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    Transparent Pricing

    We’ve announced a bold step to continue our commitment to affordability. Carthage College is lowering tuition for the 2020-21 academic year.

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  • Explore Carthage

    Explore Carthage

    Small college feel, big city opportunity. Nestled between Chicago and Milwaukee, Carthage offers the best of both worlds.

    CARTHAGE FAST FACTS

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  • Discover. Aspire. Achieve.

    Discover. Aspire. Achieve.

    New at Carthage: The Aspire Program. This four-year comprehensive career development plan will launch you to your dream career.

    ABOUT ASPIRE

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  • Hear from students

    Hear from students

    “It’s just the greatest college experience I could have asked for. … You’re able to get one-on-one attention from professors.”

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  • 50+ academic programs

    50+ academic programs

    Here we measure knowledge in both depth and width. Dig deep into your major, but stretch your mind across a wide range of subjects.

    SEE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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  • Fly with NASA

    Fly with NASA

    Carthage-developed technology advances beyond — way beyond — campus, as the Carthage Microgravity Team goes weightless for science.

    SPACE SCIENCES

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  • Exercise your passport

    Exercise your passport

    Carthage ranks No. 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India …

    LEARN ABOUT J-TERM

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Founded in 1847, Carthage College is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Take a virtual tour.

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  • <div class="fact icon half-proportional"><div class="outer"><div class="inner"><div class="wrap"><div class="content"><p><a href="/academics/"><img src="/live/resource/image/themes/korra/assets/images/why-carthage/desk.rev.1402292653.png" alt="Desk"/></a></p><p><a href="/academics/">Average class size is just 17 students</a></p></div></div></div></div></div>
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  • <div class="fact icon half-proportional"><div class="outer"><div class="inner"><div class="wrap"><div class="content"><p><a href="http://carthage.college-tour.com/?pk_campaign=Carthage%20Homepage"><img src="/live/images/15153-virtual-tour-icon" alt="Virtual Tour"/></a></p><p><a href="http://carthage.college-tour.com/?pk_campaign=Carthage%20Homepage">The Carthage Experience: Virtual Tour</a></p></div></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="fact icon half-proportional"><div class="outer"><div class="inner"><div class="wrap"><div class="content"><p><a href="/about/facilities/"><img src="/live/resource/image/themes/korra/assets/images/why-carthage/renovations.rev.1402292613.png" alt="Campus Renovations"/></a></p><p><a href="/about/facilities/">More than $250 million invested in campus facilities in recent years</a></p></div></div></div></div></div>
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    Explore Carthage

    Take a Virtual Tour

    Hear students talk about their experience at Carthage and get to know campus through our interactive map. Read more
  • The Bridge

    On-campus News & Info

    • Arts & Performances
    • Lectures & Presentations
    • Kudos, and more
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  • A Carthage student laughs during a physics class. Carthage emphasizes the liberal arts across all...

    The Liberal What?

    Essential Skills, Expansive Knowledge

    Carthage’s liberal arts education means our students graduate ready to thrive in a complex, diverse, and fluid society. Read more
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  • Grace Kozisek

    “It was not easy to find a college that had Mandarin Chinese, dance, and chemistry. When I visited Carthage, I fell in love with the campus. The professors, staff, and students I’ve met make me feel right at home.”


    Grace Kozisek— ’20
  • Michael Arient

    “Carthage was the only school that allowed me the freedom to pursue all of my passions at once. Here I can study both international political economy and accounting as full majors, and add a minor.”


    Michael Arient— ’21
  • Allie Wesel

    “My favorite class has been Neuroscience Research Methods and Statistical Analysis. Being exposed to hands-on research so early in my college career makes me excited for the future — and makes me feel like I have an advantage.”


    Allie Wesel— ’20
  • Charles Gallagher

    “Carthage truly allows students to have experiences both in the STEM and fine arts fields.”


    Charles Gallagher— ’19
  • Joshua Maloney

    “Never in my life have I worked on so many shows nonstop! The diverse ways in which I’ve helped with each production have been outstanding, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”


    Joshua Maloney— ’20
  • Noelle Jay

    “Carthage has given me so much. I know I will succeed because of the things I’ve learned here.”


    Noelle Jay— ’19
  • Cassidy Skorija

    “The professors are extremely supportive, and you can really tailor your path to suit your individual needs.”


    Cassidy Skorija— ’19
  • Suneed Ahmed

    “I came in majoring in chemistry and minoring in Spanish. Now I’m majoring in exercise and sport science and minoring in business administration — and I still could graduate early!”


    Suneed Ahmed— ’19
  • Ashley Cedeno

    “The biggest surprise for me? How much I actually enjoy my classes.”


    Ashley Cedeno— ’19
  • Madeline Owca

    “There is such a strong sense of community here. Everyone from the professors to the students want to help you succeed!”


    Madeline Owca— ’19
  • Dani Rodriguez

    “My biggest surprise so far is how much I have grown to love this school. If I had attended another institution, I would not be nearly as happy, or be making as big of a difference. I would never want to go anywhere else.”


    Dani Rodriguez— ’19
  • Miranda Paikowski

    “I have traveled to the Caribbean, attended a dance conference in Minnesota, and choreographed a piece for a student dance show. I feel so grateful for these opportunities, and I’m enthusiastic to experience even more.”


    Miranda Paikowski— ’20
  • Ryen Cunningham

    “My biggest surprise has been how many true friends I have made on this journey.”


    Ryen Cunningham— ’20
  • Mackenzie Counard

    “I love the neuroscience major! The opportunities it has given me so far are amazing.”


    Mackenzie Counard— ’20
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