Carroll College

Carroll College

Carroll College is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic college located in Helena, Montana, United States. It was established in 1909, under the name of Mount St. Charles College. In 1932, the college changed its name to its present one. The college offers a large number of degrees in various subjects, including arts and medical science.

The college offers a plethora of degrees in the fields of accounting, chemistry, biology, health sciences, political science, nursing, psychology, public administration, sociology, theology, and many more.

The athletics teams at Carroll College are known as the Saints. The official mascot is the Saint. The students participate in basketball, volleyball, golf, soccer, cross country, and football. The college also has a cheerleading squad.

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Contacting Carroll College

Carroll College
1601 N Benton Ave
Helena , MT 59625-0002
General Phone: (406) 447-4300

Carroll College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts49French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, English composition, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, political science, ...
Business and Management49business management, accounting
Science40biology, chemistry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine34registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling31psychology, community health services
Education and Teaching22elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, social science teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, history teaching, ...
Media13communication studies, public relations
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, ethics, theology
Mathematics7mathematics, applied mathematics
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental studies
Art Studies5visual and performing arts
Engineering4civil engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4sports and fitness management
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science
Family and Social Work1public administration
Medical Support and Technology0health service and sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Carroll College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree27244
Associate's degree07

Carroll College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Carroll College had a total enrollment of 1,382 students (1,320 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 0%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 22%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 38%
20-21 36%
22-24 13%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Dakota1%

Carroll College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %

Carroll College Room and Board (2007)

Carroll College offers campus housing for 871 of its 1,320 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Helena, Montana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Montana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Carroll College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490590
SAT Math500610
SAT Writing480580
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT57%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT73%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Carroll College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,154
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,154
Room and board $ 7,190
Room charge $ 3,528
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,662
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,200

Financial Aid:
Carroll College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 252600)

Carroll College Faculty

Carroll College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track138
Non-tenured and not on tenure track15

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$60,0433$59,430
Associate professoracademic year25$46,18416$50,841
Assistant professoracademic year10$43,4989$45,267
Instructoracademic year0*3$41,667
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year50$49,25431$49,166

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Carroll College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Frontier Conference
Basketball Frontier Conference
Track Frontier Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports113849

Carroll College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Civil Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Psychology, General

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Carroll College Highlights

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What Sets Carroll College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Carroll College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%Carroll College Number of students
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Carroll College % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Carroll College % of degrees in science
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Carroll College % of degrees in mathematics
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Carroll College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Carroll College % of degrees in conservation and resource management

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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