Clark College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,370

1.44% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,483

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.3%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

10,000

51.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

24.8%

239 Graduates

About

Clark College is a higher education institution located in Clark County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clark College were Dental Hygiene (28 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 2,311 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clark College. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,631 degrees), 8.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (192 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark College is $3,370, which is $-4,044 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark College is $3,370, which is $-4,044 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,483.

In 2017, 33% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,370

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Clark College was $3,370. The cost of tuition at Clark College is $-4,044 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,483

2017 Value

2.24%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Clark College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,483. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Clark College grew by 2.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,140

Room and Board

$825

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clark College was of $10,140 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board increased by 3.68% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

14%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

33% of undergraduate students at Clark College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.94% with respect to 2016, when 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

13.3%

2016 Default Rate

224

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Clark College was 13.3%, which represents 224 out of the 1681 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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Enrollment

Clark College has a total enrollment of 10,000 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark College is 5,132 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,868. This means that 51.3% of students enrolled at Clark College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clark College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.64% Two or More Races, 4.35% Asian, 1.42% Black or African American, 0.69% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.52% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Clark College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clark College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,000 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark College is 5,132 and the part-time enrollment is 4,868. This means that 51.3% of students enrolled at Clark College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

N/A 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 Clark College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Clark College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,398

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,065

  3. Two or More Races

    864

The enrolled student population at Clark College is 64% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.64% Two or More Races, 4.35% Asian, 1.42% Black or African American, 0.69% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.52% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 903 students (9.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 443 more women than men received degrees from Clark College. The majority of degree recipients at Clark College are white (1,631 degrees awarded). There were 8.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (192 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clark College is Dental Hygiene (28 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Clark College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,039 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (78 degrees), and Precision Production (63 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark College are Elementary & middle school teachers (133,127 people), Other managers (126,568 people), Postsecondary teachers (90,572 people), Physicians (80,485 people), and Software developers (54,230 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,039 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (78 degrees), Precision Production (63 degrees), Engineering Technologies (90 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (80 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark College are Physicians, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Marketing managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Clark College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,039 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (78 degrees), Precision Production (63 degrees), Engineering Technologies (90 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (80 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark College are Elementary & secondary schools (231,004 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (200,963 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (136,670 people), Computer Systems Design (109,237 people), and Construction (64,325 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,039 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (78 degrees), Precision Production (63 degrees), Engineering Technologies (90 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (80 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 Clark College.

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clark College was Dental Hygiene with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 934

  2. 1,377

In 2017, 934 degrees were awarded to men at Clark College, which is 0.678 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,377).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 375 degrees were awarded to men at Clark College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.565 times less than the 664 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 664 degrees were awarded to women at Clark College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.77 times more than the 375 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clark College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.77% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,631 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    192 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    167 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clark College is white (1,631 degrees awarded). There were 8.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (192 degrees).

7.01% of degree recipients (162 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    974 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    657 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clark College is white female (974 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (657 degrees).

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Operations

Clark College has an endowment valued at nearly $61M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $126k (0.207%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Clark College had a total salary expenditure of $105M. Clark College employs 191 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Clark College are Female No academic ranks (115), Male No academic ranks(76), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 166 employees, Management, with 46 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$61M

2017 Endowment

5.79%

growth from 2016

Clark College has an endowment valued at about $61M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Clark College grew 5.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $57.3M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $704k - Federal

  2. $10.8M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Clark College received $704k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$44.9M

2017 Salaries

5.77%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Clark College paid a median of $44.9M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($105M) and a 5.77% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.03% decline from 2015 and a 1.17% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.2M

Instructional Salaries

191

Number of Employees

In 2017, Clark College paid a total of $12.2M to 191 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.01M (29.3%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

191 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

166 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clark College were No academic rank with 191 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark College were Office and Administrative Support with 166 employees; Management with 46 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clark College was Female No academic rank with 115 employees, Male No academic rank with 76 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Clark College.

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