B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Carroll College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Frontier Conference
Address
1601 N Benton Ave
Helena, MT 59625

Carroll College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Carroll College

Cost

Net Price
$24,431/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,955/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,897/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,475/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,312/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,065/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,386Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Smart
    48%
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Accepting
    20%
  • Smart, friendly, and accepting
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Great education, but expensive
    56%
  • An atmosphere that makes me feel at home.
    16%
  • Good
    16%
  • All in, mind, body and spirit.
    8%
  • Great education, amazing people
    4%

After Carroll College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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Carroll College Reviews

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I've worked at several colleges after attending Carroll, and I can genuinely say that the quality of the faculty here matches or exceeds schools that are larger, more urban, more well-known, and with better academic reputations. I can also say that the sense of community, a vague ideal, is tangible every day at Carroll.

There are certain restrictions associated with attending a small, regional institution - almost every student is from Montana, Washington, Idaho, or Oregon, and almost all are white - but in spite of that I felt exposed to a broader way of thinking about the world at Carroll, mostly through the great faculty.

The Catholic element waxes and wanes - there are eras when a very conservative Catholic dogma takes hold, and those aren't the best years at Carroll. But if you happen to attend when a more social-justice oriented, communal, and inclusive aspect of the Catholic identity is in ascendance (and it really all depends on leadership), it's a very positive environment.
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Carroll College provided me the opportunity to continue playing sports at the collegiate level. I am very thankful for that opportunity and enjoyed playing sports at Carroll thoroughly. Over the four years I attended Carroll, I witnessed a dramatic change on the campus. School administrators, like Maureen Ward, became so anti-alcohol that previously enjoyable CC-related activities (e.g. Softball Weekend) lost their luster. Don't get me wrong, alcohol undoubtedly causes many problems on college campuses, but the efforts that Student Life has taken over the previous couple years border on the absurd.
Carroll gives students an amazing, wholesome college experience. It is a well-rounded school with an investment in Catholic values. While it is a small school with limited courses, Carroll is rich with other opportunities with study abroad being widely available, multiple college clubs, intramural teams, and activities to get involved in the community. The goal of success is not just placed on you as a student, but on the whole of the school, with everyone invested in ensuring you are provided the education and experience that will get you where you need to be. While the school certainly isn't cheap, it gives a valuable education, and I have never doubted my time at Carroll.