Carroll University

Waukesha, WI 53186
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Carroll University is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in an urban area, in Waukesha.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,452 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 724 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 572 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%). Every year 66% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Carroll University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $30,403, and fees were $741. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $30,403 and $741 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students3,452
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

The Carroll University Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Four year BSN program offers students a rigorous curriculum consisting of theoretical and practical instruction preparing students for the National Licensure Examination. 

Admission into the program can be either through direct or delayed admission options.

Some of these requirments are:

for Direct Admission:

  • High School Diploma
  • ACT score of 21 or high school cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher

For Delayed Admission:

  • Submission of application into the program
  • Transcripts from high school
  • Transcripts for all college level course work (cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher)
  • Personal statement

The program changes admission and progression standards on the basis of regulatory licensing or certification. Admission review is conducted by a selection committee and the Office of Admission will notify applicants as to the final decision reached on their application.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 5 73
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT975 to 1210
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations 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).

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$390/credit
In State Students$390/credit
Out of State Students$390/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$592/credit
In State Students$592/credit
Out of State Students$592/credit

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 $17,550 $17,550 $17,550
ADN 70 $27,300 $27,300 $27,300
BSN 125 $48,750 $48,750 $48,750
FNP 50 $29,600 $29,600 $29,600
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 University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 26% $3,943
Other Federal Grant 26% $893
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $2,844
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $16,522
Federal Student Loans 71% $5,610
Private Loans 18% $12,352


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$18,057
$30,001 to $48,000$19,338
$48,001 to $75,000$20,753
$75,001 to $110,000$24,277
Over $110,000$25,437

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Carroll University
100 N East Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186

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