Clarke University

Clarke University
1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, Iowa 52002
563-588-6300
Website: www.clarke.edu
Year Founded: 1843
President: Joanne M. Burrows, SC, Ph.D.
Enrollment: 1,039, Undergraduate Students: 768
Clarke University

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students to make an impact. Known for superb academics and teaching, the university was founded in 1843 by Mary Frances Clarke, foundress of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM).

Clarke has more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs; master’s programs in business, organizational leadership, education and social work; and doctoral programs in physical therapy and nursing.


Distinctive Facts & Features
  • State-of-the-art Center for Science Inquiry
  • Only college founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) still in operation
  • Football starting in fall 2018
  • New majors in Health, Wellness & Behavioral Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Social Work and Doctor of Nursing Practice
Student Profile
  • Male: 36%
  • Female: 64%
  • In-State Students: 50%
  • Out-of-State Students: 50%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 31
Most Popular Majors
  • Nursing 
  • Business 
  • Education 
  • Psychology 
  • Physical Therapy  
  • Athletic Training  
  • Biology
Cost
  • Tuition: $33,350
  • Room & Board: $9,600
Financial Aid Data
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $27,131          
  • Percentage of our students receive financial aid: 100%
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 75%
Faculty
  • Full-time Faculty: 97.7%
  • Full-time Faculty with PhD/terminal Degree: 91%
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Athletic Division: Heart of America Athletic Conference
  • Student-Athletes: 393 
  • Intramural Participants: 106 
  • Students Participating in Sports Activities and Intramurals: 58%
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs and Organizations: 25


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