Carroll College (Montana)
Carroll College opened its doors in 1910. The school was founded by the second Bishop of the Diocese of Helena, Montana, John Patrick Carroll. Originally called Mount St. Charles College in honor of
St. Charles Borromeo, it graduated its first class in 1916. In 1932 the institution changed its name to Carroll College in honor of its founder. The first and largest buildingon campusis St. Charles Hall which lies on Capital Hill. Originally it was founded as an all-men's liberal arts diocesan college with an emphasis on preparing men for careersin priesthood, law, medicine, teaching, and engineering.
Enrollment: 1,400; Male/Female: 43%/57%;Montana/Out-of-state: 68%/32%; Catholic/Other denomination: 66%/34% (of students reporting religious preference); International students: 23; Number of countries represented: 10
Points of distinction
* Ranked by
U.S. News and World Reportas second best Western Regional Comprehensive College in America's Best Collegesfor 2007
* Listed in Barron's Best Buys 2006 Edition
* Thirteen faculty members have received
* Renowned for its annual school-wide Softball Weekend
* Carroll College Forensics: The Carroll College Talking Saints speech and debate team is currently #1 in their region, with 18 running regional
championshipsand over 40 regional tournamentchampionships. In 1999, the Talking Saints captured their first national title in parliamentary debate by winning the season sweepstakes of the National Parliamentary Debate Association.
The following majors are available for the
Bachelor of Artsdegree:
*Biology for Sec. Ed.
*Chemistry for Sec. Ed.
*Communication Studies for Sec. Ed.
Computer Information Systems
*English for Sec. Ed.
*Health and Physical Education
*History for Sec. Ed.
*Mathematics for Sec. Ed.
*Political Science for Sec. Ed.
*Social Science for Sec. Ed
Spanish Education (K-12)
*TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Pre-Professional Programs:Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental,Pre-Optometry,Pre-Pharmacy,Pre-Veterinary. Special Programs:
* Cooperative Education &
Military Science( ROTC)
International Programs( Study Abroad)
* Carroll Intensive Language Institute
* Stephen J. Sullivan: 1910-1912
* John L. McMullen: 1912-1917
* Peter F. MacDonald: 1917-1919
* John J. Tracy: 1919-1920
* Norbert C. Hoff: 1920-1932
* Emmet J. Riley: 1932-1951
* R. Vincent Kavanagh: 1951-1957
* Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen: 1957-1962
* Anthony M. Brown: 1962-1969
* Joseph D. Harrington: 1969-1974
* Dr. Francis J. Kerins: 1974-1989
* Dr. Matthew J. Quinn: 1989-2000
* Stephen C. Rowan: 2000-2001
* Dr. Thomas Trebon: 2001-Present
The Carroll College sports teams are called "The Fighting Saints" and compete in the
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Frontier Conference. The sports offered at Carroll are as follows:
Fighting Saints football
The Fighting Saints football team has had remarkable success in the past eight years under head coach
Mike Van Diest, including 8 straight Frontier Conference Championships (2000-2007), six straight national semi-final appearances (2000-2005), and five NAIA National Football Championships in six years (2002-2005, 2007).
tudents past and present
*John Gagliardi, winningest college football coach in history, regardless of division (Carroll, St. Benedict's, St. John's)
*Casey Fitzsimmons, member of the Detroit Lions (NFL)
*Bobby Petrino, Arkansas Razorbacks head coach
Marc Racicot,former Republican governor of Montana
Raymond Hunthausen, former Archbishop of Seattle
George Leo Thomas, the current Bishop of Helena
Jerry J. O'Connell, former member of the United States House of Representativesfrom Montana
Rod Grams, former member of the United States Senatefrom Minnesota
* [http://carroll.edu/ Official Web Site]
* [http://naia.cstv.com/ NAIA official site]
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