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Carroll College

Helena, Montana

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Carroll College overview
Location Helena, Montana
Online carroll.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Carroll College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Carroll College is a private Catholic liberal arts college located in Helena, Montana, approximately 85 miles from the state capital, offering a picturesque campus setting with views of the surrounding mountains. Founded in 1909 by John Patrick Carroll, the college has a heritage that emphasizes academic rigor and character formation. Its academic profile includes a range of undergraduate programs, with strong emphases in health sciences, business, engineering, and education, which attract a significant portion of the student body. Carroll College maintains a holistic admissions process and is considered moderately selective. The campus is characterized by its Gothic architecture, and on-campus living is central to the student experience, with a variety of housing options available. Carroll's academic environment is augmented by small class sizes, fostering focused faculty-student interaction. While the college is not widely recognized for athletics, it participates in the NAIA, with the Carroll College Fighting Saints competing in various sports.

In the most recent statistical year 1,519 prospective students applied, and 1,186 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 296 enrolled in the school.  1,139 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 29 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $37,828 plus fees of $1,200. Carroll College is ranked 447 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Carroll College is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Carroll College overview
SAT 1080/1200
ACT 13/29
GPA 3.64

Applications Accepted

Carroll College overview
Applications Due Feb 28, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Carroll College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,200
Room and Board $11,182
Budget for Other Expenses$3,202
Total One Year Cost$54,212

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Carroll College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Health Professions 14%
Biology 11%
Education 9%
Psychology 7%

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