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IPEDS ID: 211644
OPE ID: 00331800
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania
840 Wood Street, Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214
General information:  (814) 393-2000
Website:  www.clarion.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,225 (4,321 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
10%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty20391
Instructional20391
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1
Instructional-1
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$10,290$10,521$10,890$11,1752.6%
Out-of-state$14,760$15,120$15,636$16,0542.7%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,260$1,2600.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,724$11,146$11,520$12,2706.5%
Other$3,520$3,596$3,690$3,270-11.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,724$11,146$11,520$12,2706.5%
Other$3,744$3,596$4,350$3,270-24.8%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,744$3,596$4,350$4,4702.8%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
On Campus$25,534$26,263$27,360$27,9752.2%
Off Campus$25,758$26,263$28,020$27,975-0.2%
Off Campus with Family$15,034$15,117$16,500$16,9052.5%
Out-of-state
On Campus$30,004$30,862$32,106$32,8542.3%
Off Campus$30,228$30,862$32,766$32,8540.3%
Off Campus with Family$19,504$19,716$21,246$21,7842.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$12,384
In-state fees$3,830
Out-of-state tuition$13,368
Out-of-state fees$3,830
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid179193%————
Grant or scholarship aid68581%$3,887,237$5,675
Federal grants38245%$1,663,501$4,355
Pell grants38245%$1,640,101$4,293
Other federal grants506%$23,400$468
State/local government grant or scholarships41349%$1,228,957$2,976
Institutional grants or scholarships41949%$994,779$2,374
Student loan aid66078%$5,384,588$8,158
Federal student loans64876%$3,589,907$5,540
Other student loans15718%$1,794,681$11,431
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,00369%$18,441,017$6,141
Pell grants1,69939%$6,962,686$4,098
Federal student loans2,90867%$19,421,485$6,679
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$17,972$18,409$19,297
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$15,088$15,799$16,207
$30,001 – $48,000$15,509$16,292$16,936
$48,001 – $75,000$18,343$19,148$20,256
$75,001 – $110,000$21,677$22,504$23,203
$110,001 and more$22,688$23,009$23,445
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment5,225
Undergraduate enrollment4,321
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment350
Graduate enrollment904
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 36%
Female: 64%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 80%
25 and over: 20%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 28%
Part-time: 72%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 18%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 59%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 76%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 15%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,3737591,614
Percent admitted94%91%96%
Percent admitted who enrolled33%32%33%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT66191%
ACT9914%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480570
SAT Math470560
ACT Composite1822
ACT English1622
ACT Math1723
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 74%
Part-time students: 63%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 66 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 53%
Transfer-out rate: 25%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 36%
6-year: 50%
8-year: 51%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 42%
6-year: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 50%
Female: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 44%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 42%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 41%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 19%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 25%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 44%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 45%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 44%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-350---
Molecular Biology-4----
Category total-390---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-3610--1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0d-----
Business Administration and Management, General102739---
Business/Managerial Economics-6----
Finance, General-25----
International Business/Trade/Commerce-2----
Labor and Industrial Relations-14----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-29----
Real Estate-5----
Category total10d14449--1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies-436---
Public Relations/Image Management-----6
Category total-436--6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-16----
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration--7---
Information Science/Studies-16----
Category total-327---
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching813----
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-29----
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs-2----
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-----1
Elementary Education and Teaching--56---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-6----
Music Teacher Education-0----
Special Education and Teaching, General--1---
Special Education and Teaching, Other-89---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-----0
Category total85866--1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other14-----
Industrial Technology/Technician-24----
Category total1424----
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-7----
Category total-7----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-1----
French Language and Literature-0----
Spanish Language and Literature-1----
Category total-2----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other49-----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-7----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-8----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-34----
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other5470d---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--10---
Nursing Practice---2--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse329427--2
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist6-----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-6764---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling----24-
Category total92257101d2242
History
History, General-10----
Category total-10----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1818----
Category total1818----
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary5-----
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-5---8
Category total55---8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1581----
Category total1581----
Library Science
Library and Information Science-0129--0d
Category total-0129--0d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-7----
Category total-7----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-12----
Category total-12----
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-12----
Category total-12----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Fitness Technician-12----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-15----
Category total-27----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-3----
Category total-3----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-7----
Geology/Earth Science, General-8----
Physics, General-7----
Category total-22----
Psychology
Psychology, General-20----
Social Psychology-10----
Category total-30----
Social Sciences
Anthropology-3----
Economics, General-0----
Political Science and Government, General-12----
Social Sciences, Other-10----
Sociology-10----
Category total-35----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-9----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-5----
Category total-14----
Grand total16288235822418
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 68
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 16
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 10
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $7,758
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,475
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,659
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined116
Baseball30
Basketball1312
Football88
Golf108
Soccer30
Softball15
Swimming and Diving1624
Tennis11
Volleyball18
Wrestling36
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1948)01/01/2022
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programsAccredited (09/01/1990 - 12/31/1996)
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programsAccredited since (09/01/1990)08/01/2023
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programsAccredited (04/01/2004 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1997 - 04/17/2013)
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since ((!)01/01/1954)TBD
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/139171.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations131714
Liquor law violations405032
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations111712
Liquor law violations354631
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape444
Fondling022
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault000
Burglary412
Motor vehicle theft100
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape444
Fondling021
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault000
Burglary312
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate8.3%7.4%8.7%
Number in default155140185
Number in repayment1,8531,8822,108
Aid Programs
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