2020–21 Fast Facts

Carroll University is more than just a set of facts and figures. We’re an academic institution with world-class faculty and pioneering students ready to make a difference. We’re a close-knit, safe campus and a place of fond memory for our 22,000+ alumni. For the hundreds who work here, we’re a vibrant community. Carroll University is a lot of things to a lot of people. Consider these numbers as a snapshot of all the things Carroll University is. 

We're Ranked!

A Top-Ranked University

We’re pretty excited about Carroll, but don’t take our word for it. A lot of college ranking sites have good things to say about Carroll.

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Campus Community

Student Demographics

Our student body is active, diverse and drawn to explore. These Pioneers from all backgrounds and experiences share at least one thing in common—they value a superior education. 


3,480 Total Students

2,783 Full-time Undergraduate
177 Part-time Undergraduate
520 Graduate 

Male student participating in Celebrate Carroll academic conference
Female student-athlete participating in a hurdles race

Focused on Students

Small Classes

21.3 students in the average class
Personal attention from faculty members


A Solid Foundation

Financial Details

As of June 30, 2020, the Carroll University Endowment was valued at $73.5 million—allowing the institution to provide financial aid to 100% of students and to limit tuition increases year-over-year.

Financial Aid

Making Dreams Possible

100% of Carroll students receive financial assistance
$48+ million of financial aid was awarded in 2019–20

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Cost of Attendance 2020-21

Your Investment

$34,330 Tuition and Fees
$10,340 Room and board
$45,480 Total



95+ Areas of Study

In each of our areas of study, you’ll gain a strong, foundational knowledge and skills that will prepare you for your future. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and professors who get to know you and are invested in your success.

Most Popular Programs by College and School

Go Pioneers!

Carroll University Athletics

Carroll fields 23 NCAA Division III men's and women's athletics teams in the highly-competitive, and nationally-recognized College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).

Men's Teams

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track and Field
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track and Field
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Women's Teams

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track and Field
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track and Field
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


Pioneers For Life

22,282 Carroll Alumni

Carroll alumni are represented in all 50 states and 33 countries.

372,000 Meals donated 
1,535.25 Hours Volunteered 

A Mission of Service

Carroll University's mission of service in a diverse and global society leads our alumni family to continue helping others long after they graduate.

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136.9 Total Campus Acreage

Campus Facilities

Our campus is made up of 72 facilities—including four historic buildings, two state-of-the-art science facilities, numerous refurbished historic homes and residence halls.

Hastad Hall exterior
academic buildings
Voorhees Hall exterior

Administrative Buildings

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athletic facilities

Prairie Hall exterior

residence halls

Campus Center exterior

student life spaces


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Panoramic View of campus