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Clark University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Clark University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Clark University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 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.

Clark University was awarded 35 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

Clark landed the #196 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Clark held the #221 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 68 colleges in Massachusetts, Clark is ranked at #20.

See all of the rankings for Clark University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Clark?

Acceptance Rate

Clark University has an acceptance rate of 56%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Clark.

Learn more about Clark University admissions.

Clark University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Clark it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 Clark 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 Clark University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Clark University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Clark for first-time, full-time students is 77%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  77 out of 100

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

Excellent Overall Diversity at Clark

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,240 undergraduates at Clark with 2,199 being full-time and 41 being part-time.

Clark Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 85.45 out of 100, Clark is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  85.45 out of 100
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How Much Does Clark University Cost?

The overall average net price of Clark is $28,455. 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 Clark

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,360 $19,590 $22,040 $24,846 $37,574

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 Clark, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Clark, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,313 a year. That adds up to $29,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clark is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Clark Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Clark make about $49,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Clark graduates since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Clark University make the most money.

Location of Clark University

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Clark is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Clark University

Contact details for Clark are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Phone: 508-793-7711

Clark University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Clark University. Of these students, 662 received undergraduate degrees and 443 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
General Psychology 103 $28,900
Political Science & Government 66 $25,500
Economics 56 NA
Business Administration & Management 56 NA
General Biology 52 NA
Computer Science 28 NA
Other Social Sciences 23 NA
Geography & Cartography 22 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 22 NA
Sociology 22 NA

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

Online Learning at Clark

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 112 students took at least one online class at Clark University. This is an increase from the 104 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 112 0
2016-2017 104 0
2015-2016 104 0
2014-2015 105 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Clark University.


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