Carroll College

Helena, MT
1601 N Benton Ave, Helena, MT 59625-0002

Carroll College is a private Catholic college in Helena, Montana. Founded in 1909, it is the state's oldest college. The college is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. Carroll College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The college offers bachelor's degrees in 28 majors and 11 minors, and master's degrees in education and counseling.

Carroll College has an enrollment of about 1,500 students, most of whom are from Montana. The college has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1 and an average class size of 19. The college's campus is located on a hill overlooking Helena. The campus features several historic buildings, including the Carroll College Chapel, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Carroll College is affiliated with the Catholic Church and is a member of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. The college is governed by a Board of Trustees, which includes representatives of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the college's founding order. The college's president is Dr. John C. Kemper.

Carroll College is known for its strong academic programs, particularly in the sciences and nursing. The college has produced two Rhodes Scholars and is home to the Montana Academy of Sciences, the Montana Historical Society, and the Montana Nurses Association. The college's athletics teams, the Carroll College Fighting Saints, compete in the NAIA and are members of the Frontier Conference. The college's men's basketball team has won four national championships.

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 1108

Acceptance Rate: 73.02%

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $51904

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $51904

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Carroll College is $187953.27. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Carroll College. For graduates of Carroll College, we saw an average early-career income of $52800.00 and mid-career income of $101000.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.