Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Clarion University of Pennsylvania Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania was awarded 82 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health and medical assisting services.

Overall Quality

Clarion University is ranked #1,489 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Clarion University is also ranked #92 out of 134 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Clarion University?

Acceptance Rate

Clarion University of Pennsylvania has an acceptance rate of 94%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Clarion University.

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Clarion University of Pennsylvania is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Freshmen Retention Rate

Clarion University of Pennsylvania has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. 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.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Clarion University the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 42%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  42 out of 100

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,587 undergraduates at Clarion University with 2,889 being full-time and 698 being part-time.

How Much Does Clarion University of Pennsylvania Cost?

The overall average net price of Clarion University is $20,011. 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 Clarion University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,235 $17,224 $19,358 $23,129 $23,685

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 Clarion University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Clarion University, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $8,557 a year. That adds up to $34,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clarion University is 10.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Clarion University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Clarion University make about $37,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania make the most money.

Location of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Located in Clarion, Pennsylvania, Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public institution. The location of Clarion University is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Clarion University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214
Phone: 814-393-2000

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Of these students, 1,011 received undergraduate degrees and 337 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
Liberal Arts General Studies 146 $28,816
Nursing 132 $64,245
Business Administration & Management 53 $35,772
Communication Sciences 45 $31,839
Accounting 38 $39,969
Communication & Media Studies 33 $28,013
Mental & Social Health Services 30 $29,401
Special Education 30 $38,505
General Biology 28 $29,685
Criminal Justice & Corrections 28 $30,409

Learn more about the majors offered at Clarion University of Pennsylvania along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Clarion University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 3,586 students took at least one online class at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. This is an increase from the 2,615 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,586 1,387
2018-2019 2,615 1,440
2017-2018 2,698 1,503
2016-2017 2,550 1,480
2015-2016 2,499 1,397

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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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