Clarks Summit University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,890

6.13% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,157

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.42%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

55.1%

236 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

741

66% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

57.4%

74 Graduates

About

Clarks Summit University is a higher education institution located in Lackawanna County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clarks Summit University were Biblical Studies (69 degrees awarded), Counseling Psychology (17 degrees), and Teacher Education (12 degrees).

In 2017, 284 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clarks Summit University. 41.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 58.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (254 degrees), 42.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarks Summit University is $23,890, which is $9,890 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarks Summit University is $23,890, which is $9,890 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,157.

In 2017, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,890

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Clarks Summit University was $23,890. The cost of tuition at Clarks Summit University is $9,890 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$18,157

2017 Value

3.86%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Clarks Summit University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,157. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Clarks Summit University grew by 3.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,035

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clarks Summit University was of $7,035 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.22% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Clarks Summit University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.3% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

6.42%

2016 Default Rate

14

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Clarks Summit University was 6.42%, which represents 14 out of the 218 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

Clarks Summit University received 236 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 12.3% annual decline. Out of those 236 applicants, 130 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.1% acceptance rate.

There were 741 students enrolled at Clarks Summit University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clarks Summit University has an overall enrollment yield of 79.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

130

Accepted Out of 236

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clarks Summit University was 55.1% (130 admissions from 236 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 43.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -12.3%, while admissions grew by 12.1%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Clarks Summit University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clarks Summit University has a total enrollment of 741 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarks Summit University is 489 students and the part-time enrollment is 252. This means that 66% of students enrolled at Clarks Summit University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clarks Summit University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.1% White, 6.07% Black or African American, 4.18% Hispanic or Latino, 1.35% Two or More Races, 0.945% Asian, 0.27% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Clarks Summit University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43%), followed by White Male (42.7%) and Black or African American Male (4.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (61.7%), followed by White Female (25.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clarks Summit University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 741 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarks Summit University is 489 and the part-time enrollment is 252. This means that 66% of students enrolled at Clarks Summit University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

2017 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 Clarks Summit University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Clarks Summit University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    638

  2. Black or African American

    45

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    31

The enrolled student population at Clarks Summit University is 86.1% White, 6.07% Black or African American, 4.18% Hispanic or Latino, 1.35% Two or More Races, 0.945% Asian, 0.27% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 5 students (0.675%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 48 fewer women than men received degrees from Clarks Summit University. The majority of degree recipients at Clarks Summit University are white (254 degrees awarded). There were 42.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clarks Summit University is Biblical Studies (69 degrees awarded), followed by Counseling Psychology (17 degrees) and Teacher Education (12 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Clarks Summit University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (166 degrees awarded), Psychology (30 degrees), and Education (33 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 Clarks Summit University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,111,183 people), Secondary school teachers (357,040 people), Education administrators (345,023 people), Other managers (290,946 people), and Postsecondary teachers (237,018 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarks Summit University are Theology (166 degrees awarded), Psychology (30 degrees), Education (33 degrees), Communications (10 degrees), and English (3 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clarks Summit University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Clarks Summit University are Theology (166 degrees awarded), Psychology (30 degrees), Education (33 degrees), Communications (10 degrees), and English (3 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 Clarks Summit University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,253,287 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (551,518 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (339,428 people), Computer Systems Design (199,566 people), and Individual & family services (186,939 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarks Summit University are Theology (166 degrees awarded), Psychology (30 degrees), Education (33 degrees), Communications (10 degrees), and English (3 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 69 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clarks Summit University was Biblical Studies with 69 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 166

  2. 118

In 2017, 166 degrees were awarded to men at Clarks Summit University, which is 1.41 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (118).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Clarks Summit University in Biblical Studies, which is 2.03 times more than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Clarks Summit University in Biblical Studies, which is 0.494 times less than the 79 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 52% of students graduating from Clarks Summit University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clarks Summit University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.7% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    254 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clarks Summit University is white (254 degrees awarded). There were 42.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

1.41% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    147 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    107 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clarks Summit University is white male (147 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (107 degrees).

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Operations

Clarks Summit University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.13M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.25M (58.7%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Clarks Summit University had a total salary expenditure of $12M. Clarks Summit University employs 14 Professors, 8 Associate professors, and 5 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clarks Summit University are Male Professors (10), Female Associate professors(5), and Female Professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarks Summit University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 23 employees, Management, with 9 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.13M

2017 Endowment

1.29%

decline from 2016

Clarks Summit University has an endowment valued at about $2.13M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Clarks Summit University declined 1.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.97M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Clarks Summit University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.64M

2017 Salaries

9.28%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Clarks Summit University paid a median of $5.64M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($12M) and a 9.28% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.7% decline from 2015 and a 1.76% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.35M

Instructional Salaries

28

Number of Employees

In 2017, Clarks Summit University paid a total of $1.35M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 24% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $421k (25.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

14 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

23 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clarks Summit University were Professor with 14 employees; Associate professor with 8 employees; and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarks Summit University were Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees; Management with 9 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clarks Summit University was Male Professor with 10 employees, Female Associate professor with 5 employees, and Female Professor with 4 employees.

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

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