Clarke University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,650
3.13% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,756
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.57%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
89.2%
1,102 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
855
91.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65.7%
119 Graduates

About

Clarke University is a higher education institution located in Dubuque County, IA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clarke University were Registered Nursing (29 degrees awarded), General Psychology (24 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (21 degrees).

In 2020, 263 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clarke University. 73.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (218 degrees), 18.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarke University is $34,650, which is $6,250 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Clarke University is $34,650, which is $6,250 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,756.

In 2020, 99% of undergraduate students attending Clarke University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,650
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Clarke University was $34,650. The cost of tuition at Clarke University is $6,250 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$25,756
2020 Value
25.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Clarke University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,756. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Clarke University grew by 25.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,000
Room and Board
$1,330
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clarke University was of $10,000 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,330. The cost of room and board increased by 4.17% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Clarke University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 65% with respect to 2019, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.57%
2018 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Clarke University was 1.57%, which represents 5 out of the 318 total borrowers.

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Clarke University received 1,102 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.61% annual growth. Out of those 1,102 applicants, 983 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.2% acceptance rate.

There were 855 students enrolled at Clarke University in 2020, and 36% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clarke University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
983
Accepted Out of 1,102

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clarke University was 89.2% (983 admissions from 1,102 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 93.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 2.61%, while admissions declined by −2.48%.

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SAT Scores

36%
Submission Percentage
52
Scores Submitted

36% of enrolled first-time students at Clarke University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Clarke University has a total enrollment of 855 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarke University is 786 students and the part-time enrollment is 69. This means that 91.9% of students enrolled at Clarke University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clarke University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.2% White, 9.36% Hispanic or Latino, 8.07% Black or African American, 3.39% Two or More Races, 0.702% Asian, 0.468% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.117% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clarke University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Black or African American Male (8.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.9%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clarke University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 855 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarke University is 786 and the part-time enrollment is 69. This means that 91.9% of students enrolled at Clarke University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2020 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 Clarke University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Clarke University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    583
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    80
  3. Black or African American
    69

The enrolled student population at Clarke University is 68.2% White, 9.36% Hispanic or Latino, 8.07% Black or African American, 3.39% Two or More Races, 0.702% Asian, 0.468% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.117% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 67 students (7.84%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 123 more women than men received degrees from Clarke University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clarke University is white (218 degrees awarded). There were 18.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clarke University is Registered Nursing (29 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (24 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Clarke University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clarke University are Social workers, all other (233,656 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (225,787 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (175,331 people), Other managers (163,604 people), and Postsecondary teachers (118,390 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarke University are Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees), and Psychology (24 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 Clarke University are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Clarke University are Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees), and Psychology (24 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 Clarke University are Elementary & secondary schools (585,233 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (302,727 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (293,741 people), Individual & family services (223,265 people), and Outpatient care centers (209,824 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarke University are Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees), and Psychology (24 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clarke University was Registered Nursing with 29 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

70
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
193
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Clarke University, which is 0.363 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (193).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Clarke University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Clarke University in Social Work, which is 28 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 61% of students graduating from Clarke University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clarke University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    218 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clarke University is white (218 degrees awarded). There were 18.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

1.9% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    174 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Clarke University is white female (174 degrees awarded). There were 3.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (44 degrees).

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Clarke University has an endowment valued at nearly $26.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.658%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Clarke University had a total salary expenditure of $25.6M. Clarke University employs 33 Assistant professors, 18 Professors, and 17 Associate professors. Most academics at Clarke University are Female Assistant professors (24), Female Professors(12), and Female Instructors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarke University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 39 employees, Service, with 31 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

Endowment

$26.4M
2020 Endowment
0.403%
decline from 2019

Clarke University has an endowment valued at about $26.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Clarke University declined 0.403% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.4M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.78M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Clarke University received $1.78M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.5M
2020 Salaries
3.44%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Clarke University paid a median of $12.5M in salaries, which represents 48.6% of their overall expenditure ($25.6M) and a 3.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.05% growth from 2018 and a 1.67% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.6M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2020, Clarke University paid a total of $4.6M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clarke University were Assistant professor with 33 employees; Professor with 18 employees; and Professor with 17 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarke University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees; Service with 31 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clarke University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Female Professor with 12 employees, and Female Instructor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Clarke University.

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