Carroll College (Montana)

Carroll College is a private Catholic liberal arts college in Helena, Montana, USA.

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 building on campus is 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 careers in 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 Report as second best Western Regional Comprehensive College in America's Best Colleges for 2007

* Listed in Barron's Best Buys 2006 Edition

* Thirteen faculty members have received Fulbright Scholarships

* 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 championships and over 40 regional tournament championships. 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 Arts degree:

*Biology for Sec. Ed.
*Business Administration
*Chemistry for Sec. Ed.
*Civil Engineering
*Classical Studies
*Communication Studies
*Communication Studies for Sec. Ed.
*Computer Science
*Computer Information Systems
*Elementary Education
*Civil Engineering
*Engineering 3-2
*English for Sec. Ed.
*English Writing
*Environmental Studies
*Health and Physical Education
*History for Sec. Ed.
*International Relations
*Mathematics for Sec. Ed.
*Performing Arts
*Political Science
*Political Science for Sec. Ed.
*Public Administration
*Public Relations
*Social Science for Sec. Ed
*Spanish Education (K-12)
*TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
*TESOL (K-12)

Pre-Professional Programs:Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental,Pre-Optometry,Pre-Pharmacy,Pre-Veterinary. Special Programs:
* Forensics
* Borromeo Pre-seminary
* Cooperative Education & Internship
* 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:
*Men's basketball
*Women's basketball
*Women's soccer
*Women's volleyball

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 Representatives from Montana
*Rod Grams, former member of the United States Senate from Minnesota

External links

* [ Official Web Site]
* [ NAIA official site]

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