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Clarkson College Overview

Clarkson College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Clarkson College Known For?

220 Undergraduate Awards
$21,577 Avg Cost After Aid
57% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Clarkson College is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Clarkson College.
  • In 2019-2020, 95% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Clarkson College with a bachelor's degree make about $59,883 a year. That's 47% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Clarkson College student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Clarkson College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Clarkson College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Value Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Clarkson College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#54 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#87 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual
#102 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Schools College Factual
#181 Best Nursing Schools College Factual
#182 Best Registered Nursing Schools College Factual
#303 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual

Where Is Clarkson College?


Contact details for Clarkson College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 S 42Nd St, Omaha, NE 68131-2739
Phone: 402-552-3100

How Do I Get Into Clarkson College?

You can apply to Clarkson College online at:

Admission Requirements for Clarkson College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Clarkson College?

57% Acceptance Rate
88% Of Accepted Are Women
Clarkson College has an acceptance rate of 57%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 12% of accepted students are men and 88% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 56%.

Can I Afford Clarkson College?

$21,577 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Clarkson College is $21,577. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 Clarkson College, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $8,963 a year. That adds up to $35,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clarkson College is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Clarkson College Undergraduate Student Diversity

337 Full-Time Undergraduates
87% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 616 undergraduate students at Clarkson College, with 337 being full-time and 279 being part-time.


There are also 553 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 337 full-time undergraduates at Clarkson College, 13% are male and 87% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Clarkson College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 229
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 70

Geographic Diversity

Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at Clarkson College. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Clarkson College

656 Took All Classes Online
1,095 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,095 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Clarkson College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 13th most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Clarkson College

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Clarkson College was $14,496 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Clarkson College 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
Health Sciences & Services #47 #7
Allied Health Professions #64 #7

Online Growth Rankings of Clarkson College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Clarkson College was -0.9%. This is the #850 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Clarkson College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Clarkson College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 67%
Education 33%
General Business/Commerce 67%
Other Education 33%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Clarkson College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Clarkson College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #4
Other Education #80
Health Sciences & Services #81
Allied Health Professions #93
General Business/Commerce #265
Nursing #335

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%.

Clarkson College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 119 6 91 0 216
Allied Health Professions 34 20 17 0 0 0 71
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 19 0 0 0 0 19
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 2 2 2 11 0 17
General Business/Commerce 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 34 41 145 8 102 3 333


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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