Carthage College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,500
30.2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,161
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.65%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
76.6%
7,099 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,763
94.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
62.4%
439 Graduates

About

Carthage College is a higher education institution located in Kenosha County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Carthage College were General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (65 degrees), and General Finance (44 degrees).

In 2020, 770 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carthage College. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (518 degrees), 5.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (92 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carthage College is $31,500, which is $3,100 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Carthage College is $31,500, which is $3,100 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,161.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending Carthage College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,500
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Carthage College was $31,500. The cost of tuition at Carthage College is $3,100 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$27,161
2020 Value
3.56%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Carthage College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,161. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Carthage College grew by 3.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,400
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carthage College was of $12,400 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.42% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Carthage College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.65%
2018 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Carthage College was 4.65%, which represents 37 out of the 795 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

Carthage College received 7,099 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.15% annual growth. Out of those 7,099 applicants, 5,440 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,763 students enrolled at Carthage College in 2020, and 44% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carthage College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,440
Accepted Out of 7,099

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carthage College was 76.6% (5,440 admissions from 7,099 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.15%, while admissions grew by 14%.

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SAT Scores

44%
Submission Percentage
316
Scores Submitted

44% of enrolled first-time students at Carthage College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carthage College has a total enrollment of 2,763 students. The full-time enrollment at Carthage College is 2,618 students and the part-time enrollment is 145. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Carthage College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carthage College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.8% White, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Black or African American, 3.8% Two or More Races, 1.92% Asian, 0.326% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.217% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carthage College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.8%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Black or African American Male (9.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carthage College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,763 students. The full-time enrollment at Carthage College is 2,618 and the part-time enrollment is 145. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Carthage College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Carthage College was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Carthage College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,901
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    393
  3. Black or African American
    157

The enrolled student population at Carthage College is 68.8% White, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Black or African American, 3.8% Two or More Races, 1.92% Asian, 0.326% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.217% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 105 students (3.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 156 more women than men received degrees from Carthage College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Carthage College is white (518 degrees awarded). There were 5.63 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (92 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Carthage College is General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (65 degrees) and General Finance (44 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Carthage College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (22 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 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 Carthage College are Other managers (181,716 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (173,620 people), Postsecondary teachers (167,614 people), Secondary school teachers (94,598 people), and Physicians (86,608 people).

The most specialized majors at Carthage College are Language & Linguistics (22 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (12 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 Carthage College are Surgeons, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Carthage College are Language & Linguistics (22 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carthage College are Elementary & secondary schools (365,346 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (332,764 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (181,317 people), Computer Systems Design (134,080 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (90,175 people).

The most specialized majors at Carthage College are Language & Linguistics (22 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (12 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 Carthage College.
Most Common
  1. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 44 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Carthage College was General Business Administration & Management with 70 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

307
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
463
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 307 degrees were awarded to men at Carthage College, which is 0.663 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (463).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Carthage College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.61 times more than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Carthage College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 40 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 59% of students graduating from Carthage College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Carthage College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.683% 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
    518 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    92 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carthage College is white (518 degrees awarded). There were 5.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (92 degrees).

9.09% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    324 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    194 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Carthage College is white female (324 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (194 degrees).

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Operations

Carthage College has an endowment valued at nearly $125M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.31M (2.65%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Carthage College had a total salary expenditure of $78.3M. Carthage College employs 54 Assistant professors, 52 Associate professors, and 43 Professors. Most academics at Carthage College are Male Professors (31), Female Assistant professors(29), and Male Associate professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carthage College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 51 employees, Management, with 44 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$125M
2020 Endowment
11.7%
growth from 2019

Carthage College has an endowment valued at about $125M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Carthage College grew 11.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $84.7M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.06M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Carthage College received $5.06M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.7M
2020 Salaries
7.13%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Carthage College paid a median of $29.7M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($78.3M) and a 7.13% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.02% decline from 2018 and a 20.3% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.4M
Instructional Salaries
152
Number of Employees

In 2020, Carthage College paid a total of $11.4M to 152 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
54 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
51 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carthage College were Assistant professor with 54 employees; Associate professor with 52 employees; and Associate professor with 43 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carthage College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees; Management with 44 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carthage College was Male Professor with 31 employees, Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Male Associate professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Carthage College.

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