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Clark University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Clark University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

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

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Clark is ranked #196 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Clark also holds the #20 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

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

At Clark, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 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 Clark University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Clark University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Clark University has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. 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  86 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Clark the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 77%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  77 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Clark

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,349 undergraduates at Clark with 2,281 being full-time and 68 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

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 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Clark make around $49,100 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Clark students since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at Clark University make the most money.

Location of Clark University

Clark University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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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
Website: www.clarku.edu
Facebook: http://www.clarku.edu/facebook/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/clarkuniversity

Clark University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 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
Natural Resources Conservation 22 NA
Geography & Cartography 22 NA
History 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 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 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.

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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