Carroll College

Helena, MT 59625
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Carroll College is one of the four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Montana. The campus is located in Helena town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,362 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 294 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 247 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 84%). Every year 72% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Carroll Montana's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $33,500, and fees were $980. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $33,500 and $980 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,362
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate84%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 40
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1080 to 1270
ACT22 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,396/credit
In State Students$1,396/credit
Out of State Students$1,396/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $62,820 $62,820 $62,820
ADN 70 $97,720 $97,720 $97,720
BSN 125 $174,500 $174,500 $174,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Carroll College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 21% $4,286
Other Federal Grant 12% $497
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $19,525
Federal Student Loans 59% $5,581
Private Loans 6% $11,249


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$20,165
$30,001 to $48,000$21,173
$48,001 to $75,000$23,896
$75,001 to $110,000$25,334
Over $110,000$30,513

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Montana state board of nursing.
Carroll College
1601 N Benton Ave
Helena, MT 59625

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