Carroll University is a college located in Waukesha in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. Established in 1846, Carroll was Wisconsin's first four-year institution of higher learning. Carroll University is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Its approximately 130 acre campus contains 19th century homes, facilities, and residences for over 3,500 students. The curriculum offers more than 95 areas of study and an integrated five-course general education component known as the Pioneer Core, which aims to globalize students through its central theme of cross-cultural interaction. Before July 1, 2008, Carroll University was known as Carroll College.