Recognized Academic Excellence


Employers and graduate schools value our students because of a long tradition of academic excellence.  Students study hard and pursue their academic passions.

  • U.S. News and World Report Best in the West 11 of the last 12 years in a row
  • 85% grad school, 85% dental school, and 80% medical school placement rate for the past two decades
  • In recent years, Carroll College produced a Fulbright Winner, a Truman Finalist, an NSEP Boren Scholarship recipient, and a James Madison Fellow

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What makes Carroll a special place, academically, is that I, as a professor, can push my students really hard and they respond. I'm going to step up to the plate and do it. That's the culture around here. I've never been in another institution that really has that sort of culture.

Fun fact, Carroll College has been ranked best in the West by US News and World Report nine years in a row.

We've also had 85% medical school placement over the last 15 years, and we're also ranked number one best for veterans.

We compete in the International Math Modeling Competition, and in the past 10 or 15 years, we've had several student teams place outstanding, which is the top 1% or 2% in the world. And this is a competition that has 15,000 to 20,000 teams competing all around the world.

The thing that makes Carroll College so special is the sense of community all the students have with each other, and also with the professors.

I've had professors welcome us in for dinner at their house. I had a professor bring his family, including his dog, to class one day and catered Qdoba, and we all had Qdoba together.

In the educational experience, if people are happy where they are, then it makes all the rest of it fall into place.

After Carroll College, students are headed all sorts of places, working for nonprofits doing data analysis, or off to graduate schools. You've got students who are working for Boeing.

We have a lot of students that go to medical school and in dental school, students that end up in the Peace Corps and are traveling the world.

Beyond school, students are ready for what comes after because we've pushed them to do it here.

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