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Carthage College

Quick Facts

2,600 full-time undergraduates; 3,000 total enrollment
Tuition and fees
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Student/faculty ratio
Founded in 1847, Carthage is located on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Peacefully nestled in the heart of it all!

Widely recognized for excellence, Carthage provides students with rare access to opportunities and facilities that cultivate the dynamic skills they need for life in a changing world. At Carthage, we provide all students with a comprehensive four-year career preparation program called The Aspire Program. Through The Aspire Program, students develop a dynamic approach to goal setting and life skill building. Students will own their abilities to be lifelong learners and impactful contributors in the world, and to recover when plans don’t go as expected. 

Learn from internationally renowned professors in a picturesque lakeside environment. A rigorous curriculum, undergraduate research opportunities, service learning, study abroad, and enthusiastic students (just like you) make it happen.


Enrollment: 2,600 full-time undergraduate; 3,000 total
Student/faculty ratio: 13:1


Admission requirements

At least 18 academic units of study in high school (recommended). Students must submit official transcripts (unofficial are considered for admissions purposes). Nursing majors need to submit essay and complete a 15-minute interview.


How AP/IB credits are handled

Carthage awards credit in recognition of scores 3 through 5. For details, see Entering students who seek credit for advanced placement must submit official results to the Carthage registrar’s office.


Degrees offered

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Master of Education, Master of Science in Business Design and Innovation/Sports Management, Master of Music in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy, RN to BSN Completion Program

Other programs

Traditional on-campus day program, evening/weekend programs.


Percentage of freshmen receiving aid: more than 90%
Percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: more than 90%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Admissions office at 800.351.4058 or visit

FAFSA code: 003839


Conference/division affiliation: NCAA Division III, College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin

Men’s athletics

Baseball, basketball, cross country, esports, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), volleyball, wrestling

Women’s athletics

Basketball, bowling, cross country, esports, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Intramurals offered


Carthage student on foreign trip, holding a young girl

Carthage ranks #5 nationwide for participation in short-term study abroad, offering faculty-led study tours to a variety of domestic and international destinations.  

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