Carroll College

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School Overview

Carroll College is a private liberal arts college located in Helena, Montana that is affiliated with the Catholic Church. The college has been recognized both regionally and nationally for its exceptional academic programs. The college’s athletic teams are the Saints, locally referred to as the “Fighting Saints”. The college also has a well-known debate team called the “Talking Saints”.

With a ratio of 3:2, Carroll College’s student population is predominantly female and is mostly composed of Montana residents – just over two-thirds of students are from Montana. While the school accepts students with any religious affiliation about 60% of students are Catholic. The average GPA and ACT for entering freshman is 3.46 and 25 respectively. Average per student tuition and fees for the most recent academic year were $25,918. The total estimated cost of attendance, including room and board, is about $34,000.

General Information

Admission Office

1601 North Benton Avenue

Helena, MT 59625

(406) 447-4384

(800) 992-3648

Fax: (406) 447-4533

Contact: Cynthia Thornquist

Director of Admissions and Enrollment
Main Address

1601 North Benton Avenue

Helena, MT 59625

(406) 447-4300

Total undergrads: 1,409

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 345

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,311


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 76%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General A,B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A,B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A,B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B


Civil Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Composition A,B
English Language & Literature – General A,B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services B
Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Ethics B
Philosophy A,B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Carroll College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (406) 447-4300
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1601 N Benton Ave, Helena, MT 59625-0002
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,231
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 71%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,049 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $36,280
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,280
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $24,432

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Carroll College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Carroll College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2131
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 112
Education 12
Engineering 4
English Language and Literature/Letters 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 5
History 2
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 43541

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Carroll College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $36,280
Out-of-state $36,280
Books and supplies $1,250

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,275
Out-of-state $12,275

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 254 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 253 100% $24,432
Student loan aid 140 55% $7,391

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,215 92% $23,764
Federal student loans 669 50% $6,574

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Carroll College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Carroll College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,650 1,010 1,640
Percent admitted 100% 67% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 11% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Carroll College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,231
Undergraduate enrollment 1,216
Graduate enrollment 15

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Carroll College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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