
Computer Science 13 0 0 13
Romance Languages 12 0 0 12
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11 0 0 11
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 10 0 0 10
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 9 0 9
Mathematics 9 0 0 9
Communication & Media Studies 8 0 0 8
Computer Information Systems 8 0 0 8
Other Education 8 0 0 8
Health Sciences & Services 8 0 0 8
Chemistry 8 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 7 0 0 7
General English Literature 7 0 0 7
History 7 0 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 6 0 0 6
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 6 0 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 6 0 0 6
Special Education 5 0 0 5
Computer Engineering 0 5 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 5 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 4 0 0 4
Religious Studies 3 0 0 3
Sociology 3 0 0 3
Writing Studies 2 0 0 2
Philosophy 1 0 0 1
Music 1 0 0 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Human Biology 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 707 167 76 950

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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