Clark University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,000
4.1% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$32,053
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.33%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
50.3%
8,787 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,770
93.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
76.2%
412 Graduates

About

Clark University is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Clark University were General Psychology (87 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (64 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (53 degrees).

In 2022, 1,223 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clark University. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (613 degrees), 7.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (79 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark University is $52,000, which is $21,850 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Clark University is $52,000, which is $21,850 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,053.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Clark University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$52,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Clark University was $52,000. The cost of tuition at Clark University is $21,850 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$32,053
2022 Value
1.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Clark University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,053. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Clark University grew by 1.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,150
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clark University was of $10,150 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.57% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Clark University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.33%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Clark University was 1.33%, which represents 7 out of the 527 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Clark University received 8,787 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.8% annual growth. Out of those 8,787 applicants, 4,422 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,770 students enrolled at Clark University in 2022. 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

50.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,422
Accepted Out of 8,787

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clark University was 50.3% (4,422 admissions from 8,787 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 48%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.8%, while admissions grew by 13%..

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage (2022)
153
Scores Submitted (2022)

22% of enrolled first-time students at Clark University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clark University had a total enrollment of 3,770 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Clark University is 3,534 students and the part-time enrollment is 236. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Clark University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clark University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.3% White, 7.75% Hispanic or Latino, 4.96% Asian, 3.87% Black or African American, 3.05% Two or More Races, 0.0796% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0531% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clark University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.2%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (11.2%), followed by White Male (6.79%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clark University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,770 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark University is 3,534 and the part-time enrollment is 236. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Clark University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2022 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 (84%), Clark University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,782 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    292 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    187 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Clark University is 47.3% White, 7.75% Hispanic or Latino, 4.96% Asian, 3.87% Black or African American, 3.05% Two or More Races, 0.0796% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0531% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 121 more women than men received degrees from Clark University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clark University is white (613 degrees awarded). There were 7.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (79 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clark University is General Psychology (87 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (64 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (53 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Communication Technologies (71 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (72 degrees), and Social Sciences (194 degrees).

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 (418,866 people), Other managers (302,869 people), Social workers, all other (207,737 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (202,678 people), and Postsecondary teachers (173,346 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark University in 2022 are Communication Technologies (71 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (72 degrees), Social Sciences (194 degrees), History (26 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (75 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Communication Technologies (71 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (72 degrees), Social Sciences (194 degrees), History (26 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (75 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (540,406 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (370,137 people), Legal services (329,229 people), Computer Systems Design (261,299 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (220,221 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark University are Communication Technologies (71 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (72 degrees), Social Sciences (194 degrees), History (26 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (75 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Clark University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clark University was General Psychology with 87 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

551
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
672
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 551 degrees were awarded to men at Clark University, which is 0.82 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (672).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Clark University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.05 times more than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Clark University in General Psychology, which is 4.16 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 70% of students graduating from Clark University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (86.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Clark University is Female and Black or African American (86.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.4% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    613 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    79 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clark University is white (613 degrees awarded). There were 7.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (79 degrees).

6.46% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    364 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    249 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Clark University is white female (364 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (249 degrees).

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Operations

Clark University has an endowment valued at nearly $487M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.52%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Clark University had a total salary expenditure of 146M. Clark University employs 63 Professors, 54 Associate professors and 48 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clark University are Male Professor (40), Male Associate professor (29), and Male Assistant professor (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 80 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 79 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 75 employees.

Endowment

$487M
2022 Endowment
3.76%
decline from 2021

Clark University has an endowment valued at about $487M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Clark University declined 3.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $114M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$69.2M
2022 Salaries
10.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Clark University paid a median of $69.2M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($146M) and a 10.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.1M
Instructional Salaries
230
Number of Employees

In 2022, Clark University paid a total of $24.1M to 230 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
80 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clark University were Professor with 63 employees, Associate professor with 54 employees, and Assistant professor with 48 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark University were Office and Administrative Support with 80 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 79 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 75 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clark University was Male Professor with 40 employees, Male Associate professor with 29 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 27 employees.

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

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