Carroll University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,200
3.49% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,094
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.38%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
71.8%
4,116 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,451
90.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
70.1%
531 Graduates

About

Carroll University is a higher education institution located in Waukesha County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Carroll University were Registered Nursing (92 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (75 degrees), and General Psychology (55 degrees).

In 2020, 803 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carroll University. 68% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (651 degrees), 13.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carroll University is $33,200, which is $10,670 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Carroll University is $33,200, which is $10,670 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,094.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending Carroll University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,200
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Carroll University was $33,200. The cost of tuition at Carroll University is $10,670 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$24,094
2020 Value
0.955%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Carroll University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,094. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Carroll University grew by 0.955%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,542
Room and Board
$1,126
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carroll University was of $8,542 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,126. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.55% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Carroll University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2019, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.38%
2018 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Carroll University was 2.38%, which represents 21 out of the 881 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Carroll University received 4,116 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10% annual decline. Out of those 4,116 applicants, 2,954 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,451 students enrolled at Carroll University in 2020, and 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carroll University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,954
Accepted Out of 4,116

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carroll University was 71.8% (2,954 admissions from 4,116 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 67.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −10%, while admissions declined by −4.12%.

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage
136
Scores Submitted

20% of enrolled first-time students at Carroll University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carroll University has a total enrollment of 3,451 students. The full-time enrollment at Carroll University is 3,122 students and the part-time enrollment is 329. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at Carroll University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carroll University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.1% White, 8.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% Asian, 2.93% Two or More Races, 1.83% Black or African American, 0.319% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carroll University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.3%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.8%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Asian Female (2.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carroll University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,451 students. The full-time enrollment at Carroll University is 3,122 and the part-time enrollment is 329. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at Carroll University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Carroll University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Carroll University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,696
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    286
  3. Asian
    132

The enrolled student population at Carroll University is 78.1% White, 8.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% Asian, 2.93% Two or More Races, 1.83% Black or African American, 0.319% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 125 students (3.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 289 more women than men received degrees from Carroll University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Carroll University is white (651 degrees awarded). There were 13.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Carroll University is Registered Nursing (92 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (75 degrees) and General Psychology (55 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Carroll University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Biology (77 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carroll University are Physicians (385,810 people), Other managers (145,729 people), Postsecondary teachers (140,983 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (133,368 people), and Other Physical Scientists (87,104 people).

The most specialized majors at Carroll University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Biology (77 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carroll University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Sales engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Carroll University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Biology (77 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carroll University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (487,727 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (321,926 people), Elementary & secondary schools (284,465 people), Offices of physicians (186,939 people), and Scientific research & development services (125,813 people).

The most specialized majors at Carroll University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Biology (77 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Carroll University.
Most Common
  1. 92 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 55 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Carroll University was Registered Nursing with 92 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

257
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
546
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 257 degrees were awarded to men at Carroll University, which is 0.471 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (546).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Carroll University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 0.786 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 88 degrees were awarded to women at Carroll University in Registered Nursing, which is 22 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 51% of students graduating from Carroll University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Carroll University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.565% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    651 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carroll University is white (651 degrees awarded). There were 13.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

0.623% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    454 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    197 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Carroll University is white female (454 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (197 degrees).

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Operations

Carroll University has an endowment valued at nearly $73.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.8M (17.4%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Carroll University had a total salary expenditure of $79.4M. Carroll University employs 43 Lecturers, 42 Assistant professors, and 39 Associate professors. Most academics at Carroll University are Female Assistant professors (32), Female Lecturers(29), and Female Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carroll University are: Management, with 59 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 49 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$73.6M
2020 Endowment
3.36%
growth from 2019

Carroll University has an endowment valued at about $73.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Carroll University grew 3.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.78M - Federal
  2. $116k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Carroll University received $2.78M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $116k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33.7M
2020 Salaries
6.45%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Carroll University paid a median of $33.7M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($79.4M) and a 6.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.728% growth from 2018 and a 0.888% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.6M
Instructional Salaries
142
Number of Employees

In 2020, Carroll University paid a total of $10.6M to 142 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
59 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carroll University were Lecturer with 43 employees; Assistant professor with 42 employees; and Assistant professor with 39 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carroll University were Management with 59 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carroll University was Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, Female Lecturer with 29 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Carroll University.

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