#9 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

Carthage College

Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Carthage College overview
Location Kenosha, Wisconsin
Online carthage.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Carthage College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Carthage College, founded in 1847 and affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is a private liberal arts college located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Positioned on the Lake Michigan shoreline, the campus is about halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago, offering a scenic lakeside setting that compliments its distinct collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture. The college enrolls roughly 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, providing an intimate academic environment with small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio that encourages personalized learning experiences. While Carthage offers a range of more than 50 majors and minors, it places a unique emphasis on interdisciplinary study, undergraduate research, and is recognized for its science programs and the innovative Carthage Symposium for freshmen. The institution maintains a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus living is an integral part of the Carthage experience, with a variety of housing options available to students.

In the most recent statistical year 8,112 prospective students applied, and 6,638 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 732 enrolled in the school.  2,532 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 135 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,500 plus fees of $0. Carthage is ranked 604 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Carthage is rated within the lower 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 980/1200
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.36

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Carthage College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $12,648
Budget for Other Expenses$2,400
Total One Year Cost$50,748

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Carthage College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Education 14%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Communication 7%
Biology 6%

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