2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$26,643

Net Price

76%

Admitted

12%

Enrolled

68%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Carthage College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,746. In 2021, there were 46 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #28 in Wisconsin and ranks #821 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

46

Total Enrollment

2,746

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Carthage College

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#28

Wisconsin Rank

Combining ranking factors for 30 schools that offer psychology degrees in Wisconsin, Carthage College ranks #28.

#821

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Carthage College ranks #821.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Carthage College offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology32
Social Work14
Total Graduates46
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 8,639 students applied to the Carthage College. The university admitted 76% and 12% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Wisconsin universities is 6,327. On average, all Wisconsin institutions admit 80% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Carthage College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 73%. Compared to all Wisconsin four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Carthage College is 68%, compared to 61% for all Wisconsin universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare Carthage to Wisconsin Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Carthage College to the average of all Wisconsin four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

Carthage

8,639

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

12%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

68%

Graduation Rate

WI Colleges

6,327

Applicants

80%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

61%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 142 or 49% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 145 or 51% part-time faculty members employed at Carthage College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 142 or 49%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

Carthage

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

49%

Percent Full-Time

51%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

WI Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

56%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Carthage College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $33,000, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $33,000 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Carthage College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Carthage College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,400
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,400
Total Living Expenses$14,800
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$33,000
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$49,000
In-State, Graduate Tuition$33,000
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$33,000
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Carthage College is $26,643. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Carthage College to all Wisconsin universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

Carthage

$49,000

Cost to Attend

$17,594

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$26,643

Net Price

WI Colleges

$35,673

Cost to Attend

$14,542

Average Financial Aid

90%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,613

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 721 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,528 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $17,594.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,528$17,594
Pell Grants669$4,496
Federal Student Loans2,151$6,440
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Carthage College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

Carthage

2,528

Grant or Scholarship Aid

47%

Grants or Scholarships

669

Number of Pell Grants

13%

Pell Grants

2,151

Federal Student Loans

40%

Federal Student Loans

WI Colleges

3,382

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

1,300

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,318

Federal Student Loans

33%

Federal Student Loans

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