Clark College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,203
2022 Average Net Price
$8,670
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.22%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,593
53.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.2%
380 Graduates

About

Clark College is a higher education institution located in Clark County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Clark College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (842 degrees awarded), General Business (83 degrees), and Registered Nursing (69 degrees).

In 2022, 1,596 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clark College. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,093 degrees), 5.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark College is $4,203, which is $−3,909 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Clark College is $4,203, which is $−3,909 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,670.

In 2022, 43% of undergraduate students attending Clark College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,203
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Clark College was $4,203. The cost of tuition at Clark College is $−3,909 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,670
2022 Value
0.347%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Clark College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,670. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Clark College grew by 0.347%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,440
Room and Board
$870
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clark College was of $10,440 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $870. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Clark College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 22.9% with respect to 2021, when 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.22%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Clark College was 2.22%, which represents 22 out of the 993 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Clark College had a total enrollment of 6,593 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Clark College is 3,528 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,065. This means that 53.5% of students enrolled at Clark College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clark College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.1% White, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.13% Two or More Races, 5.76% Asian, 2.81% Black or African American, 0.683% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.44% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Clark College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clark College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,593 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark College is 3,528 and the part-time enrollment is 3,065. This means that 53.5% of students enrolled at Clark College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2014 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Clark College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Clark College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,163 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,000 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    470 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Clark College is 63.1% White, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.13% Two or More Races, 5.76% Asian, 2.81% Black or African American, 0.683% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.44% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 269 students (4.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 360 more women than men received degrees from Clark College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clark College is white (1,093 degrees awarded). There were 5.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Clark College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (842 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (83 degrees) and Registered Nursing (69 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Clark College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (842 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (61 degrees), and Physical Sciences (28 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark College are Software developers (629,795 people), Physicians (454,344 people), Other managers (295,834 people), Postsecondary teachers (207,939 people), and Other Physical Scientists (170,167 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (842 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (61 degrees), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Precision Production (23 degrees), and Biology (65 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Clark College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (842 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (61 degrees), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Precision Production (23 degrees), and Biology (65 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark College are Computer Systems Design (700,591 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (575,306 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (490,763 people), Elementary & secondary schools (365,058 people), and Offices of physicians (231,181 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (842 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (61 degrees), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Precision Production (23 degrees), and Biology (65 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Clark College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 842 degrees awarded
  2. 83 degrees awarded
  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Clark College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 842 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

618
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
978
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 618 degrees were awarded to men at Clark College, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (978).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 294 degrees were awarded to men at Clark College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.536 times less than the 548 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 548 degrees were awarded to men at Clark College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.86 times more than the 294 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Clark College is Female and Asian (63.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.95% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,093 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    208 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clark College is white (1,093 degrees awarded). There were 5.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

2.76% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    678 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    415 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    123 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Clark College is white female (678 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (415 degrees).

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Operations

Clark College has an endowment valued at nearly $74M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 62.7k (0.0847%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Clark College had a total salary expenditure of 99.6M. Clark College employs 174 No academic ranks. Most academics at Clark College are Female No academic rank (103), and Male No academic rank (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 112 employees, Management, with 46 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

Endowment

$74M
2022 Endowment
9.15%
decline from 2021

Clark College has an endowment valued at about $74M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Clark College declined 9.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $68.8M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$55M
2022 Salaries
14.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Clark College paid a median of $55M in salaries, which represents 55.2% of their overall expenditure ($99.6M) and a 14.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.2M
Instructional Salaries
174
Number of Employees

In 2022, Clark College paid a total of $15.2M to 174 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
174 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
112 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clark College was No academic rank with 174 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark College were Office and Administrative Support with 112 employees, Management with 46 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clark College was Female No academic rank with 103 employees, and Male No academic rank with 71 employees.

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