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Carroll University Data & Information Overview

186 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
70% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Carroll University Ranked?

#536 Best Colleges in Nation
#20 Best Colleges in WI
Health Sciences & Services Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Carroll University was awarded 186 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health sciences & services.

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Overall Quality

Carroll U is ranked #536 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Carroll U held the #559 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 46 colleges in Wisconsin, Carroll U is ranked at #20.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Carroll U?

70% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Carroll University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 70%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 5% 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 540 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carroll University  ( 540 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Carroll University  ( 530 to 650 )
Carroll U received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Carroll University  ( 22 to 27 )

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Carroll University Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
36% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Carroll University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Carroll University is 36%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  36 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Carroll University

78% Freshmen Retention
56% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Carroll University has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. 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  78 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 56%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Carroll University.

Carroll University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,783 Full-Time Undergraduates
17.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
70.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,957 undergraduates at Carroll U with 2,783 being full-time and 174 being part-time.

How Much Does Carroll University Cost?

$22,987 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
$32,268 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Carroll U is $22,987. 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 +
$18,113 $18,414 $22,237 $24,572 $25,164

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 67% of students took out student loans averaging $8,067 a year. That adds up to $32,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carroll U is 2.3%. 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?

$49,867 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Carroll U make around $49,867 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Carroll U graduates since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Carroll University make the most money.

Location of Carroll University

Wisconsin State
2,783 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Carroll University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Waukesha makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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

57 Majors With Completions
866 Undergraduate Degrees
410 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 57 majors graduated from Carroll University. Of these students, 866 received undergraduate degrees and 410 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
Religious Studies 167 NA
Health & Physical Education 108 NA
Nursing 107 $62,920
General Psychology 50 $33,372
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50 $40,923
Business Administration & Management 46 $39,954
Health & Medical Administrative Services 29 $36,362
Communication & Media Studies 28 $37,363
General Biology 22 $36,528
Computer Science 20 $56,397

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

Online Learning at Carroll U

26% Take At Least One Class Online
2% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 894 students took at least one online class at Carroll University. This is a decrease from the 1,349 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 894 72
2019-2020 1,349 18
2018-2019 337 6
2017-2018 256 3
2016-2017 206 5

Learn more about online learning at Carroll University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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