Clark University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,800

2.91% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$26,350

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.18%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

54.7%

7,914 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,298

91% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

75.5%

434 Graduates

About

Clark University is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clark University were General Psychology (115 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (42 degrees).

In 2016, 1,133 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clark University. 58.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (546 degrees), 6.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark University is $42,800, which is $16,944 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark University is $42,800, which is $16,944 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,350.

In 2016, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,800

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Clark University was $42,800. The cost of tuition at Clark University is $16,944 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$26,350

2016 Value

1.42%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Clark University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,350. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Clark University grew by 1.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,200

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clark University was of $8,200 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 5.13% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Clark University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.2% with respect to 2015, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

3.18%

2015 Default Rate

19

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Clark University was 3.18%, which represents 19 out of the 598 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Clark University received 7,914 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.63% annual decline. Out of those 7,914 applicants, 4,331 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,298 students enrolled at Clark University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clark University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,331

Accepted Out of 7,914

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clark University was 54.7% (4,331 admissions from 7,914 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 55.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -1.63%, while admissions declined by -2.23%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Clark University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clark University has a total enrollment of 3,298 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark University is 3,000 students and the part-time enrollment is 298. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Clark University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clark University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.1% White, 6.03% Asian, 5.94% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Black or African American, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0303% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clark University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.2%), followed by White Male (22.9%) and Asian Female (5.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (16.7%), followed by White Male (13.5%) and Asian Female (1.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clark University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,298 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark University is 3,000 and the part-time enrollment is 298. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Clark University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Clark University was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Clark University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,652

  2. Asian

    199

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    196

The enrolled student population at Clark University is 50.1% White, 6.03% Asian, 5.94% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Black or African American, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0303% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 229 students (6.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 183 more women than men received degrees from Clark University. The majority of degree recipients at Clark University are white (546 degrees awarded). There were 6.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clark University is General Psychology (115 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (42 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Clark University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (255 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (415,936 people), Miscellaneous managers (371,196 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (317,174 people), Counselors (206,772 people), and Social workers (202,069 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (255 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), Psychology (128 degrees), and History (25 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark University are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (255 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), Psychology (128 degrees), and History (25 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark University are Elementary & secondary schools (662,225 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (426,911 people), Legal services (339,323 people), Hospitals (310,679 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (250,094 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (255 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), Psychology (128 degrees), and History (25 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clark University was General Psychology with 115 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 475

  2. 658

In 2016, 475 degrees were awarded to men at Clark University, which is 0.722 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (658).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Clark University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.49 times more than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 95 degrees were awarded to women at Clark University in General Psychology, which is 2.88 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%

100% Completion Time

78%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 72% of students graduating from Clark University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clark University is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    546 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clark University is white (546 degrees awarded). There were 6.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (80 degrees).

7.06% of degree recipients (80 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    317 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    229 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clark University is white female (317 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (229 degrees).

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Operations

Clark University has an endowment valued at nearly $404M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25.9M (6.42%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Clark University had a total expenditure of $103M. Of that $103M, they spent $51.8M on salaries and $103M on benefits.

Clark University employs 69 Professors, 62 Associate professors, and 50 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clark University are Male Professors (42), Male Associate professors(35), and Female Professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark University are: Management, with 82 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 80 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 73 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$404M

2015 Endowment

2.97%

growth from 2014

Clark University has an endowment valued at about $404M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Clark University grew 2.97% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $133M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.5M - Federal

  2. $129k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Clark University received $4.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $129k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$51.8M

Salary Expenditure

$103M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Clark University had a total expenditure of $103M. Of that $103M, they spent $51.8M on salaries and $103M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Clark University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$51.8M

2015 Salaries

2.23%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Clark University paid a median of $51.8M in salaries, which represents 50.3% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 2.23% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.78% growth from 2013 and a 1.1% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19M

Instructional Salaries

205

Number of Employees

In 2015, Clark University paid a total of $19M to 205 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

69 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

82 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clark University were Professor with 69 employees; Associate professor with 62 employees; and Associate professor with 50 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark University were Management with 82 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 80 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clark University was Male Professor with 42 employees, Male Associate professor with 35 employees, and Female Professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Clark University.

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