Four Years. Lifetime Impact.

Widely recognized for excellence, Carthage College emphasizes discovery and exploration. At Carthage, you will uncover new passions as you gain practical experience and marketable skills. You will study under expert faculty dedicated to your success. You will realize that there are many paths to a successful career, and boundless ways that you can impact the world. And you’ll do it all with breathtaking lake views in the heart of the thriving Milwaukee-to-Chicago corridor.

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  • Trevor Milne

    “Carthage is a college that provided me with a great education in multiple areas of study. While most other schools are known for either their music or STEM programs, Carthage has great programs for both.”

  • Michael Malyszek

    “Carthage offered a beautiful campus and a tight nit community with an affordable price tag. For me, Carthage just checked all my boxes.”

  • Emily Cain ?24

    “I wanted to be a part of a small community so that I could get to know a lot of students and my professors on a personal level. I also chose Carthage because I wanted to keep swimming competitively without it interfering with my schoolwork or future career, which I can do here at Carthage.”

  • Clayton Markech ?24

    “I chose Carthage because I had the opportunity to get large-school experiences at a small school where the professors can get to know me personally.”

  • Kara R. Oldham

    “I chose Carthage for the location, small class sizes, and the limitless opportunities to pursue your passions. The views don’t hurt either!”

  • Basil Kiracofe

    “I chose Carthage because of the close-knit community, organizations, and the classes that it offers.”

  • Maggie Thom ?25

    “I chose Carthage because it felt like the right fit. The academics and athletics are what I was looking for. I wanted to go somewhere with small class sizes so I could get to know my professors and classmates.”

  • Kiannah Hayes

    “I chose Carthage College because of the eagerness our professors and staff have to ensure students like me are successful.”

  • Jana Ahlstrand

    “I chose Carthage because I wanted to be part of a community that would make it easy for me to connect and network with people.”

  • Mara Lysne ?25

    “Initially, I was drawn to Carthage because of the lake and all the things the College had to offer. After doing more research, scheduling a tour, and stepping on campus, I immediately knew that Carthage was the place for me.”

  • Joseph White

    “I chose Carthage because of the direct admission nursing program. I was also drawn to Carthage’s small class sizes and beautiful lakeside campus. Additionally, I heard great things about the Carthage track and field program from my high school coach and wanted to be a part of it.”

  • Nadia Musaitef ?25

    “I chose Carthage because it had been my dream school since I was a kid. I love how small and tight-knit the community is, and I really love the personal relationships that are made here. Carthage is more than just a school — it’s a family.”

The United Women of Color chapter at Carthage provides leadership opportunities, hosts activities...

our commitment: an equitable, inclusive campus

At Carthage, we strive to enhance the diversity and equity of our community and, together, to create an ever more enlightened and inclusive educational environment that positively impacts the world. Because of who you are, where you come from, and the gifts you possess, you belong here.

Learn more about Equity & Inclusion at Carthage

Hear from our Students: Five Favorite things about Carthage

Carthage students share their five favorite things about Carthage.

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Carthage faculty pose for a photo.

Our Amazing Faculty

Our professors’ passion for teaching is easy to spot. When she stays after class until you get it, or when his lunch break becomes your mock interview. 

“The faculty here has helped me find opportunities I didn’t know were available,” says Maggie Thom ’25, a neuroscience major. “Having a good relationship with your professors will only benefit you. Your professors want you to succeed and are always willing to help if you ask.”

Learn more about our amazing faculty


  • Shoppers find delectable options at the Kenosha Harbor Market.

    Fall in love with our location

    Carthage offers students the best of both worlds: A beautiful lakeside campus near a vibrant and charming downtown, with easy access to two major metropolitan areas: Chicago and Milwaukee.

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  • Shoppers find delectable options at the Kenosha Harbor Market.

    Plan Your Visit!

    Carthage’s tranquil campus is an arboretum lush with stately oaks, a winding river, and breathtaking lake views. Yet just a free trolley ride away, you’ll find art galleries, cafes, shopping, and more in Kenosha, Wisconsin’s fourth-largest city. Learn more about our location

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