Clarke University

Dubuque, IA 52001
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Clarke University is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Iowa. The campus is located in an urban area, in Dubuque.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,039 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 162 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 122 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 63% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Clarke University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $30,950, and fees were $1,000. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $30,950 and $1,000 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students1,039
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 41
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 79.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1918 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2001 - 05/10/2015



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1148
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $35

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$720/credit
In State Students$720/credit
Out of State Students$720/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$550/credit
In State Students$550/credit
Out of State Students$550/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $32,400 $32,400 $32,400
ADN 70 $50,400 $50,400 $50,400
BSN 125 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
FNP 50 $27,500 $27,500 $27,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Clarke University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 36% $4,087
Other Federal Grant 13% $814
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $5,367
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 95% $14,982
Federal Student Loans 77% $5,484
Private Loans 15% $13,783


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$21,633
$30,001 to $48,000$25,612
$48,001 to $75,000$23,482
$75,001 to $110,000$21,019
Over $110,000$26,828

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.
Clarke University
1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001

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