A Top-ranked School
Congrats on discovering Carroll University, one of the top-ranked liberal arts schools in the Midwest! Year after year, Carroll appears on numerous lists of the best colleges and universities in the country. These rankings are created using a variety of metrics—from faculty-student ratios to retention rates, graduation rates, average salaries, financial aid offerings and more. Whether you’re talking Money Magazine’s Best Colleges, Forbes Top Colleges or US News’ Best College lists, we’re pretty proud to have made the grade.
Colleges of Distinction | Recognized for hands-on learning
Carroll University has been recognized for its honorable commitment to engaged, hands-on education by Colleges of Distinction, a one-of-a-kind guide for college-bound students. As an institution whose primary goals are based on student success and satisfaction, Carroll claims its honor as one of the renowned Colleges of Distinction.
Money Magazine | Best Colleges in America
Money Magazine considered graduation rates, tuition, financial aid and graduates' earning potential to rank Carroll among its Best Colleges in America.
Forbes | America's Top Colleges
Forbes Magazine focuses on outcomes such as graduation rates, annual alumni salary, student debt, student retention rates and career success to compile its list of America's Top Colleges.Carroll University appeared among the top schools on three categories: Top Colleges, Private Colleges and Best in the Midwest.
U.S. News & World Report | Best Universities
Carroll University ranked #28 in Best Value Schools and #39 in Best Regional Universities Midwest for 2021. The Best Value category highlights schools that score above average academically and cost far less than other schools when financial aid is considered. Only schools in that placed in the top half for their academics were considered.
BestColleges.com | Best Colleges in Wisconsin
The website BestColleges.com ranks schools across the country on academic quality and affordability, using data from the National Center for Education Statistics and rates Carroll among the top 20 universities in Wisconsin. Schools listed in the site’s rankings demonstrate “a commitment to high-quality education for their students,“ according to the website.
GradReports | 2020 Best Colleges - Graphic Design
Carroll University has been ranked No. 7 on a list of the 25 top schools offering bachelor's degrees in graphic design, according to GradReports’ 2020 Best Colleges list. Other schools on the list included Rochester Institute of Technology, Brigham Young University, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Illinois State and Bradley University.
Washington Monthly | Best Bang for the Buck
Carroll University has been ranked among the top universities in the Midwest in the Best Bang for the Buck category by Washington Monthly. The rating highlights schools that “help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices,” according to the website.
WalletHub.com | 2019 College & University Rankings
Wallet Hub ranks Carroll seventh in the state of Wisconsin for 2019. The website measured nearly 1,000 colleges and universities across the country, examining metrics such as student-faculty ratio, graduations rates, post-attendance salaries, student loan default rates and more.
Niche.com | Best Value Colleges in Wisconsin
The website Niche ranks Carroll as one of the best value colleges in Wisconsin and gives us top grades for value and safety.
RNCareers.org I 2020 Best-Ranked Nursing Programs
RNCareers.org ranked Carroll first in the state of Wisconsin for 2020. Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond. The organization analyzed past and present first time NCLEX-RN “pass-rates” - weighted by year.
Universities.com | 2019 Animal Behavior Program Rankings
Carroll is ranked No. 8 on the 2019 Universities.com list of top animal behavior programs in the U.S.
Institute of International Education
A ranking of universities offering study abroad programs places Carroll fifth in the nation among universities with master’s programs due to the number of students studying abroad. The Institute’s Open Doors study examined the 2015–16 study abroad data of more than 3,000 accredited schools across the United States.
Carroll is one of two schools in the state of Wisconsin selected by the website as offering the best value in an accounting degree program. The website examined first-time pass rates for the CPA exam and then examined other factors to determine the best value in a private school and public school.