Carthage College

Carthage College

Carthage College is a private, liberal arts college located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. It was established by German Lutherans in the year 1847. The college awards degrees with majors in more than 30 areas of study. The college also offers a joint Executive MBA and Master of Social Work degree, which is awarded by Loyola University Chicago.

Carthage College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The college is a member of the Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The teams are nicknamed the Red Men. The campus is home to a wide variety of student clubs and organizations. The student body is impressive and includes a large number of international students.

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Contacting Carthage College

Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Dr
Kenosha , WI 53140-1994
General Phone: (262) 551-8500

Carthage College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management124business management, accounting, finance, marketing research
Liberal Arts67Asian studies, Chinese language, Japanese language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Romance languages and literature, Classical languages, foreign languages and literature, ...
Education and Teaching59educational administration, special education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, reading teaching, science teaching
Law45legal assistant
Science39biology, chemistry, physics courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy30exercise science, athletic trainer
Media23communication studies, journalism, public relations
Family and Social Work19social work
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and administration
Therapy and Counseling16psychology
Design15graphic design, design and applied arts
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental science
Fine Arts5fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree43945
Master's degree287
Award of less than 1 academic year451

Carthage College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Carthage College had a total enrollment of 2,778 students (2,889 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 37%
20-21 32%
22-24 13%
25-29 5%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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


Carthage College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 40 %

Carthage College Room and Board (2007)

Carthage College offers campus housing for 1,606 of its 2,889 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Carthage College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490610
SAT Math480630
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT8%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Carthage College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,500
Room and board $ 7,500
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Carthage College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 383900)

Carthage College Faculty

Carthage College 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
Professoracademic year26$76,70811$70,442
Associate professoracademic year33$65,79317$62,894
Assistant professoracademic year36$53,19422$49,863
All faculty totalacademic year95$64,00650$58,821

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

Carthage College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Basketball College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Baseball College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Track College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

Carthage College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing Research

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Graphic Design

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

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Economics
Japanese Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

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


Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Carthage College Highlights

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What Sets Carthage College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Carthage College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Carthage College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in law
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Carthage College % of degrees in law
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Carthage College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Carthage College % of degrees in music
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Carthage College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Carthage College % of degrees in business and management

checked Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
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, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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