Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Carthage College is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Located in Kenosha, Wisconsin midway between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the campus is on the shore of Lake Michigan and is home to 2,063 full-time and 750 part-time students.
Carthage awards the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in more than 30 subject areas, and the Master of Education degree. Carthage also hosts the joint Executive MBA and Master of Social Work degree awarded by Loyola University Chicago.
The Carthage faculty comprises nearly 100 scholars, 90 percent of whom hold the doctorate or other terminal degree.
German Lutherans founded Carthage in 1847 in Hillsboro, Illinois as The Literary and Thological Institute of the Lutheran Church of the Far West. In 1852 the college moved to Springfield, Illinois and operated under the name Illinois State University. However, the college closed in 1869 due to bugetary reasons. In 1870 the college was reopened as Carthage College in Carthage, Illinois. Due to dwindling enrollment numbers during the 1950s, Carthage decided to open up another campus in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1962, intending to eventually relocate the college there. The Wisconsin and Illinois campuses ran simultaneously until 1964, when the Illinois campus closed their doors and the college and its old traditions were moved to Wisconsin. This was the cause of much discontent among students at the Illinois campus who were long under the impression that the Illinois and Wisconsin campuses would both be operated by Carthage.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details