Clarkson University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,858
3.45% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$29,891
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.24%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.6%
6,673 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,301
84.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
75.3%
585 Graduates

About

Clarkson University is a higher education institution located in St. Lawrence County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clarkson University were Mechanical Engineering (153 degrees awarded), Engineering & Industrial Management (84 degrees), and General Civil Engineering (61 degrees).

In 2019, 1,246 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clarkson University. 34.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 65.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (965 degrees), 19.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarkson University is $49,858, which is $21,358 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarkson University is $49,858, which is $21,358 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,891.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,858
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Clarkson University was $49,858. The cost of tuition at Clarkson University is $21,358 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$29,891
2019 Value
4.73%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Clarkson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,891. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Clarkson University grew by 4.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,812
Room and Board
$1,446
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clarkson University was of $12,812 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,446. The cost of room and board increased by 2.43% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.978% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Clarkson University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.24%
2017 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Clarkson University was 2.24%, which represents 23 out of the 1028 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

Clarkson University received 6,673 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.08% annual decline. Out of those 6,673 applicants, 4,978 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,301 students enrolled at Clarkson University in 2019, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clarkson University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,978
Accepted Out of 6,673

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clarkson University was 74.6% (4,978 admissions from 6,673 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 71.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −3.08%, while admissions grew by 1.72%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
700
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Clarkson University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clarkson University has a total enrollment of 4,301 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarkson University is 3,619 students and the part-time enrollment is 682. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Clarkson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clarkson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.9% White, 4.74% Hispanic or Latino, 4.49% Asian, 3.21% Two or More Races, 2.95% Black or African American, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0465% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clarkson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (55.3%), followed by White Female (22.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.7%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Asian Female (2.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clarkson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,301 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarkson University is 3,619 and the part-time enrollment is 682. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Clarkson University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2019 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 Clarkson University was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Clarkson University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,135
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    204
  3. Asian
    193

The enrolled student population at Clarkson University is 72.9% White, 4.74% Hispanic or Latino, 4.49% Asian, 3.21% Two or More Races, 2.95% Black or African American, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0465% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 129 students (3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 392 fewer women than men received degrees from Clarkson University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clarkson University is white (965 degrees awarded). There were 19.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clarkson University is Mechanical Engineering (153 degrees awarded), followed by Engineering & Industrial Management (84 degrees) and General Civil Engineering (61 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Clarkson University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (532 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (146 degrees), and Physical Sciences (32 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clarkson University are Software developers (550,811 people), Physicians (485,070 people), Other managers (458,396 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (369,235 people), and Postsecondary teachers (291,638 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarkson University are Engineering (532 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (146 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), and Biology (59 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 Clarkson University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Clarkson University are Engineering (532 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (146 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), and Biology (59 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clarkson University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (597,383 people), Computer Systems Design (587,085 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (545,944 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (482,668 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (346,155 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarkson University are Engineering (532 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (146 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), and Biology (59 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Clarkson University.
Most Common
  1. 153 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 61 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clarkson University was Mechanical Engineering with 153 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

819
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
427
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 819 degrees were awarded to men at Clarkson University, which is 1.92 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (427).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Clarkson University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 5.85 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Clarkson University in Engineering & Industrial Management, which is 0.417 times less than the 103 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 56% of students graduating from Clarkson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clarkson University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    965 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clarkson University is white (965 degrees awarded). There were 19.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

3.53% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    658 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    307 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clarkson University is white male (658 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (307 degrees).

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Operations

Clarkson University has an endowment valued at nearly $202M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.25M (4.09%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Clarkson University had a total salary expenditure of $137M. Clarkson University employs 98 Assistant professors, 64 Associate professors, and 53 Professors. Most academics at Clarkson University are Male Assistant professors (51), Female Assistant professors(47), and Male Associate professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarkson University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 102 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 92 employees, and Service with 68 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$202M
2019 Endowment
1.7%
growth from 2018

Clarkson University has an endowment valued at about $202M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Clarkson University grew 1.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $109M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $9.67M - Federal
  2. $2.44M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Clarkson University received $9.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.44M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$63.8M
2019 Salaries
2.61%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Clarkson University paid a median of $63.8M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($137M) and a 2.61% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.14% growth from 2017 and a 5.22% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.2M
Instructional Salaries
239
Number of Employees

In 2019, Clarkson University paid a total of $23.2M to 239 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
98 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
102 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clarkson University were Assistant professor with 98 employees; Associate professor with 64 employees; and Associate professor with 53 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarkson University were Office and Administrative Support with 102 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 92 employees; and Service with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clarkson University was Male Assistant professor with 51 employees, Female Assistant professor with 47 employees, and Male Associate professor with 44 employees.

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

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