Small college feel. Big city opportunity. Midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Carthage offers the best of both worlds.
Our tranquil campus is a lakeside arboretum lush with stately oaks and a winding river. Yet just a free trolley ride away, you’ll find art galleries, cafes, shopping, and more in Kenosha, Wisconsin’s fourth-largest city.
Want even more activity? Milwaukee is 45 minutes north, and Chicago is an hour south. Both cities have great food, music, art, and pro sports scenes.
- See it in person—schedule a visit!
All visitors starting classes at Carthage in 2020 or later will receive a $500 per year Visit Grant ($2,000 over four years, one visit grant per student) as part of their Carthage financial aid package for full-time enrollment.
Live in Kenosha
Kenosha is Wisconsin’s fourth-largest city, home to a vibrant arts scene, live music, outdoor festivals, shopping centers, farmers markets, museums, and more. Downtown Kenosha is located minutes from campus. Students can use historic streetcars and a robust city bus system to get around town. A downtown trolley and city bus both stop on campus multiple times a day.
Jump on the Metra (the train station is a quick car, bus, or Uber ride from campus), and soon you’ll be in the middle of everything Chicago has to offer — from shopping on the Mag-Mile to world-class museums like the famed Shedd Aquarium and Art Institute of Chicago to your choice of MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL games.
Take in a Milwaukee Bucks or Milwaukee Brewers game, try a new restaurant, or visit a museum — there are more than 15 in downtown Milwaukee alone. Milwaukee is also home to the world-famous Summerfest music festival along with concert venues that draw big-name musicians and comedians year-round.
Internships and Employment
Thanks to our location in the thriving Milwaukee-Chicago corridor, Carthage students can pick from a long list of local and regional employers north, south, and right here in our own backyard. Gain real-world experience while you’re still in school through internships, and then seek permanent employment with nearby companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Accenture Consulting, Jockey International, SC Johnson, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s Corporation, and Snap-on Incorporated. If you’re thinking about becoming a teacher, many opportunities are available to Carthage graduates in local school systems.
The Aspire Program can help connect you with companies from Fortune 500s to start-ups, to long-standing, small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofits in Kenosha and throughout the Milwaukee to Chicago corridor. Our location allows students to integrate internships into their Carthage experience in fall, J-Term, spring, or summer.
Carthage is located within an hour’s drive of Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) or Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Less than 15 minutes from campus, students can jump on the Metra or Amtrak train, or find Greyhound bus service to Chicago.
- Like what you see? Schedule a visit today!
All visitors starting classes at Carthage in 2020 or later will receive a $500 per year Visit Grant($2,000 over four years, one visit grant per student) as part of their Carthage financial aid package for full-time enrollment.
Our campus offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from almost every building on campus, including many residence hall rooms. Check out #carthageviews on Instagram for images shared by our students, faculty, and staff. Don’t take our word for it, check out the photos below! If you’re still not sold on our location and need some more reasons to visit, you got it! Here are 20 more reasons to love our location.