Clarion University of Pennsylvania

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
2021 Average Net Price
$13,840
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.17%
on Student Loans
2021 Enrolled Students
3,922
67.1% Full-Time

About

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Clarion County, PA. In 2021, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Clarion University of Pennsylvania were Library & Information Science (159 degrees awarded), Speech-Language Pathology (80 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees).

In 2021, 1,464 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. 75.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,228 degrees), 16.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (75 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−16,280 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is $7,716

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,840.

In 2021, 90% of undergraduate students attending Clarion University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was $7,716.

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Average Net Price

$13,840
2021 Value
29.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 Clarion University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,840. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of Clarion University of Pennsylvania grew by 29.1%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Clarion University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a growth of 9.76% with respect to 2020, when 82% 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.
2.17%
2019 Default Rate
129
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was 2.17%, which represents 129 out of the 5933 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Clarion University of Pennsylvania had a total enrollment of 3,922 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 2,631 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,291. This means that 67.1% of students enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81% White, 7.32% Black or African American, 3.47% Hispanic or Latino, 1.63% Two or More Races, 1.43% Asian, and 0.178% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (58%), followed by White Male (25.3%) and Black or African American Female (4.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (76.7%), followed by White Male (7.78%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,922 students. The full-time enrollment at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 2,631 and the part-time enrollment is 1,291. This means that 67.1% of students enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2021 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 Clarion University of Pennsylvania was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Clarion University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    3,175 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    287 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    136 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 81% White, 7.32% Black or African American, 3.47% Hispanic or Latino, 1.63% Two or More Races, 1.43% Asian, and 0.178% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 173 students (4.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2021, 742 more women than men received degrees from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is white (1,228 degrees awarded). There were 16.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (75 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is Library & Information Science (159 degrees awarded), followed by Speech-Language Pathology (80 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees).

In 2021,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (163 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), and Health (514 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2021 are Library Science (163 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), Health (514 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and Education (108 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Library Science (163 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), Health (514 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and Education (108 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Library Science (163 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), Health (514 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and Education (108 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 122 degrees awarded
  2. 108 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was Registered Nursing with 122 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

361
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
1,103
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 361 degrees were awarded to men at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.327 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,103).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.894 times less than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 175 degrees were awarded to men at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in Registered Nursing, which is 8.33 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    1,228 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    75 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is white (1,228 degrees awarded). There were 16.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (75 degrees).

4.99% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. White Female
    926 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    302 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is white female (926 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (302 degrees).

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Operations

Clarion University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $49.5M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 337k (0.681%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2021, Clarion University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of 112M. Clarion University of Pennsylvania employs 60 Professors, 48 Assistant professors and 35 Associate professors. Most academics at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are Male Professor (38), Female Assistant professor (30), and Female Associate professor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 89 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 77 employees, and Service with 45 employees.

Endowment

$49.5M
2021 Endowment
26.2%
growth from 2020

Clarion University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $49.5M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The endowment of Clarion University of Pennsylvania grew 26.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$44.6M
2021 Salaries
2.22%
decline from 2020

In 2021, Clarion University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $44.6M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($112M) and a 2.22% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.7M
Instructional Salaries
164
Number of Employees

In 2021, Clarion University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $14.7M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
89 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clarion University of Pennsylvania were Professor with 60 employees, Assistant professor with 48 employees, and Associate professor with 35 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clarion University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 89 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees, and Service with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was Male Professor with 38 employees, Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

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