Learning that Matters

  • 17

    students in an average class

  • 91%

    medical school acceptance rate among Carthage pre-health students. * National average: 41%

  • 12+

    years conducting research for NASA.

Carthage College blends the best liberal arts traditions with desirable degree programs, personal attention from distinguished faculty, and a focus on career development, so you graduate ready to succeed in a complex and changing world.

Undergraduate students choose from more than 50 subject areas, including high-demand fields like nursing, engineering, and urban education. Carthage also offers master’s degree programs in business, sports management, music, and athletic training.

See Majors & Minors     What Should I Study?

  • Students take in the scenery during a J-Term study tour in South Africa.

    Find Yourself in the World

    Spending time in another country frames classroom discussions in a blindingly new light. Carthage has been ranked No. 6 nationally for student participation in short-term study abroad. January study tours are just one way your learning is hands-on.

    Experiential Learning at Carthage

    Study Abroad


We’ve Got You Covered

At Carthage College, education is a team sport, and you’ll find a support system many layers deep. Your professors will know your name, help you find your strengths, push you to explore new paths, and guide you toward fulfilling your greatest potential. A team of advisors will help you shape both your academic and career plans. Peer mentors, tutors, residence hall staff, and other advocates will help you navigate your way. 

Advising & Support

In-Demand Degrees

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Students share what they’ve gotten from their Carthage experience.