At Carroll, there are a number of resources available to you, even if you and your family can only afford to pay a portion of your college expenses. Financial aid options include loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs.
Average Financial Aid Awards are $21,101 a year.
Average Direct Cost after aid is applied is $12,635 for the year including tuition, fees, room and board.
The freshman retention rate determines how many first-year students return to campus the following year—this is an important indicator in determining whether freshmen are satisfied with their experience at a particular school. Carroll College was recently ranked #1 in the Regional College-West category by U.S. News and World Report for freshman retention.
FOUR YEARS OF VALUE - Carroll students are far more likely to graduate within four years than students at other institutions, resulting in tuition savings and faster entry into the job market. At Carroll 78% of our graduates, graduate in four years, while the national private college average is 72%, and the national public universities average is 52%. Source: Council of Independent Colleges
FOUR YEARS OF PROMISE - Carroll's bachelor's degrees are designed for completion in four years. If a student adheres to all program requirements and is unable to graduate within four years, Carroll will provide free tuition for any course that is not available during the student's eight, full-time semesters. Carroll's Four-Year Promise is another example of our commitment to your students' success.
Over 70% of our classes have fewer than 20 students
Carroll has a 13:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
Eighty-four percent of independent college alumni surveyed say they benefited very much from a majority of classes taught by professors rather than teaching assistants. At Carroll, 100% of classes are taught by professors. Source: Council of Independent Colleges
95% of Alumni would recommend Carroll to a college-bound student
97% of Alumni say they are proud of Carroll College
81% of Alumni are very satisfied with their Carroll experience and 75% say it surpassed its expectations
88% of Alumni believe their Carroll degree has been valuable to them professionally and personally.
What Students and Alumni Have To Say
"Excellent education, valuable experience and worth the expense." - Alumni
"Your generosity increases a student's academic success by decreasing their stress of being in debt. The result of this increased success is a student that is better equipped to enter the "real world". Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten as I prepare myself for graduation and the life that is to follow. Thanks!" - Student
"Carroll is affordable- many scholarships are available; it's a close-knit community - just the right size." - Alumni
"I like the small classes at Carroll. I feel I get more for my money than I would at another university." - Student
Your education will be one of the best investments you will ever make. Carroll students utilize loans responsibly and our graduates find careers quickly which enable them to repay their loans on time and within their repayment terms.
Responsible use of loans at Carroll has resulted in one of the lowest student loan default rate in the state of Montana and one of the lowest in the nation. Your education will be one of the best investments you will ever make. Value yourself enough to invest in yourself.
The average federal loan borrowed by students to attend Carroll each year is less than the national average. Our students graduate sooner, usually within 4 years; therefore, they have a lower loan debt when they graduate. Source: College Board- Trends in Student Aid 2011
U.S. News and World Report has named Carroll College #1 in their 2012 Regional Colleges West rankings and #2 in their 2012 Regional Colleges West Best Value Schools rankings.
Carroll's Financial Aid and Tuition Costs Mentioned in USA Today
Dave Fiore, of Pendleton, Ore., says he "would have made it work" had son Mike been wowed by his alma mater, Santa Clara University in California. But he adds that he "breathed a deep sigh of relief" when Mike, 18, decided Carroll College in Helena, Mont., was the better fit.
With Carroll's lower tuition and more generous scholarship, the total annual cost is about $21,000 - a closer match to the $80,000 in a college trust set up by Mike's grandfather, and about half what he estimates he would have paid to his alma mater.
"I can't imagine owing nearly $100,000 in college debt just for him to be educated at SCU," he says. Read the full story