Clarke University

Clarke University
1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, Iowa 52002
563-588-6300
Website: https://www.clarke.edu
Year Founded: 1843
President: Thom D. Chesney, Ph.D.
Enrollment: 1,004, Undergraduate Students: 711
Clarke University

Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke University is located near the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. The University believes learning is lifelong and life-changing. Our community inspires intellectual curiosity, cultural engagement, professional preparedness, spiritual exploration, and a commitment to contributing to the common good in a global society.  

Academic offerings include 49 undergraduate majors and minors, 10 pre-professional programs, and six graduate degree programs.


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 program began in fall 2018
  • New programs include: Digital Media Studies, 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: 49        
Most Popular Majors
  • Nursing 
  • Business 
  • Education 
  • Psychology 
  • Physical Therapy  
  • Athletic Training  
  • Biology
Cost
  • Tuition: $34,670         
  • Room & Board: $10,000        
Financial Aid Data
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $29,802
  • Percentage of our students receive financial aid: 100%
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 75%
Faculty
  • Full-time Faculty: 97.7%
  • Full-time Faculty with PhD/terminal Degree: 81%
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Athletic Division: Heart of America Athletic Conference
  • Student-Athletes: 441
  • Intramural Participants: 115          
  • Students Participating in Sports Activities and Intramurals: 55%
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs and Organizations: 25


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