Apr 14, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog

2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog

Carroll University Contact Information

Carroll University
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

For general information, call 262.547.1211
To contact the Admission Office, call 262.524.7220 locally or toll-free at 1.800.CARROLL (1.800.227.7655)
FAX: 262.524.7139

Carroll University Web site

Visits to Carroll University are encouraged. The Admission Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the school year, the office is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Visits should be arranged in advance by calling or writing the admission office.

The offices of Admission, Part-Time Studies and Student Financial Services are located in Voorhees Hall, at the northwest corner of East and College Avenues.

Carroll’s Ethos Statement and the Four Pillars of Education

A Wisconsin Pioneer

A true Pioneer, Carroll University is Wisconsin’s first, four-year institution of higher learning. Our private university is grounded in the liberal arts tradition and is a leader in the health sciences. We offer more than 95 areas of study including a variety of graduate programs and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. From 1846 forward, we’ve prepared our students to live a life of purpose and meaning through learning opportunities and experiences in a diverse and global society.

The Carroll Ethos

At Carroll University, we are partners in creating a community that embraces respect, integrity, and stewardship. The quality of our life together is central to our mission of excellence in teaching, learning and service.


We will honor the dignity and worth of each member of our diverse community by building relationships of trust. We will be civil and kind as we engage one another in our work.


We will offer our best selves and trust that others will do the same through honesty, fairness and strength of character.


We will cultivate and care for our human, natural and material resources with gratitude, responsibility and accountability.

The Carroll University Mission Statement

“Carroll University provides a superior education, rooted in its Presbyterian and liberal arts heritage, and draws upon its Christian tradition to prepare all students for vocational success, lifelong learning and service in a diverse and global society.”

The Four Pillars of a Carroll University Education

Today, the institution draws upon its rich liberal arts tradition to prepare students to achieve their full potential in our ever-changing society. The University’s educational philosophy is sustained by the four pillars of integrated knowledge, lifelong skills, gateway experiences and enduring values.

Integrated Knowledge is the very foundation of a quality liberal arts program. The Carroll curriculum emphasizes breadth and depth of learning. Our purpose is to encourage students to recognize the interrelationships among ideas. We believe that students with this understanding will continue to learn, grow and succeed long after they leave the campus.

Lifelong Skills help students prepare for life and work in a world of rapid and constant change. We believe that graduates will continue to evolve and contribute to their communities long after they earn their degrees. To that end, our mission is to help students learn to think critically and creatively, adapt to changing technologies, work efficiently and effectively, collaborate with others, and communicate clear, compelling ideas.

Enduring Values help students to consider always the impact of their actions on the world around them. We believe that effective leaders draw their inspiration from strong personal value systems. Our goal, therefore, is to offer students multiple opportunities to make decisions and then to reflect upon their consequences.

Gateway Experiences occur both upon entering and upon leaving Carroll University. We believe that our educational responsibility extends beyond the classroom into every aspect of our students’ lives. That is why we place a special emphasis on preparing incoming students for university life and on helping graduates make successful transitions into their first jobs, or graduate and professional schools.
The four pillars undergird all that we do at Carroll University. They are integral to our undergraduate curriculum and guide our post-baccalaureate and graduate programs. In other words, they provide the broad inspiration for the Carroll experience and the many relationships we nurture with other organizations and institutions.

The corporate name of the University is Carroll University, Inc.