Carroll University

Carroll University


name=Carroll University
motto= Christo et Litteris (For Christ and Learning)
type=Private College
president=Dr. Douglas N. Hastad
undergrad=2,448 full-time, 569 part-time
postgrad=47 full-time, 228 part-time
affiliations=Presbyterian Church USA
address=100 N. East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186
website= []
colors=Orange and Blue|

Carroll University is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian church located in Waukesha in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Carroll opened in 1846, two years before Wisconsin became a state. Carroll claims to be the oldest existing four-year institution in Wisconsin, however that claim is also held by Beloit College.

It currently offers more than sixty areas of study at mostly an undergraduate level, but also offers Master's degrees and certificates in certain subjects, as well as one clinical doctorate program in Physical Therapy. There are ninety-six full-time faculty members and approximately 3,325 students from twenty-eight states and twenty-seven countries. The school provides housing to approximately 1,200 students in six residence halls, six apartment buildings, and two houses. The institution offers an tercollegiate athletic program as a member of the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference and competes in ten men's and ten women's sports (including the nationally ranked men's basketball team). [ [ Carroll University :: News & Events :: College News ] ]

Prior to July 1, 2008, Carroll University was known as Carroll College (Wisconsin). [ [ JS Online: Carroll change approved ] ]

"Oldest College in Wisconsin?"

Carroll University claims to be the oldest college in Wisconsin, however this claim is also held by Beloit College.

Prairieville Academy, which eventually became Carroll College (and subsequently Carroll University), was established in 1841. Three years later, in summer of 1844, the genesis for Beloit College came in the form of a group of New Englanders calling themselves "Friends of Education," who gathered to discuss the formation of a "frontier college."

The charter for Carroll – named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Maryland, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence – was passed into law by the Wisconsin Territorial Legislation on January 31, 1846. Beloit's charter followed shortly on February 2, giving rise to Carroll's claim to be the oldest four-year institution in Wisconsin.

Beloit's claim is often phrased "the oldest college in the state in continuous operation," with a particular emphasis on the "continuous operation" aspect. During the 1860s, the American Civil War and financial difficulty caused Carroll to temporarily suspend operations, while Beloit has offered classes continuously since 1847. [cite book |last= Langill |first= Ellen |title= Carroll College: The First Century 1846-1946 |place=Waukesha |publisher=Caroll College Press |origyear=1980 ]


Carroll University offers its students an NCAA Division III experience and is a member of the Midwest Conference.

A notable event in American football history occurred at Carroll on September 5, 1906, when Saint Louis University player Bradbury Robinson, coached by Eddie Cochems, threw the first legal forward pass in football history.

Carroll's basketball teams achieved notable success in 2006 and 2007. In 2006, both the men's and women's teams qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in school history. The women won the Midwest Conference tournament and received the automatic bid, while the men's team received an "at-large" bid. Both teams were eliminated in the first round of play.

In 2007, both teams again qualified for the tournament. The Pioneers endured a long road to win the Midwest Conference tournament, including freak power outages that forced the championship game to be delayed and moved twice (first to Monmouth College, then to nearby Knox College). Upon reaching the NCAA tournament, they proceeded to defeat 7th-ranked Augustana College in the first round of play, and 5th ranked University of St. Thomas, to advance to the "Sweet Sixteen" sectional level of play. As for the women, they received an at-large bid to the tournament, handily defeating Illinois Wesleyan College in the first round, but were defeated in the second round of play by 25th ranked Luther College.

Notable Carroll alumni

*John Ball (American author)
*Alfred Lunt, American actor
*Dennis Morgan, American actor
*Fred MacMurray, American movie and television actor.
*James M. Schneider, former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Dell, Inc..
*William C. R. Sheridan, Episcopal Bishop of Northern Indiana
*Eric Szmanda, Actor on CSI
*Mel Lawrenz, author, speaker, and senior pastor of Elmbrook Church, the largest church in Wisconsin
* [ Steven Burd] , Chairman, President and CEO of Safeway Inc.
* [ Phil Quast] , Vice Admiral, United States Navy (Retired)


* [ "The New Perspective,"] the official student-run college newspaper
* WCCX-FM, the official student-run radio station
* [ "MWCTV,"] the official broadcast home of athletic events


External links

* [ Carroll University Homepage]
* [ Carroll University Athletics Homepage]

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