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Clarion University of Pennsylvania Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Clarion University of Pennsylvania, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Clarion University of Pennsylvania Ranked?

2021 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 5 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Clarion University as #918 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Clarion University is also ranked #90 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

See all of the rankings for Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Is It Hard to Get Into Clarion University?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 95%, Clarion University has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 88% of students accepted to Clarion University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 460 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 460 to 550 )
Clarion University received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 18 to 23 )

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 74%. 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  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Clarion University have a four-year graduation rate of 31%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Clarion University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,773 undergraduates at Clarion University with 2,992 being full-time and 781 being part-time.

Clarion University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Clarion University is 27.27 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  27.27 out of 100
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How Much Does Clarion University of Pennsylvania Cost?

The overall average net price of Clarion University is $19,836. 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 +
$16,207 $16,936 $20,256 $23,203 $23,445

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 $8,158 a year. That adds up to $32,632 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clarion University 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 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, 1,069 received undergraduate degrees and 364 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 113 $26,600
Nursing 84 $62,000
Communication Sciences 58 NA
Accounting 48 $39,600
Business Administration & Management 48 $36,000
Allied Health Professions 36 $41,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 33 $28,300
Communication & Media Studies 32 $27,900
General Biology 32 $25,400
Special Education 31 $32,000

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 2017-2018, 2,698 students took at least one online class at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. This is an increase from the 2,550 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,698 1,503
2016-2017 2,550 1,480
2015-2016 2,499 1,397
2014-2015 2,397 1,320
2013-2014 2,297 1,320

Learn more about online learning at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

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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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