Skip Navigation

Carthage College

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.

Quick Facts
2,771 students
(2,642 undergraduate, 129 graduate)
Tuition & fees
Food & housing
Average cost after aid
$19,782 (2021-22 average)
Student/faculty ratio

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