Clark University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$44,050

2.92% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,810

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.99%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

56.3%

8,355 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,153

93.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

82.8%

449 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 (107 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (46 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (46 degrees).

In 2017, 1,151 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clark University. 60.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (565 degrees), 7.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark University is $44,050, which is $17,550 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark University is $44,050, which is $17,550 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,810.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,050

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Clark University was $44,050. The cost of tuition at Clark University is $17,550 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$28,810

2017 Value

9.34%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Clark University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,810. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Clark University grew by 9.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,450

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clark University was of $8,450 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.05% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Clark University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.38% with respect to 2016, when 84% 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.

1.99%

2016 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Clark University was 1.99%, which represents 11 out of the 554 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 8,355 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.57% annual growth. Out of those 8,355 applicants, 4,701 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,153 students enrolled at Clark University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clark University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,701

Accepted Out of 8,355

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clark University was 56.3% (4,701 admissions from 8,355 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.57%, while admissions grew by 8.54%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clark University has a total enrollment of 3,153 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark University is 2,959 students and the part-time enrollment is 194. This means that 93.8% of students enrolled at Clark University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clark University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.7% White, 6.82% Hispanic or Latino, 6.47% Asian, 3.68% Black or African American, 2.06% Two or More Races, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clark University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (20.1%), followed by White Male (14.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clark University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,153 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark University is 2,959 and the part-time enrollment is 194. This means that 93.8% of students enrolled at Clark University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2017 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

    1,629

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    215

  3. Asian

    204

The enrolled student population at Clark University is 51.7% White, 6.82% Hispanic or Latino, 6.47% Asian, 3.68% Black or African American, 2.06% Two or More Races, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 241 more women than men received degrees from Clark University. The majority of degree recipients at Clark University are white (565 degrees awarded). There were 7.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clark University is General Psychology (107 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (46 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (46 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (263 degrees), and History (39 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 (429,667 people), Other managers (344,505 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (287,831 people), Postsecondary teachers (153,769 people), and Chief executives & legislators (139,355 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (263 degrees), History (39 degrees), Communications (87 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (10 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 Clark University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (263 degrees), History (39 degrees), Communications (87 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (10 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 (536,896 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (394,034 people), Legal services (348,502 people), Computer Systems Design (231,751 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (223,928 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (263 degrees), History (39 degrees), Communications (87 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (10 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. 107 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clark University was General Psychology with 107 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 455

  2. 696

In 2017, 455 degrees were awarded to men at Clark University, which is 0.654 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (696).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Clark University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.62 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 83 degrees were awarded to women at Clark University in General Psychology, which is 2.86 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%

100% Completion Time

83%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 77% 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 84% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clark University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.45% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    565 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clark University is white (565 degrees awarded). There were 7.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

6.95% of degree recipients (80 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    338 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    227 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clark University is white female (338 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (227 degrees).

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Operations

Clark University has an endowment valued at nearly $409M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $52.3M (12.8%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Clark University had a total salary expenditure of $108M. Clark University employs 62 Professors, 62 Associate professors, and 38 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clark University are Male Professors (38), Male Associate professors(33), and Female Associate professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 84 employees, Management, with 83 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$409M

2017 Endowment

10.8%

growth from 2016

Clark University has an endowment valued at about $409M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Clark University grew 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $122M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.46M - Federal

  2. $299k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Clark University received $4.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $299k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$55.9M

2017 Salaries

4%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Clark University paid a median of $55.9M in salaries, which represents 51.9% of their overall expenditure ($108M) and a 4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.85% growth from 2015 and a 2.23% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.4M

Instructional Salaries

201

Number of Employees

In 2017, Clark University paid a total of $19.4M to 201 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

84 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clark University were Professor with 62 employees; Associate professor with 62 employees; and Associate professor with 38 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark University were Business and Financial Operations with 84 employees; Management with 83 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clark University was Male Professor with 38 employees, Male Associate professor with 33 employees, and Female Associate professor with 29 employees.

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

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