Carthage College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,100
3.56% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,165
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.73%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
68%
7,018 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,742
94.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.5%
463 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 Marketing & Marketing Management (71 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (63 degrees), and General Psychology (42 degrees).

In 2019, 785 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carthage College. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (591 degrees), 9.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carthage College is $45,100, which is $17,820 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Carthage College is $45,100, which is $17,820 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,165.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,100
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Carthage College was $45,100. The cost of tuition at Carthage College is $17,820 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$28,165
2019 Value
3.72%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Carthage College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,165. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Carthage College grew by 3.72%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,990
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carthage College was of $11,990 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.36% between 2018 and 2019. 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%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Carthage College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2018, 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.
4.73%
2017 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Carthage College was 4.73%, which represents 40 out of the 846 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 7,018 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 13.5% annual decline. Out of those 7,018 applicants, 4,772 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68% acceptance rate.

There were 2,742 students enrolled at Carthage College in 2019, and 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carthage College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,772
Accepted Out of 7,018

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carthage College was 68% (4,772 admissions from 7,018 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −13.5%, while admissions declined by −13.2%.

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage
277
Scores Submitted

41% of enrolled first-time students at Carthage College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carthage College has a total enrollment of 2,742 students. The full-time enrollment at Carthage College is 2,589 students and the part-time enrollment is 153. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Carthage College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carthage College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.7% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Black or African American, 2.92% Two or More Races, 2.19% Asian, 0.511% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.182% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carthage College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (28.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.7%), followed by White Male (14.6%) and Black or African American Male (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carthage College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,742 students. The full-time enrollment at Carthage College is 2,589 and the part-time enrollment is 153. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Carthage College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2019 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 76%. 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
    1,857
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    379
  3. Black or African American
    153

The enrolled student population at Carthage College is 67.7% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Black or African American, 2.92% Two or More Races, 2.19% Asian, 0.511% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.182% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 145 students (5.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 111 more women than men received degrees from Carthage College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Carthage College is white (591 degrees awarded). There were 9.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Carthage College is General Marketing & Marketing Management (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (63 degrees) and General Psychology (42 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (21 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (15 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carthage College are Elementary & middle school teachers (147,648 people), Postsecondary teachers (127,826 people), Other managers (124,447 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (120,273 people), and Secondary school teachers (113,558 people).

The most specialized majors at Carthage College are Natural Resources & Conservation (21 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carthage College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Carthage College are Natural Resources & Conservation (21 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 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 (370,253 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (261,042 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (120,350 people), Legal services (99,384 people), and Computer Systems Design (91,013 people).

The most specialized majors at Carthage College are Natural Resources & Conservation (21 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 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. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 63 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 42 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Carthage College was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 71 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

337
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
448
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 337 degrees were awarded to men at Carthage College, which is 0.752 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (448).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Carthage College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.833 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 42 degrees were awarded to women at Carthage College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.2 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 53% of students graduating from Carthage College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Carthage College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 5.83% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    591 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carthage College is white (591 degrees awarded). There were 9.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

5.22% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    340 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    251 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Carthage College is white female (340 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (251 degrees).

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Operations

Carthage College has an endowment valued at nearly $111M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.94M (6.23%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Carthage College had a total salary expenditure of $84.3M. Carthage College employs 72 Assistant professors, 57 Associate professors, and 42 Professors. Most academics at Carthage College are Female Assistant professors (40), Male Associate professors(34), and Male Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carthage College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 56 employees, Management, with 50 employees, and Service with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$111M
2019 Endowment
2.31%
growth from 2018

Carthage College has an endowment valued at about $111M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Carthage College grew 2.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $70.8M 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. $2.75M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Carthage College received $2.75M 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

$31.9M
2019 Salaries
2.02%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Carthage College paid a median of $31.9M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($84.3M) and a 2.02% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 20.3% growth from 2017 and a 0.836% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13M
Instructional Salaries
172
Number of Employees

In 2019, Carthage College paid a total of $13M to 172 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carthage College were Assistant professor with 72 employees; Associate professor with 57 employees; and Associate professor with 42 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carthage College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees; Management with 50 employees; and Service with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carthage College was Female Assistant professor with 40 employees, Male Associate professor with 34 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 32 employees.

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

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