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Carroll University

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Carroll University
Carroll University Logo
Motto Christo et Litteris
Motto in English
For Christ and Learning
Established 1846
Type Private College
President Douglas N. Hastad
Academic staff
137 full-time, 231 part-time
Administrative staff
Students 3,481
Location Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Colors Orange and White         
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Mascot Pio Pete
Affiliations Presbyterian Church USA

Carroll University is a pioneer, the very first institution of higher learning in Wisconsin. Carroll is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA located in Waukesha in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Carroll opened in 1846, two years before Wisconsin became a state. Before July 1, 2009, Carroll University was known as Carroll College.[1]


Prairieville Academy, which eventually became Carroll College (and subsequently Carroll University), was founded in 1841.[2]

The charter for Carroll—named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Maryland, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence – was passed into law by the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature on January 31, 1846.

During the 1860s, the American Civil War and financial difficulty caused Carroll to temporarily suspend operations.[3]


Carroll University offers more than 80 areas of study at an undergraduate level and Master's degrees and certificates in selected subjects, as well as one clinical doctorate program in physical therapy. There are 137 full-time and 231 part-time faculty members. 69% of the faculty have terminal degrees. As of July 2014, Carroll serves 3,481 students at the full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate levels. These students represent 29 states and 29 countries.

In 2009, Carroll was ranked 175th out of 600 by Forbes on their list of America's Best Colleges.[4]

In 2013, Carroll was ranked 43rd in Midwest Regional Colleges by U.S.News & World_Report on their list of America's Best Colleges.[5]

In 2014, Carroll was ranked 38th in Midwest Regional Colleges by U.S.News & World_Report on their list of America's Best Colleges.[6]

In 2015, Forbes magazine ranked Carroll at #108 in the Midwest, and #458 in their overall rankings of best colleges in the U.S. The magazine also gave Carroll a B financial grade.


The college broke ground in 1852.[7] Several buildings contribute the campus' history and atmosphere, including Sneeden House (a 1922 colonial home now used as a guesthouse and conference center) and MacAllister Hall (a renovated, nineteenth-century mansion that now houses the History, Religious Studies, Modern Languages, and English Departments).[8] The school provides housing in six residence halls, six apartment buildings, and two houses.

The Main Campus consists of 50 acres, it is supplemented by a six acre property a short drive southwest of the historic campus. A four acre Center for Graduate Studies is conveniently located three minutes south of Interstate 94. Carroll also has a 64 acre field research station in Genesse, Wis.

Residence Halls

Apartment Buildings



Carroll University's athletic teams, known athletically as the Pioneers, participate in the NCAA Division III and compete in 11 men's and 11 women's sports in the Midwest Conference.[9] Carroll University was a member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin from 1955 to 1992. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball. Carroll University will again be a member of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, effective 2016-2017.[10]


See List of Carroll Pioneers head football coaches

The college football program at Carroll began in the late 1890s. Past head coaches include Glenn Thistlethwaite, Vince DiFrancesca, and Matty Bell. The current coach is Mark Krzykowski, who replaced Henny Hiemenz after the 2010 season.

A notable event in American football history occurred at Carroll on September 5, 1906, when Saint Louis University player Bradbury Robinson, coached by Eddie Cochems, threw the first legal forward pass in football history (though it was first used experimentally in the 1905 Washburn vs. Fairmount football game).


In 2006, both the men's and women's basketball teams qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in school history. The women won the Midwest Conference tournament and received the automatic bid, while the men's team received an "at-large" bid. Both were eliminated in the first round of play.

In 2007, both teams again qualified for the tournament. The Pioneers won the Midwest Conference tournament, during which freak power outages forced the championship game to be delayed and moved twice, first to Monmouth College, then to nearby Knox College. Upon reaching the NCAA tournament, they defeated 7th-ranked Augustana College in the first round of play, and 5th-ranked University of St. Thomas, to advance to the "Sweet Sixteen" sectional level. The women received an at-large bid to the tournament, defeating Illinois Wesleyan University in the first round, but losing in the second round to 25th-ranked Luther College.

In 2012, Carroll returned to the NCAA tournament, making it to the second round after defeating ranked Transylvania University.


  • Century Magazine, Carroll University's annual literary magazine. It is made up of art, photography, prose and poetry created by Carroll students.
  • The New Perspective, the official student-run college newspaper
  • WCCX-FM, the official student-run radio station
  • "MWCTV," the official broadcast home of athletic events

Notable faculty

Notable alumni


  1. ^ JS Online: Carroll change approved
  2. ^ Barquist, Barbara; Barquist, David (1987). "The Beginning". In Haley, Leroy. The Summit of Oconomowoc: 150 Years of Summit Town. Summit History Group. p. 9. 
  3. ^ Langill, Ellen (1980). Carroll College: The First Century 1846-1946. Waukesha: Caroll College Press. 
  4. ^ "America's Best Colleges". Forbes. August 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Regional University Rankings". U.S.News & World Report. 
  6. ^ "Regional University Rankings". U.S.News & World Report. 
  7. ^ "About Carroll,"
  8. ^ "MacAllister: A History of Haunts,"
  9. ^ "Carrington College - The Starting Point for Health Care Careers". Carrington. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Charles F. Gardner. "Carroll University leaving Midwest Conference for CCIW". Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Global Conference 2008 - Steven Burd » Milken Institute". Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
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