Clarion University of Pennsylvania Overview
Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public institution situated in Clarion, Pennsylvania. Clarion is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Clarion University of Pennsylvania Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Clarion University.
- In 2019-2020, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Clarion University with a bachelor's degree make about $43,071 a year. That's 6% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Clarion University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Clarion University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Clarion University has earned from around the web.
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|#81||Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools||College Factual|
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Where Is Clarion University of Pennsylvania?
Contact details for Clarion University are given below.
|Address:||840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214|
How Do I Get Into Clarion University?
You can apply to Clarion University online at: https://www.clarion.edu/admissions/apply-to-clarion/index.html
Admission Requirements for Clarion University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Clarion University?
Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 93%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.
Can I Afford Clarion University of Pennsylvania?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Clarion University, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $8,557 a year. That adds up to $34,228 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Clarion University is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 878 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,889 full-time undergraduates at Clarion University, 33% are male and 67% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Clarion University of Pennsylvania students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||248|
|Hispanic or Latino||83|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 8 countries are represented at Clarion University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at Clarion University of Pennsylvania
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Clarion University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 7th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Clarion University
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was $11,199 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $16,078. The following table shows how Clarion University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Child Development & Psychology||#1||#1|
|Communication & Journalism (Other)||#1||#1|
|Computer Software & Applications||#6||#4|
|Legal Support Services||#13||#19|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#34||#22|
|Communication & Media Studies||#36||#10|
|Industrial Production Technology||#37||#13|
|Health Sciences & Services||#44||#13|
|Finance & Financial Management||#46||#61|
|General English Literature||#46||#21|
|Allied Health Professions||#52||#16|
|Human Resource Management||#55||#63|
|Communication & Journalism||#63||#10|
|English Language & Literature||#63||#30|
Online Growth Rankings of Clarion University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was -0.1%. This is the #1,841 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Clarion University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Clarion University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||78%|
|Allied Health Professions||28%|
|Computer Software & Applications||40%|
|Finance & Financial Management||16%|
|Industrial Production Technology||14%|
|Public Relations & Advertising||75%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||4%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Clarion University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Clarion University.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Clarion, Pennsylvania under License
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