Carthage College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$41,950

4.18% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$26,874

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.2%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

67.9%

7,678 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,860

92.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

62.9%

459 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 (67 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (62 degrees), and General Psychology (56 degrees).

In 2017, 803 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carthage College. 57.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (648 degrees), 7.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (82 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carthage College is $41,950, which is $16,756 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Carthage College is $41,950, which is $16,756 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,874.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,950

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Carthage College was $41,950. The cost of tuition at Carthage College is $16,756 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$26,874

2017 Value

2.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Carthage College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,874. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Carthage College grew by 2.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,975

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carthage College was of $10,975 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.92% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Carthage College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.

6.2%

2016 Default Rate

51

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Carthage College was 6.2%, which represents 51 out of the 822 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 7,678 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 15.6% annual growth. Out of those 7,678 applicants, 5,211 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,860 students enrolled at Carthage College in 2017, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carthage College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,211

Accepted Out of 7,678

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carthage College was 67.9% (5,211 admissions from 7,678 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 15.6%, while admissions grew by 12.5%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

55

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Carthage College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carthage College has a total enrollment of 2,860 students. The full-time enrollment at Carthage College is 2,641 students and the part-time enrollment is 219. This means that 92.3% of students enrolled at Carthage College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carthage College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.9% White, 7.87% Hispanic or Latino, 6.26% Black or African American, 4.09% Two or More Races, 2.1% Asian, 0.524% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carthage College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (31.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (26.7%), followed by White Female (24.4%) and Black or African American Female (2.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carthage College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,860 students. The full-time enrollment at Carthage College is 2,641 and the part-time enrollment is 219. This means that 92.3% of students enrolled at Carthage College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2017 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 78%. 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

    2,055

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    225

  3. Black or African American

    179

The enrolled student population at Carthage College is 71.9% White, 7.87% Hispanic or Latino, 6.26% Black or African American, 4.09% Two or More Races, 2.1% Asian, 0.524% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.28% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 154 students (5.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 115 more women than men received degrees from Carthage College. The majority of degree recipients at Carthage College are white (648 degrees awarded). There were 7.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (82 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Carthage College is General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (62 degrees) and General Psychology (56 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 (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), and Physical Sciences (27 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 (215,527 people), Postsecondary teachers (179,012 people), Other managers (164,342 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (128,834 people), and Physicians (100,125 people).

The most specialized majors at Carthage College are Language & Linguistics (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (27 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and History (16 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 Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Carthage College are Language & Linguistics (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (27 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and History (16 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 (408,939 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (341,985 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (167,153 people), Computer Systems Design (147,321 people), and Legal services (100,885 people).

The most specialized majors at Carthage College are Language & Linguistics (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (27 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and History (16 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Carthage College was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 344

  2. 459

In 2017, 344 degrees were awarded to men at Carthage College, which is 0.749 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (459).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Carthage College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.68 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 44 degrees were awarded to women at Carthage College in General Psychology, which is 3.67 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 50% of students graduating from Carthage College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (68.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Carthage College is Female and White (68.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 4.36% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    648 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    82 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carthage College is white (648 degrees awarded). There were 7.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (82 degrees).

10.2% of degree recipients (82 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    372 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    276 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Carthage College is white female (372 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (276 degrees).

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Operations

Carthage College has an endowment valued at nearly $107M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $15.2M (14.2%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Carthage College had a total expenditure of $75.8M. Of that $75.8M, they spent $27.1M on salaries and $75.8M on benefits.

Carthage College employs 62 Assistant professors, 55 Associate professors, and 42 Professors. Most academics at Carthage College are Male Associate professors (36), Female Assistant professors(34), and Male Professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carthage College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 52 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, and Service with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$107M

2017 Endowment

25%

growth from 2016

Carthage College has an endowment valued at about $107M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Carthage College grew 25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $69.7M 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. $429k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Carthage College received $429k 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

Primary Expenses

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$27.1M

Salary Expenditure

$75.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Carthage College had a total expenditure of $75.8M. Of that $75.8M, they spent $27.1M on salaries and $75.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$27.1M

2017 Salaries

0.836%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Carthage College paid a median of $27.1M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($75.8M) and a 0.836% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.66% growth from 2015 and a 3.03% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.1M

Instructional Salaries

167

Number of Employees

In 2017, Carthage College paid a total of $12.1M to 167 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

52 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carthage College were Assistant professor with 62 employees; Associate professor with 55 employees; and Associate professor with 42 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carthage College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 52 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees; and Service with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carthage College was Male Associate professor with 36 employees, Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, and Male Professor with 33 employees.

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

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