College in Kenosha, WI
Carthage is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, espousing and expressing the Judeo-Christian tradition. Carthage honors God's love for all people and celebrates the rich diversity of creation. Carthage embraces scholarship and teaching that are grounded in respect for truth, the possibilities and limitations of personal perspectives, and personal accountability. Carthage recognizes that the quest for Truth is a life-long journey, and that knowledge, experience, and understanding, earned through a love of learning, are the surest guides.
read moreIt looks even bigger in person. Unlock your true potential at Carthage, named as a Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. At Carthage, we strive to enhance the diversity and equity of our community and to create an ever more enlightened and inclusive environment that will positively impact the world. Nestled between Chicago and Milwaukee, Carthage has the best of both worlds: Personal attention. Small classes. Major metropolitan fun. Carthage is ranked No. 3 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad.
read moreThe N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center at Carthage College is a first-class fitness facility for students, student athletes, faculty, staff, and alumni. The TARC facility includes a 16-lane swimming pool, fitness center, rock climbing wall, running track, and basketball/multi-purpose courts. The TARC operates the College’s Campus Recreation Program, which includes special events, group fitness classes, and other services to promote a healthier quality of life for our entire Carthage community.
read moreEach year, Carthage welcomes approximately 150 full-time transfer students. Some have attended community colleges and are taking the next step toward an undergraduate degree. Others are looking for a more personalized education than they received at their former college or university. If you’re looking for a distinctive education, consider all that Carthage offers. Your guide to transferring to Carthage, from your application, to credit evaluation, to scholarships and financial aid. View our Transfer Equivalency Portal to see how your credit fits into our degree requirements.
read moreWe’re excited to offer individual in-person visits! Visits last about two hours and will include a campus tour and meeting with an admissions and financial aid representative. Each family will be limited to four visitors including the prospective student. We’ll continue to offer virtual visits throughout the summer as well. Carthage offers majors, minors, and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, including biology, finance, nursing, international political economy, education, theatre, and neuroscience.
read moreApplications are currently being accepted for spring 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 admission. We’re here to help you. First-year and transfer students usually enter in the fall semester, but applications also are considered for terms beginning in January, February, and June. Carthage operates on a rolling admission basis, and applications are reviewed as they become complete. A non-refundable application fee of $35 must accompany the application. A waiver of this fee is possible if the applicant demonstrates financial limitation and requests consideration for an exemption from the Office of Admissions.
Virtual Visit Opportunities
read morePersonal connection is an enormous part of the Carthage experience right from the start. Please use the tools below to learn about Carthage and schedule an in-person or virtual visit now. Select a day that’s convenient for you, and we can build a visit that meets your needs. Visits include a meeting with an admissions and financial aid representative. In-person visits also include a campus tour. Sign up to attend an in-person or virtual information session. All sessions include a presentation about admissions, financial aid, and the Carthage curriculum.