Carroll College

Located in Montana's state capital, Carroll College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts and pre-professional college, providing undergraduate education to nearly 1,500 students. Founded in 1909, Carroll has distinguished itself as a preeminent and award-winning leader in academic programs including pre-medical, natural sciences, nursing, engineering, mathematics, the social sciences and the liberal arts. Scientific research, service learning, education abroad and a vibrant campus faith community form cornerstones of the Carroll educational experience. Students choose Carroll for its combination of exceptional academic programs, talented faculty, affordable tuition with generous financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and the strong close-knit community that exists on a beautiful campus in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The city of Helena's western hospitality and economic strengths provide Carroll students a warm welcome, with abundant employment opportunities, access to a healthy, active outdoor lifestyle, and plentiful entertainment, sports, music, arts and cultural offerings. The local business community, hospitals, nonprofits and state government value Carroll students as interns and employees, which builds strong resumes and often ends with job offers upon graduation. Carroll is firmly committed to helping our graduates earn their degrees in four years, which keeps tuition and other costs lower for students while launching their careers sooner and improving their lifetime incomes. This, combined with Carroll's overall affordability, generous financial aid, and our graduates' success in obtaining well-paying jobs, has made Carroll's student loan repayment default rate exceptionally low, a measurable indicator of Carroll student excellence, in college and beyond.Carroll is committed to making global education and service learning an integral part of the student experience. The Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education coordinates global learning opportunities on campus, as well as internationally. Students gain global perspectives both through their coursework as well as service-learning programs such as Engineers Without Borders and Medicine in Mexico. In addition, students have access to over 150 study abroad exchange programs. Currently, 20% of Carroll students participate in a global experience during their undergraduate education.Carroll graduates are highly valued in the professional job market and are accepted to the nation's best medical, law and graduate schools, with some of the highest per capita admission rates in the nation. Among Carroll's academic achievements: 85 percent of Carroll pre-med students applying to medical and dental school are accepted; recent chemistry majors boast a 100% acceptance rate to graduate schools, and they have participated in research and internships at the Mayo Clinic, MIT, and Boston University; and Carroll's powerhouse forensics team has won or shared the Northwest Conference Championship for 27 straight years. Under grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and the W.M. Keck Foundation, Carroll students are conducting groundbreaking research, including investigating the chemical mechanisms behind the harvesting of renewable solar energy.Carroll College Athletics, nicknamed the Fighting Saints, is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Saints compete in the Frontier Conference with an associate membership in the Cascade Conference for softball and soccer. Carroll currently sponsors 15 varsity sports with approximately 25% of the student body participating in a varsity sport. Carroll football is one of the most successful football programs in the NAIA, winning six national titles. The Saints have won the Frontier Conference All-Sport Bandy Award a record 13 times.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1909 Roman Catholic Semester N/A 1601 N. Benton Avenue, Helena, MT 59625 (406) 447-4300
overall score total score state city online paying global
100 100.0 Montana Helena 334