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Clarks Summit University Data & Information Overview

56 awards Ranking Badges
58% Acceptance Rate
9% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Clarks Summit University Ranked?

Bible/Biblical Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 56 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is bible/biblical studies.

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Overall Quality

CSU was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CSU?

58% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Clarks Summit University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 58%. 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

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

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%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clarks Summit University

71% Freshmen Retention
73% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Clarks Summit University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at CSU for first-time, full-time students is 73%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  73 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Clarks Summit University.

Clarks Summit University Undergraduate Student Diversity

335 Full-Time Undergraduates
17.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
51.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 507 undergraduates at CSU with 335 being full-time and 172 being part-time.

How Much Does Clarks Summit University Cost?

$17,398 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
$22,000 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CSU is $17,398. 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 +
$14,882 $14,276 $17,729 $19,754 $22,535

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 57% of students took out student loans averaging $5,500 a year. That adds up to $22,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSU is 8.5%. 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?

$36,640 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CSU make about $36,640 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 14% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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

Location of Clarks Summit University

Pennsylvania State
335 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, Clarks Summit University is a private not-for-profit institution. Clarks Summit is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for CSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 538 Venard Rd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411-1250
Phone: 570-586-2400

Clarks Summit University Majors

24 Majors With Completions
141 Undergraduate Degrees
95 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 24 majors graduated from Clarks Summit University. Of these students, 141 received undergraduate degrees and 95 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 38 $26,861
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 29 NA
Business Administration & Management 16 NA
Communication & Media Studies 7 $23,590
Theological & Ministerial Studies 6 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6 NA
Missionary Studies 4 NA
Health & Physical Education 3 NA
Sacred Music 2 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

62% Take At Least One Class Online
44% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 432 students took at least one online class at Clarks Summit University. This is a decrease from the 462 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 432 309
2019-2020 462 281
2018-2019 490 473
2017-2018 261 86
2016-2017 514 474

Learn more about online learning at Clarks Summit University.

Notes and References


*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.


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