Carroll College, based in Montana, is a Catholic arts college in Montana that has earned both national and regional awards for its academic offerings.
Founded in 1909, it was originally called Mount St. Charles College and was as an all-men's college which focused on preparing men for careers in the priesthood, law, medicine, teaching and engineering. Carroll College is now coeducational and was renamed in 1932 in honour.
As an arts college, Carroll College offers numerous academic degrees within subjects such as arts and life sciences, engineering, education, computer science, nursing, ROTC, and theology. The school offers as well as several medical pre-professional programmes including pre-seminary, pre-med, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinary. An Intensive Language Institute for international students is also based at the college.
Carroll College has received plenty of recognition throughout its history and has been recognised as number one in the West of America by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional College, Best School for Veterans, and Best Value School.
Moreover, thirteen faculty members have received Fulbright Scholarships.
The campus at Carroll College houses four residence halls – Trinity Hall, Borromeo Hall, Guadalupe Hall, and St. Charles Hall – on-campus apartments open to 3rd year students and above, a football stadium, the Hunthausen Activity Center (HAC) which houses athletics, as the Student Centre, which is informally known as The Cube.
Athletics teams at Carroll College – nicknamed as the Fighting Saints – are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Frontier Conference. Men's sports include basketball, cross country, football, golf and track and field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, track and field and volleyball.
Notable alumni include a former member of the Detroit Lions, Casey FitzSimmons, George Leo Thomas, the current Bishop of Helena (Montana), and Norman "Jeff" Holter, a renowned biophysicist.