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Carroll University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Carroll University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Carroll University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Carroll University was awarded 17 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

Carroll U is ranked #540 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Carroll U held the #614 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Carroll U is also ranked #12 out of 39 schools in Wisconsin.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Carroll U?

Acceptance Rate

Carroll University has an acceptance rate of 71%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to Carroll U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 595. Math scores were between 465 and 615.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carroll University  ( 510 to 595 )

SAT Math Scores for Carroll University  ( 465 to 615 )
Carroll U received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Carroll University  ( 21 to 26 )

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Carroll University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Carroll University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Carroll University is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Carroll University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Carroll University has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Carroll U for first-time, full-time students is 42%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  42 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Carroll U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,982 undergraduates at Carroll U with 2,737 being full-time and 245 being part-time.

Carroll U Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Carroll U scored 41.10 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  41.10 out of 100
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How Much Does Carroll University Cost?

The overall average net price of Carroll U is $22,943. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Carroll U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,572 $19,168 $21,118 $23,250 $25,436

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Carroll U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Carroll U, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $8,731 a year. That adds up to $34,924 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carroll U is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Carroll U Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Carroll U with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $44,200 in their early years. This is good news for future Carroll U graduates since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Carroll University make the most money.

Location of Carroll University

Carroll University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The location of Carroll U is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Carroll University

Contact details for Carroll U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone: 262-547-1211

Carroll University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 57 majors graduated from Carroll University. Of these students, 707 received undergraduate degrees and 243 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 108 $29,100
Nursing 91 $59,900
General Psychology 57 $33,400
Health & Medical Administrative Services 37 NA
Business Administration & Management 36 $40,800
General Biology 33 $34,300
Teacher Education Grade Specific 27 $39,200
Allied Health Professions 27 NA
Marketing 25 NA
Graphic Communications 20 $37,900

Learn more about the majors offered at Carroll University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Carroll U

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 256 students took at least one online class at Carroll University. This is an increase from the 206 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 256 3
2016-2017 206 5
2015-2016 198 6
2014-2015 206 24
2013-2014 417 47

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