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Carthage College Data & Information Overview

100 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
76% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Carthage College Ranked?

#916 Best Colleges in Nation
#33 Best Colleges in WI
Sports Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Carthage College was awarded 100 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is sports management.

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Overall Quality

Carthage is ranked #916 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 46 colleges in Wisconsin, Carthage is ranked at #33.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Carthage?

76% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
20% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Carthage College is 76%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Carthage is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 20% 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 500 and 600. Math scores were between 480 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carthage College  ( 500 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Carthage College  ( 480 to 600 )
Carthage received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Carthage College  ( 20 to 27 )

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Carthage College Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
53% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Carthage College is about average at 13 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

73% Freshmen Retention
59% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Carthage College has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. 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  73 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 59%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  59 out of 100

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Carthage College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,554 Full-Time Undergraduates
26.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,637 undergraduates at Carthage with 2,554 being full-time and 83 being part-time.

How Much Does Carthage College Cost?

$27,274 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
$35,124 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Carthage is $27,274. 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 +

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 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,781 a year. That adds up to $35,124 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carthage is 4.6%. 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 Carthage Graduates Make?

$54,208 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Carthage with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $54,208 in their early years. This is good news for future Carthage graduates since it is 28% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Carthage College

Wisconsin State
2,554 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Carthage College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kenosha is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Carthage are given below.

Contact Details
Address:2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, WI 53140-1994

Carthage College Majors

50 Majors With Completions
634 Undergraduate Degrees
63 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 50 majors graduated from Carthage College. Of these students, 634 received undergraduate degrees and 63 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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management52$46,987
General Psychology36$29,294
General Biology32$24,906
Teacher Education Grade Specific25$41,647
Finance & Financial Management24$51,296
Neurobiology & Neurosciences23$31,855
Communication & Media Studies22$36,255

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

Online Learning at Carthage

8% Take At Least One Class Online
0% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 228 students took at least one online class at Carthage College. This is a decrease from the 2,142 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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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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