Clarke University

Private, Four-years School Located in Dubuque, IA

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How much is the Clarke tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Clarke's tuition & fees is $38,060 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $53,632 when a student lives on-campus.

Clarke Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$38,060
Books & Supplies Costs$1,514
On-campus Room & Board$10,600
On-campus Expenses$3,458
Off-campus Room & Board$10,600
Off-campus Expenses$3,458
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$39,288

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Clarke for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $164,927 at Clarke. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $223,228. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $118,335.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$39,288$53,550$28,563
Sophomore (2024-25)$40,556$55,025$29,232
Junior (2025-26)$41,865$56,544$29,918
Senior (2026-27)$43,217$58,108$30,623
4 Years Total$164,927$223,228$118,335
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$40,556$55,025$29,232
Sophomore (2025-26)$41,865$56,544$29,918
Junior (2026-27)$43,217$58,108$30,623
Senior (2027-28)$44,612$59,719$31,346
4 Years Total$170,250$229,397$121,118
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$41,865$56,544$29,918
Sophomore (2026-27)$43,217$58,108$30,623
Junior (2027-28)$44,612$59,719$31,346
Senior (2028-29)$46,051$61,378$32,090
4 Years Total$175,745$235,750$123,976
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$43,217$58,108$30,623
Sophomore (2027-28)$44,612$59,719$31,346
Junior (2028-29)$46,051$61,378$32,090
Senior (2029-30)$47,538$63,087$32,853
4 Years Total$181,417$242,292$126,912
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$44,612$59,719$31,346
Sophomore (2028-29)$46,051$61,378$32,090
Junior (2029-30)$47,538$63,087$32,853
Senior (2030-31)$49,072$64,847$33,637
4 Years Total$187,273$249,031$129,926

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Clarke' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $25,184.
In-StateOut-of-State
Clarke University$38,060
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,255
Public Schools$8,241$10,942
Private Schools$25,184

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Clarke and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Clarke UniversityDubuque, IA$38,060$13,080
Briar Cliff UniversitySioux City, IA$34,095$9,554
Drake UniversityDes Moines, IA$47,742$12,128
Saint Ambrose UniversityDavenport, IA$34,570$19,320

Financial Aid and COA

At Clarke University, 702 students (98%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $24,206.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Clarke is $29,426 for students living on-campus and $29,426 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 183 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,403 and the average amount of student loans is $12,504.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$53,632
COA (off-campus)$53,632
Tuition & Fees$38,060
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,572
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,572
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,426
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,426
Average Financial Aid$24,206
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship70298%$24,206
Pell Grants27739%$4,629
Federal Student Loan52573%$9,755
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid183100%-
Grants or Scholarships183100%$25,403
Federal Grants183100%$3,332
Pell Grants7541%$4,356
Other Federal Grants183100%$1,547
State/Local Grants2413%$6,658
Institutional Grants18199%$21,431
Student Loan Aid13473%$12,504
Federal Student Loans13373%$9,080
Other Student Loans3318%$14,180

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Clarke's acceptance rate is 88.78%. A total of 2,006 applicants applied to and 1,781 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 183 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 10.28%.
To apply to Clarke, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants2,0061,468$538
Admitted1,7811,277$504
Enrolled183112$71
Acceptance Rate88.78%86.99%93.68%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)10.28%8.77%14.09%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Clarke. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,010 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 21.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,0109001,120
National Average1,168
Iowa Average1,131
SAT EBRW505460550
SAT Math505440570
ACT Composite211923
National Average24
Iowa Average23
ACT Math211725
ACT English201723

Student Population

Clarke University has a total of 965 students including 785 undergraduate and 180 graduate students. By gender, there are 429 male students and 459 female students attending Clarke. The school offers online degree programs and 80 students enrolled online exclusively (8.29% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total888 429459
Undergraduate717 391326
Graduate171 38133

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1550 Clarke Dr, Dubuque, IA
Phone563-588-6300
WEBwww.clarke.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered43 Programs
Online Program Offered2 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered7 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate84.80%
Yield8.54%
Student Population965
Graduation Rate58%
Transfer-out Rate35%
Retention Rate67%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties79 (Full-time), 55 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs233 (Full-time), 87 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$57,076
Average Staff Salary$45,809