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Carthage College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Carthage College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Carthage College Ranked?

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2021 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.

Carthage College was awarded 10 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Carthage is ranked #491 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Carthage held the #642 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Carthage also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Carthage?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Carthage College is a competitive 68%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Carthage submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 650. Math scores were between 510 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carthage College  ( 530 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Carthage College  ( 510 to 650 )
Carthage received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Carthage College  ( 21 to 27 )

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Carthage College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Carthage, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 Carthage College is 53%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  53 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Carthage College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Carthage College 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 Carthage for first-time, full-time students is 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Carthage

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,741 undergraduates at Carthage with 2,596 being full-time and 145 being part-time.

Carthage Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 85.48 out of 100, Carthage is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  85.48 out of 100
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How Much Does Carthage College Cost?

The overall average net price of Carthage is $27,764. 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 Carthage

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,956 $24,379 $26,903 $29,101 $29,814

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 Carthage, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Carthage, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $8,705 a year. That adds up to $34,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carthage is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Carthage Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Carthage make around $44,700 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Carthage students since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Carthage College make the most money.

Location of Carthage College

Carthage College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The suburban atmosphere of Kenosha makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Carthage College

Contact details for Carthage are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, WI 53140-1994
Phone: 262-551-8500

Carthage College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Carthage College. Of these students, 734 received undergraduate degrees and 51 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
Marketing 71 $44,000
Business Administration & Management 63 $46,700
General Psychology 42 $30,000
Communication & Media Studies 35 $28,900
Finance & Financial Management 35 $52,100
General Biology 34 $33,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 $37,800
Health & Physical Education 30 $30,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 29 $29,700
General English Literature 26 $20,800

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

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