Clarke University provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Dubuque, Iowa and operated as a private institution. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled annually at Clarke University.
Areas of study offered at Clarke University include but are not limited to:
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Public Administration And Social Services
- Communications And Journalism
Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. The most common exam scores among students accepted to Clarke University are within the range of 21 - 25 for the ACT exam, or 923 - 1053 for the SAT exam. This school has an admissions rate of 74 percent of which only 25 percent decided to attend. More information on admissions can be found at clarke.edu.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $28,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students may check the school's tuition calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. The price of on-campus housing is estimated to be $4,200 annually. This school may provide financial aid for students who are eligible by way of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
Athletic programs are available at Clarke University through the NAIA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Available athletic programs offered may include:
- Baseball (NAIA Division II)
- Basketball (NAIA Division II)
- Track & Field (NAIA Division II)
- Golf (NAIA Division II)
Students may take a look at the school's http://www.clarke.edu to see additional information.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Clarke University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Clarke University has a total student population of about 1,100, where graduate students make up roughly 17% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $29,000-$35,000 per year
- Per unit charges are around $760 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$17,306|
|Receiving Student Loans||85%||$8,824|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Clarke University may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
Clarke University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 70%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||59%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
Clarke University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (369)
- Basketball (369)
- Track and Field (369)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Clarke University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Clarke University.
- University of Wisconsin Colleges in Madison, WI (76 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - Parkside in Kenosha, WI (145 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in Oshkosh, WI (150 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in Stevens Point, WI (150 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in Eau Claire, WI (163 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another:
- Visit the main Iowa colleges & universities profile page
- Browse our list of private colleges in Iowa
- See if these other Christian Colleges in Iowa may interest you?
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Clarke University for official up-to-date information.