Carroll University

Carroll University

Carroll University is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. It was initially established as Prairieville Academy in 1841. Five years later, it became Carroll College following a charter by the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature. On July 1, 2008, this private college became Carroll University. It currently offers enrollment to more than 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Carroll University offers undergraduate degrees in the fields of humanities and social sciences and natural and health sciences. It also offers master degrees in education and software engineering. In addition, there are special programs in professional and graduate studies.

The athletics department of Carroll University fields men's and women's sports teams in basketball, swimming, baseball, cross country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The teams are known as the Pioneers.

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Contacting Carroll University

Carroll University
100 N East Ave
Waukesha , WI 53186
General Phone: (262) 547-1211

Carroll University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91registered nursing
Education and Teaching87elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, education courses
Business and Management86business management, accounting, small business management, organizational behavior, actuarial science
Therapy and Counseling85psychology, physical therapy
Liberal Arts57Spanish language, English, international relations, political science, sociology, history
Science39biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Media38communication studies, graphic communications
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy33health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering18computer and info science, software engineering
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and safety
Conservation and Resource Management10environmental science
Fine Arts9fine arts studies
Mathematics4mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Medical Support and Technology3health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Religion and Philosophy2religion
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree53036
Master's degree312
Doctor's degree - professional practice261

Carroll University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Carroll University had a total enrollment of 3,324 students (3,059 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 34%
20-21 30%
22-24 13%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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


Carroll University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 11 %

Carroll University Room and Board (2007)

Carroll University offers campus housing for 1,472 of its 3,059 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 17 meals per week.

Carroll University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2026

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 SAT1%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Carroll University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,926
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,926
Room and board $ 6,694
Room charge $ 3,650
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,630
Books and supplies $ 1,060
Other expenses $ 2,274

Financial Aid:
Carroll University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 383800)

Carroll University Faculty

Carroll University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$72,2622*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$75,2592*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$71,7494$68,136
Associate professoracademic year15$58,87511$58,580
Assistant professoracademic year25$48,48232$49,798
Instructoracademic year4$41,2795$39,288
All faculty totalacademic year53$54,83152$52,056

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

Carroll University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Midwest Conference
Basketball Midwest Conference
Baseball Midwest Conference
Track Midwest Conference

Carroll University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic Communications, General

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Carroll University Apart:

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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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% of degrees in music
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Female % of student body
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checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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