Clark University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,850
3.24% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$30,158
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.81%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
52.8%
7,639 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,498
90.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
76.7%
450 Graduates

About

Clark University is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clark University were General Psychology (103 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (66 degrees), and General Economics (56 degrees).

In 2019, 1,106 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clark University. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (562 degrees), 7.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (72 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark University is $46,850, which is $18,350 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark University is $46,850, which is $18,350 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,158.

In 2019, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,850
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Clark University was $46,850. The cost of tuition at Clark University is $18,350 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$30,158
2019 Value
3.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Clark University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,158. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Clark University grew by 3.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,170
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clark University was of $9,170 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.5% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Clark University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 87% 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.
1.81%
2017 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Clark University was 1.81%, which represents 10 out of the 553 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

Clark University received 7,639 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.624% annual decline. Out of those 7,639 applicants, 4,032 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,498 students enrolled at Clark University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clark University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,032
Accepted Out of 7,639

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clark University was 52.8% (4,032 admissions from 7,639 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 59.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -0.624%, while admissions declined by -11.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Clark University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clark University has a total enrollment of 3,498 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark University is 3,160 students and the part-time enrollment is 338. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Clark University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clark University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.7% White, 7.52% Hispanic or Latino, 6.06% Asian, 3.72% Black or African American, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.0572% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0286% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clark University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.6%), followed by White Male (11.3%) and Asian Female (2.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clark University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,498 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark University is 3,160 and the part-time enrollment is 338. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Clark University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2019 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 University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Clark University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,739
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    263
  3. Asian
    212

The enrolled student population at Clark University is 49.7% White, 7.52% Hispanic or Latino, 6.06% Asian, 3.72% Black or African American, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.0572% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0286% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 157 students (4.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 210 more women than men received degrees from Clark University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clark University is white (562 degrees awarded). There were 7.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (72 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clark University is General Psychology (103 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (66 degrees) and General Economics (56 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Clark University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (278 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (63 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (35 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 University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (432,801 people), Other managers (372,128 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (253,550 people), Postsecondary teachers (223,626 people), and Secondary school teachers (179,160 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Social Sciences (278 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (63 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Psychology (118 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 University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Social Sciences (278 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (63 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Psychology (118 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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (771,945 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (497,985 people), Legal services (345,397 people), Computer Systems Design (290,185 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (285,250 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Social Sciences (278 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (63 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Psychology (118 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 University.
Most Common
  1. 103 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 66 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 56 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clark University was General Psychology with 103 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

448
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
658
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 448 degrees were awarded to men at Clark University, which is 0.681 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (658).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Clark University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.984 times less than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 94 degrees were awarded to women at Clark University in General Psychology, which is 3.92 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 76% of students graduating from Clark University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (88.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clark University is Female and Asian (88.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 9.33% of graduates (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    562 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    72 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clark University is white (562 degrees awarded). There were 7.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (72 degrees).

3.98% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    346 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    216 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clark University is white female (346 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (216 degrees).

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Operations

Clark University has an endowment valued at nearly $418M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-476k (-0.114%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Clark University had a total salary expenditure of $115M. Clark University employs 69 Professors, 55 Associate professors, and 37 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clark University are Male Professors (42), Male Associate professors(31), and Female Professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 79 employees, Service, with 69 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$418M
2019 Endowment
4.42%
decline from 2018

Clark University has an endowment valued at about $418M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Clark University declined 4.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $107M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.69M - Federal
  2. $182k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Clark University received $2.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $182k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58.3M
2019 Salaries
2.35%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Clark University paid a median of $58.3M in salaries, which represents 50.8% of their overall expenditure ($115M) and a 2.35% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.87% growth from 2017 and a 4% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.5M
Instructional Salaries
206
Number of Employees

In 2019, Clark University paid a total of $20.5M to 206 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
79 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clark University were Professor with 69 employees; Associate professor with 55 employees; and Associate professor with 37 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark University were Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees; Service with 69 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clark University was Male Professor with 42 employees, Male Associate professor with 31 employees, and Female Professor with 27 employees.

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

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