Clarke University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,900
3.25% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$27,275
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.583%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.8%
2,665 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
965
82.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
57.6%
91 Graduates

About

Clarke University is a higher education institution located in Dubuque County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Clarke University were General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees awarded), General Psychology (25 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (24 degrees).

In 2022, 264 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clarke University. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (199 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarke University is $36,900, which is $8,570 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Clarke University is $36,900, which is $8,570 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,275.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Clarke University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$36,900
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Clarke University was $36,900. The cost of tuition at Clarke University is $8,570 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$27,275
2022 Value
7.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Clarke University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,275. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Clarke University grew by 7.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,400
Room and Board
$1,514
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clarke University was of $10,400 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.96% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,514. The cost of books and supplies increased by 13.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Clarke University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 98% 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.
0.583%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Clarke University was 0.583%, which represents 2 out of the 343 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Clarke University received 2,665 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 32.9% annual growth. Out of those 2,665 applicants, 2,260 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.8% acceptance rate.

There were 965 students enrolled at Clarke University in 2022. 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clarke University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.54%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,260
Accepted Out of 2,665

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clarke University was 84.8% (2,260 admissions from 2,665 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 88.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 32.9%, while admissions grew by 26.9%..

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage (2022)
9
Scores Submitted (2022)

5% of enrolled first-time students at Clarke University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clarke University had a total enrollment of 965 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Clarke University is 798 students and the part-time enrollment is 167. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Clarke University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clarke University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.8% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 8.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.67% Two or More Races, 0.933% Asian, 0.207% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Clarke University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.1%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Black or African American Male (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (6.52%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clarke University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 965 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarke University is 798 and the part-time enrollment is 167. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Clarke University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Clarke University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    538 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    114 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    83 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Clarke University is 55.8% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 8.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.67% Two or More Races, 0.933% Asian, 0.207% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.104% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 86 students (8.91%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 62 more women than men received degrees from Clarke University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clarke University is white (199 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clarke University is General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (25 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (24 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (33 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (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 (251,815 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (218,686 people), Other managers (190,568 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (185,829 people), and Postsecondary teachers (122,817 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarke University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Psychology (25 degrees), and History (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Clarke University are Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Psychology (25 degrees), and History (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (634,713 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (324,327 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (307,733 people), Outpatient care centers (236,692 people), and Individual & family services (231,190 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarke University are Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Psychology (25 degrees), and History (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clarke University was General Business Administration & Management with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

101
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
163
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Clarke University, which is 0.62 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (163).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Clarke University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Clarke University in Social Work. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 61% of students graduating from Clarke University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Clarke University is Female and White (71.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    199 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clarke University is white (199 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

5.68% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    136 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Clarke University is white female (136 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (63 degrees).

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Operations

Clarke University has an endowment valued at nearly $31.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.66%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Clarke University had a total salary expenditure of 28.6M. Clarke University employs 31 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors and 17 Professors. Most academics at Clarke University are Female Assistant professor (20), Female Professor (13), and Male Assistant professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarke University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 48 employees, Service, with 32 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

Endowment

$31.3M
2022 Endowment
6.57%
decline from 2021

Clarke University has an endowment valued at about $31.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Clarke University declined 6.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.9M 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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Salary Expenditure

$13.4M
2022 Salaries
6.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Clarke University paid a median of $13.4M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($28.6M) and a 6.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.69M
Instructional Salaries
77
Number of Employees

In 2022, Clarke University paid a total of $4.69M to 77 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clarke University were Assistant professor with 31 employees, Associate professor with 19 employees, and Professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarke University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees, Service with 32 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clarke University was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Female Professor with 13 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 11 employees.

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

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