Carthage campus
Carthage College building
Carthage College Shore
Carthage student lake
Carthage College
Carthage student shore
Carthage science lab
Carthage steps
Students in lab
Students talking
Students in pottery class
Students in class
Student with professor

Carthage College

Quick Facts

2,600 full-time undergraduates; 3,000 total enrollment
Financial aid
Over 90% of all full-time students receive financial aid
Student/faculty ratio
So much is out there for you. Want to know what we see? Potential.
Finding success can take real work. It takes a mind that’s challenged and a passion that’s ignited. It relies on a community that supports you and opportunities to make it happen. More than anything, it takes a place with enough room for your potential. You will find that place at Carthage College.

A four-year, private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, Carthage has a prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the shore of Lake Michigan. 

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: 12:1


Admission requirements

At least 18 academic units of study in high school (recommended), satisfactory ACT or SAT scores** (writing portion optional).  Students must submit official transcripts; in some cases, a personal interview is required.

*Test Optional Policy

**Send all of your test scores, not just the highest composite score. Carthage “superscores” your ACT/SAT results, meaning we consider the highest sub-scores in each test section across multiple test dates.  

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

Other programs

Traditional on-campus day program, evening/weekend program, paralegal certificate program, MSW from Loyola University Chicago offered through weekend study at Carthage


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: Admission office at 800.351.4058 or visit

FAFSA code: 003839

Tuition and fees: $43,550
Room and board: $11,990


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

Men’s athletics

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

Women’s athletics

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

Intramurals offered


Dr. John R. Swallow

Share This

Get in Touch

2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140-1929


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.