Carthage College is a private liberal arts college in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. The school was founded by a group of German Lutherans as The Literary and Theological Institute of the Lutheran Church of the Far West in Hillsboro, Illinois. The school underwent several name and location changes, taking its current name from Carthage, Illinois, a prior location. Today, there are approximately 3,400 students at Carthage. Three-quarters of those attend full-time, and one-quarter part-time.
The college prides itself on prioritizing hands-on learning, small classes, and interdisciplinary study supported by a strong faculty. According to their website, the school offers:
- a curriculum that challenges students to think critically and express themselves effectively
- a campus life that encourages involvement and service
- a community of faith that nurtures spiritual growth and develops moral responsibility
- co-curricular activities that inspire students to test their own limits and express their individuality.
Still strongly affiliated with the Lutheran Church, the college welcomes students of all faiths.