Clarke University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,900

3.1% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,787

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.18%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

64.9%

1,172 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,043

87% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

60.8%

107 Graduates

About

Clarke University is a higher education institution located in Dubuque County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clarke University were General Psychology (43 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (41 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees).

In 2016, 328 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clarke University. 70.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (294 degrees), 26.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarke University is $29,900, which is $5,485 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarke University is $29,900, which is $5,485 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,787.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,900

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Clarke University was $29,900. The cost of tuition at Clarke University is $5,485 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$23,787

2016 Value

0.755%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Clarke University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,787. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Clarke University grew by 0.755%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,000

Room and Board

$1,180

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clarke University was of $9,000 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,180. The cost of room and board increased by 3.45% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.72% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Clarke University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.3% with respect to 2015, when 91% 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.

2.18%

2015 Default Rate

8

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Clarke University was 2.18%, which represents 8 out of the 367 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

Clarke University received 1,172 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.76% annual decline. Out of those 1,172 applicants, 761 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,043 students enrolled at Clarke University in 2016, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clarke University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

761

Accepted Out of 1,172

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clarke University was 64.9% (761 admissions from 1,172 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -6.76%, while admissions declined by -158%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

12

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Clarke University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clarke University has a total enrollment of 1,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarke University is 907 students and the part-time enrollment is 136. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Clarke University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clarke University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.1% White, 5.37% Hispanic or Latino, 4.41% Black or African American, 1.92% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 0.767% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Clarke University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (57%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (73.1%), followed by White Male (16.6%) and Black or African American Female (1.71%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clarke University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarke University is 907 and the part-time enrollment is 136. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Clarke University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2016 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    867

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    56

  3. Black or African American

    46

The enrolled student population at Clarke University is 83.1% White, 5.37% Hispanic or Latino, 4.41% Black or African American, 1.92% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 0.767% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 136 more women than men received degrees from Clarke University. The majority of degree recipients at Clarke University are white (294 degrees awarded). There were 26.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clarke University is General Psychology (43 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (41 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (24 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees awarded), Psychology (43 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (16 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 Clarke University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,989,448 people), Secondary school teachers (336,381 people), Social workers (329,175 people), Education administrators (295,522 people), and Counselors (274,214 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarke University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees awarded), Psychology (43 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees), Education (49 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 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 Clarke University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Financial analysts, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Clarke University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees awarded), Psychology (43 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees), Education (49 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 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 (3,076,170 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (423,100 people), Hospitals (336,001 people), Individual & family services (261,060 people), and Outpatient care centers (188,982 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarke University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees awarded), Psychology (43 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees), Education (49 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 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 Clarke University.

Most Common

  1. 43 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clarke University was General Psychology with 43 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 96

  2. 232

In 2016, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Clarke University, which is 0.414 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (232).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Clarke University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.83 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Clarke University in Registered Nursing, which is 40 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 49% of students graduating from Clarke University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.

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 (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, 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

    294 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clarke University is white (294 degrees awarded). There were 26.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

1.52% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    214 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clarke University is white female (214 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (80 degrees).

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Operations

Clarke University has an endowment valued at nearly $31.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-176k (-0.563%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Clarke University had a total expenditure of $26.8M. Of that $26.8M, they spent $12.5M on salaries and $26.8M on benefits.

Clarke University employs 35 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors, and 18 Instructors. Most academics at Clarke University are Female Assistant professors (22), Female Instructors(15), and Female Professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarke University are: Service, with 35 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 30 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.3M

2015 Endowment

4.84%

decline from 2014

Clarke University has an endowment valued at about $31.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Clarke University declined 4.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.34M 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. $925k - Federal

  2. $1.23k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Clarke University received $925k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.23k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$12.5M

Salary Expenditure

$26.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Clarke University had a total expenditure of $26.8M. Of that $26.8M, they spent $12.5M on salaries and $26.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$12.5M

2015 Salaries

4.31%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Clarke University paid a median of $12.5M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($26.8M) and a 4.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.923% growth from 2013 and a 4.55% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.15M

Instructional Salaries

90

Number of Employees

In 2015, Clarke University paid a total of $5.15M to 90 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

35 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

35 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clarke University were Assistant professor with 35 employees; Associate professor with 23 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarke University were Service with 35 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees; and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clarke University was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Female Instructor with 15 employees, and Female Professor with 14 employees.

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

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