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The Carroll University Difference

The first step on an epic journey is preparation, and we’re here to help. Since our humble beginnings in 1846 as Wisconsin’s first four-year institution of higher learning, we’ve engaged students in the spirit of exploration and discovery that began with our founders.


Student body from 29 states and 26 countries


Interconnected, close-knit community

Pioneer in Education

First 4-year school in WI


Programs options to customize your career


One-on-one attention from faculty


One of the most affordable graduate schools in WI


100% online format

accelerated options

You set your own pace with 1 or 2 year options

Our focus is to prepare each of our students for success and to live a life of purpose and meaning, which we do through:

  • A streamlined enrollment process: No GRE or GMAT scores are required for admission if your GPA is 2.75 or above. You may also qualify to have your prerequisite courses waived by passing a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, saving you time and money

  • Our one-on-one student-focused staff and faculty: our staff and professors make a personal connection with each student, encouraging and empowering them to achieve their career goals.

  • The Pioneer family: our growing network of over 23,000 alumni across all 50 states and 33 countries continue to make their mark on the world, and we couldn’t be prouder.

Carroll University is consistently ranked a top university by Money Magazine, Forbes, and more. As of September 2020, Carroll advanced 16 spaces in US World & News Report to #28 in Best Value Schools, and shot up 27 spaces to #39 on Best Regional Universities Midwest. Carroll University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and several individual programs have additional accreditations.

Carroll University Mission Statement

Carroll University provides a superior education, rooted in its Presbyterian and liberal arts heritage, and draws upon its Christian tradition to prepare all students for vocational success, lifelong learning and service in a diverse and global society.

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