Whether you are looking to advance your career or gain the skills necessary to change jobs, Carthage provides a professional and supportive environment that will ensure your success as an adult student.
- Top faculty
- Top facilities
- Flexible programs that fit your busy schedule
- All the support you need to succeed
Uncover your true potential
Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential. A four-year, private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, Carthage is home to 150 faculty, 2,600 full-time students, and 200 part-time students.
Benefit from 160+ years of outstanding education
Carthage has been providing outstanding liberal arts education since 1847. When Carthage established its Kenosha campus in 1962, area employers in business, education, and the professions made it clear that adults returning to college would best be served by an evening curriculum that offered challenges rather than shortcuts, top professors rather than graduate students, and an understanding that for many adult learners, families and careers come first.
Earn a respected degree
The Carthage degree earned by adult learners is recognized and respected nationwide because it identifies the holder as an individual who knows how to think, how to persuade, and how to lead. It is the same degree earned by traditional students, and gives adult learners access to the same top-notch professors; academic support services; recreational facilities; and library and computing resources.
Adult Undergraduate Studies
Carthage offers an evening undergraduate studies program tailored to the unique needs of adult learners. Classes are offered in a seven-week format, providing flexibility for busy adults, professionals, and returning students. Major in management or marketing.
Learn more about Adult Undergraduate Studies
Carthage offers a Master of Education, a Master of Science in Business: Design and Innovation/Sports Management, a Master of Music in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy, as well as Accelerated Certification for Teachers (ACT).
Learn more about Graduate Studies
About Our Campus
Invest in your future
Ideally located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, the Carthage campus is an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan. In recent years, Carthage has invested more than $200 million into living and learning facilities. Everything you see on campus designed with student success in mind.
Study in top facilities
Adult students have access to all campus learning and fitness facilities including Hedberg Library, the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business, the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center, A. F. Siebert Chapel, and more. The new Science Center includes 12 interdisciplinary laboratories, an outdoor classroom overlooking Lake Michigan, and new spaces dedicated to student-faculty research. See our interactive map.
Take advantage of all Carthage has to offer
Adult students have access to all of the resources available to traditional students including the Writing Center, Tutoring Center, and Center for Student Success. The Aspire Program™ at Carthage College is a comprehensive four-year career preparation program that helps students develop a dynamic approach to goal-setting and life skill-building. Students will own their ability to be lifelong learners and impactful contributors in the world, and to recover when plans don’t go as expected.