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Clarks Summit University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Clarks Summit University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors CSU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Clarks Summit University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Clarks Summit University was awarded 52 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is counseling psychology.

Overall Quality

CSU was not ranked in College Factual's 2022 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into CSU?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Clarks Summit University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 55%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Clarks Summit University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At CSU, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Clarks Summit University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Clarks Summit University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Clarks Summit University has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At CSU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 52%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

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Clarks Summit University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 536 undergraduates at CSU with 317 being full-time and 219 being part-time.

How Much Does Clarks Summit University Cost?

The overall average net price of CSU is $16,313. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CSU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,879 $13,778 $14,176 $19,088 $22,726

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CSU, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $9,422 a year. That adds up to $37,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSU is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do CSU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CSU make about $32,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 20% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Clarks Summit University make the most money.

Location of Clarks Summit University

Located in South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, Clarks Summit University is a private not-for-profit institution. CSU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for CSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 538 Venard Rd, South Abington Township, PA 18411-1250
Phone: 570-586-2400
Website: https://www.clarkssummitu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BaptistBible?ref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BaptistBibleCS

Clarks Summit University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 22 majors graduated from Clarks Summit University. Of these students, 116 received undergraduate degrees and 68 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Biblical Studies 29 $25,700
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 24 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9 NA
Business Administration & Management 9 NA
Communication & Media Studies 8 NA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 5 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 NA
Missionary Studies 3 NA
Sacred Music 3 NA
Health & Physical Education 3 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Clarks Summit University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CSU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 490 students took at least one online class at Clarks Summit University. This is an increase from the 261 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 490 473
2017-2018 261 86
2016-2017 514 474
2015-2016 367 290
2013-2014 635 283

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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