Clarion University of Pennsylvania

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,492

3.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,409

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.58%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

95.5%

2,726 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,225

71.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

50%

604 Graduates

About

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Clarion County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clarion University of Pennsylvania were Liberal Arts & Sciences (94 degrees awarded), Speech-Language Pathology (78 degrees), and Registered Nursing (70 degrees).

In 2017, 1,447 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. 69.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,285 degrees), 19.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is $7,492, which is $-13,241 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is $7,492, which is $-13,241 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,409.

In 2017, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,492

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was $7,492. The cost of tuition at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is $-13,241 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,409

2017 Value

2.43%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Clarion University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,409. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Clarion University of Pennsylvania grew by 2.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,146

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was of $11,146 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.94% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Clarion University of Pennsylvania received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.03% with respect to 2016, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.58%

2016 Default Rate

141

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was 8.58%, which represents 141 out of the 1644 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Clarion University of Pennsylvania received 2,726 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.65% annual decline. Out of those 2,726 applicants, 2,603 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.5% acceptance rate.

There were 5,225 students enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2017, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 33.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,603

Accepted Out of 2,726

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania was 95.5% (2,603 admissions from 2,726 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 94.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -8.65%, while admissions declined by -7.33%.

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SAT Scores

88%

Submission Percentage

766

Scores Submitted

88% of enrolled first-time students at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clarion University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 5,225 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 3,733 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,492. This means that 71.4% of students enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.6% White, 7.06% Black or African American, 2.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Two or More Races, 0.976% Asian, 0.134% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0766% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52.6%), followed by White Male (30.2%) and Black or African American Male (4.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (70.8%), followed by White Male (14.4%) and Black or African American Female (3.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,225 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 3,733 and the part-time enrollment is 1,492. This means that 71.4% of students enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Clarion University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,314

  2. Black or African American

    369

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    141

The enrolled student population at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 82.6% White, 7.06% Black or African American, 2.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Two or More Races, 0.976% Asian, 0.134% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0766% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 571 more women than men received degrees from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. The majority of degree recipients at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are white (1,285 degrees awarded). There were 19.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is Liberal Arts & Sciences (94 degrees awarded), followed by Speech-Language Pathology (78 degrees) and Registered Nursing (70 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (143 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Registered nurses (1,321,629 people), Other managers (227,125 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (171,530 people), Physicians (167,891 people), and Postsecondary teachers (167,559 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Library Science (143 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Communications (57 degrees), and Health (422 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Library Science (143 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Communications (57 degrees), and Health (422 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,524,963 people), Elementary & secondary schools (419,795 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (382,472 people), Offices of physicians (228,868 people), and Outpatient care centers (218,750 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Library Science (143 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Communications (57 degrees), and Health (422 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Most Common

  1. 94 degrees awarded

  2. 78 degrees awarded

  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 94 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 438

  2. 1,009

In 2017, 438 degrees were awarded to men at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.434 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,009).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.621 times less than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 127 degrees were awarded to women at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in Speech-Language Pathology, which is 15.9 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 31% of students graduating from Clarion University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.32% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,285 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    65 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is white (1,285 degrees awarded). There were 19.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

2.14% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    911 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    374 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is white female (911 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (374 degrees).

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Operations

Clarion University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $34.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $404k (1.16%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Clarion University of Pennsylvania had a total expenditure of $107M. Of that $107M, they spent $43.8M on salaries and $107M on benefits.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania employs 68 Professors, 53 Assistant professors, and 49 Associate professors. Most academics at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Male Professors (45), Female Assistant professors(32), and Female Associate professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 98 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 86 employees, and Service with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.9M

2017 Endowment

11.7%

growth from 2016

Clarion University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $34.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Clarion University of Pennsylvania grew 11.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.76M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.69M - Federal

  2. $6.04M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Clarion University of Pennsylvania received $3.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.04M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$43.8M

Salary Expenditure

$107M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Clarion University of Pennsylvania had a total expenditure of $107M. Of that $107M, they spent $43.8M on salaries and $107M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Clarion University of Pennsylvania as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$43.8M

2017 Salaries

1.81%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Clarion University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $43.8M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($107M) and a 1.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.61% decline from 2015 and a 0.805% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.7M

Instructional Salaries

203

Number of Employees

In 2017, Clarion University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $17.7M to 203 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

68 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

98 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clarion University of Pennsylvania were Professor with 68 employees; Assistant professor with 53 employees; and Assistant professor with 49 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarion University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 98 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees; and Service with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was Male Professor with 45 employees, Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Female Associate professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

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