Carthage College

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School Overview

Carthage College is owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a mainstreet Protestant denomination. It is based in the city of Kenosha, in the state of Wisconsin, about half way between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. Carthage is primarily an undergraduate liberal arts college that offers bachelor’s degrees. However, it does offer one master’s degree program in education. With roughly 2,400 full-time students and an additional 900 part-time students, Carthage is considered a mid-size college.

Carthage is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges to award the Bachelor of Arts. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in over 40 academic fields of study and several career-oriented disciplines. The college also offers a Master of Education degree designed for aspiring educators and teachers. Through a partnership with Loyola University Chicago (a private Jesuit university) Carthage students may also pursue a master’s degree in Social Work.

The college has a faculty of about 150, most of which have a doctorate or terminal degree in their field of expertise.

General Information

Admission Office

2001 Alford Park Drive

Kenosha, WI 53140-1994

(262) 551-6000

(800) 351-4058

Fax: (262) 551-5762

Contact: Bradley Andrews

Vice President for Enrollment and Student Life
Main Address

2001 Alford Park Drive

Kenosha, WI 53140

(262) 551-8500

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,529


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 76%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications and media studies B
Public Relations B

Communications Technologies

Graphic Communications B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Correctional Facilities Administration B
Police Science B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
International Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology 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.

Carthage College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (262) 551-8500
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, WI 53140-1994
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,742
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,723 (99% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $45,100
Out-of-state Tuition: $45,100
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $29,223

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

Carthage College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Carthage College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 61
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 48
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6
Health Professions and Related Programs 2
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 122
Grand total 5711

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Carthage 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 $45,100
Out-of-state $45,100
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $45,100
Out-of-state $45,100

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 761 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 751 99% $29,223
Student loan aid 595 78% $8,761

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,642 96% $27,893
Federal student loans 2,333 84% $6,729

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Carthage 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 Carthage College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,018 2,515 4,503
Percent admitted 100% 67% 68%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 12% 9%

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

Carthage College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,742
Undergraduate enrollment 2,638
Graduate enrollment 104

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

Carthage College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*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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