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Carroll University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

54 Undergraduate Degrees
59 Graduate Degrees
$29,522 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
71% Acceptance Rate

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Carroll University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Carroll U.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#32 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Carroll U has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#83 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#345 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Carroll University?

Location of Carroll University

Contact details for Carroll U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone: 262-547-1211

How Do I Get Into Carroll U?

You can apply to Carroll U online at:

Admission Requirements for Carroll U

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Carroll U?

71% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
Carroll U has an acceptance rate of 71%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to Carroll U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 595. Math scores were between 465 and 615.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carroll University  ( 510 to 595 )

SAT Math Scores for Carroll University  ( 465 to 615 )
Carroll U received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Carroll University  ( 21 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Carroll University  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Carroll University  ( 21 to 26 )

Can I Afford Carroll University?

$29,522 Net Price
74% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Carroll U is $29,522. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Carroll U, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $8,848 a year. That adds up to $35,392 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carroll U is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Carroll University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,767 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,960 undergraduate students at Carroll U, with 2,767 being full-time and 193 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Carroll U

There are also 489 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,767 full-time undergraduates at Carroll U, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Carroll U

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Carroll University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Carroll U Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 99
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 201
White 2,230
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 146

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at Carroll University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 35 countries are represented at Carroll U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Carroll University

3 Took All Classes Online
256 Took At Least One Class Online
-45.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 256 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Carroll U has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Carroll U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Carroll University was -45.2%. This is the #1,937 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Carroll U regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Carroll University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0 28 28
Elementary Education 19 0 19
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 17 17
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 0 13 13
Other Education 8 0 8
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 7 0 7
Health Education 5 0 5
General Special Education 4 0 4
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 4 0 4
Teacher Education 4 0 4
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs 1 0 1
Art Education 1 0 1
Music Education 1 0 1
Teacher Development & Methodology 0 1 1
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 0
TOTAL 54 59 113


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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