About Carroll College
Carroll College is a small Catholic diocesan college in Helena, Montana. Helena is located in the western central part of Montana at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Yellowstone Park is just over 3 hours to the South, and Glacier park is just over 3 hours to the North. The city offers outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, camping, bicycling, boating, fishing, hunting, golfing, and swimming. Helena hosts a "Last Chance Bear Encounters " art auction in which bear sculptures, decorated by area artists, decorate the city streets and are auctioned at the end of the season to benefit a local charity. Carroll College itself is home to a professional ballet company and hosts many theatre, dance, and music performances each year.
Carroll College offers a 4-year BA degree program in computer science. Courses include Web design, database design and implementation, data structures and program design, Web development, and computer architecture. Classes are designed with labs in order for students to actually perform the programming and networking that is presented in class. A Senior project is required for graduation.
The school also offers a visual art department, offering students basic training in various media and opportunities for visual expression. There is no degree or minor in visual art at Carroll. Minors in both combined arts and arts management have recently been added. Classes are offered in ceramics, drawing, acrylic and watercolor painting, and photography. There are also independent study and practicum opportunities available for interested students. Students can study with artists from the Archie Bray Foundation, work at the Holter Museum of Art or participate in internship and cooperative education opportunities.
Carroll offers generous academic scholarships. All prospective freshman who have been accepted to Carroll are automatically considered for guaranteed minimum scholarships and awards based on official high school transcripts and test scores. The scholarships offered are Presidential, Trustee, All Saints, and Founders.
Carroll is consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in the West. Faculty put students first and go the extra mile to make sure students do well in their studies. In 2007, the school was ranked Second Best Western Regional Comprehensive College and Fifth Best Value among Western Regional Comprehensive Colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The school offers a multitude of student organizations and activities including student government and a campus ministry. Career services are also provided to current students and graduates, including resume and cover letter writing assistance, mock interview sessions, and an extensive Career Resource Library.