Clarkson University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$51,454
3.2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$30,308
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.93%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
78%
6,198 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,025
85.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
75.6%
580 Graduates

About

Clarkson University is a higher education institution located in St. Lawrence County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clarkson University were Mechanical Engineering (175 degrees awarded), General Civil Engineering (72 degrees), and Engineering & Industrial Management (67 degrees).

In 2020, 1,233 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clarkson University. 34.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 65.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (956 degrees), 16.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (59 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarkson University is $51,454, which is $22,825 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarkson University is $51,454, which is $22,825 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,308.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending Clarkson University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,454
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Clarkson University was $51,454. The cost of tuition at Clarkson University is $22,825 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$30,308
2020 Value
1.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Clarkson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,308. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Clarkson University grew by 1.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,460
Room and Board
$1,446
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clarkson University was of $15,460 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,446. The cost of room and board increased by 20.7% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Clarkson University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.93%
2018 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Clarkson University was 1.93%, which represents 20 out of the 1036 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Clarkson University received 6,198 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 7.12% annual decline. Out of those 6,198 applicants, 4,834 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78% acceptance rate.

There were 4,025 students enrolled at Clarkson University in 2020, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clarkson University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,834
Accepted Out of 6,198

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clarkson University was 78% (4,834 admissions from 6,198 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −7.12%, while admissions declined by −2.89%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
594
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Clarkson University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clarkson University has a total enrollment of 4,025 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarkson University is 3,458 students and the part-time enrollment is 567. This means that 85.9% of students enrolled at Clarkson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clarkson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.4% White, 4.75% Hispanic or Latino, 4.72% Asian, 3.53% Two or More Races, 3.18% Black or African American, 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0497% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clarkson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (55.5%), followed by White Female (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (29.4%), followed by White Female (27.9%) and Asian Female (3.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clarkson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,025 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarkson University is 3,458 and the part-time enrollment is 567. This means that 85.9% of students enrolled at Clarkson University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 Clarkson University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Clarkson University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,994
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    191
  3. Asian
    190

The enrolled student population at Clarkson University is 74.4% White, 4.75% Hispanic or Latino, 4.72% Asian, 3.53% Two or More Races, 3.18% Black or African American, 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0497% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 375 fewer women than men received degrees from Clarkson University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clarkson University is white (956 degrees awarded). There were 16.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (59 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clarkson University is Mechanical Engineering (175 degrees awarded), followed by General Civil Engineering (72 degrees) and Engineering & Industrial Management (67 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Clarkson University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (513 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (154 degrees), and Math & Statistics (25 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 Clarkson University are Software developers (473,489 people), Physicians (468,302 people), Other managers (468,233 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (358,801 people), and Postsecondary teachers (298,019 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarkson University are Engineering (513 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (154 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), and Biology (45 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Clarkson University are Engineering (513 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (154 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), and Biology (45 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 Clarkson University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (573,031 people), Computer Systems Design (564,287 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (561,879 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (475,199 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (342,064 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarkson University are Engineering (513 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (154 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), and Biology (45 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 Clarkson University.
Most Common
  1. 175 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 72 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 67 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clarkson University was Mechanical Engineering with 175 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

804
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
429
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 804 degrees were awarded to men at Clarkson University, which is 1.87 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (429).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 176 degrees were awarded to men at Clarkson University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 5.5 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Clarkson University in Engineering & Industrial Management, which is 0.351 times less than the 114 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 59% of students graduating from Clarkson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (79.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clarkson University is Female and White (79.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.69% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    956 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clarkson University is white (956 degrees awarded). There were 16.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (59 degrees).

2.51% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    622 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    334 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Clarkson University is white male (622 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (334 degrees).

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Operations

Clarkson University has an endowment valued at nearly $197M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.11M (1.07%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Clarkson University had a total salary expenditure of $133M. Clarkson University employs 101 Assistant professors, 64 Associate professors, and 57 Professors. Most academics at Clarkson University are Male Assistant professors (53), Female Assistant professors(48), and Male Associate professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarkson University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 93 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 90 employees, and Management with 64 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$197M
2020 Endowment
2.09%
decline from 2019

Clarkson University has an endowment valued at about $197M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Clarkson University declined 2.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $104M lower 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. $11.1M - Federal
  2. $3.61M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Clarkson University received $11.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.61M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$64.4M
2020 Salaries
0.897%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Clarkson University paid a median of $64.4M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($133M) and a 0.897% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.61% decline from 2018 and a 2.14% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.3M
Instructional Salaries
241
Number of Employees

In 2020, Clarkson University paid a total of $24.3M to 241 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clarkson University were Assistant professor with 101 employees; Associate professor with 64 employees; and Associate professor with 57 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarkson University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 93 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 90 employees; and Management with 64 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clarkson University was Male Assistant professor with 53 employees, Female Assistant professor with 48 employees, and Male Associate professor with 46 employees.

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

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