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IPEDS ID: 234933
OPE ID: 00377300
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Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598
General information:  (360) 992-2000
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  10,477 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
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
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty197360
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$999$1,026$1,030$1,0501.9%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,240$9,492$9,630$9,7801.6%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Off Campus$16,898$17,258$17,453$17,4960.2%
Off Campus with Family$7,529$7,634$7,683$7,566-1.5%
Off Campus$22,088$22,448$22,643$22,8340.8%
Off Campus with Family$12,719$12,824$12,873$12,9040.2%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid157761%————
Grant or scholarship aid44947%$2,452,279$5,462
Federal grants40242%$1,576,171$3,921
Pell grants40242%$1,561,442$3,884
Other federal grants212%$14,729$701
State/local government grant or scholarships25927%$828,966$3,201
Institutional grants or scholarships738%$47,142$646
Student loan aid16818%$791,071$4,709
Federal student loans16818%$791,071$4,709
Other student loans00%$0
  • 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 aid14,22239%$23,218,132$5,499
Pell grants3,85535%$14,220,658$3,689
Federal student loans2,12219%$12,540,267$5,910
  • 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.
Average net price$6,659$7,379$7,128
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$5,772$6,165$6,536
$30,001 – $48,000$7,086$7,616$7,505
$48,001 – $75,000$9,276$9,697$9,707
$75,001 – $110,000$12,070$13,056$12,674
$110,001 and more$12,289$13,071$13,097
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)10,477
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,733
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 48%
Part-time: 52%Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 66%
25 and over: 34%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 20%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 70%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $25
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
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, 22 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 25%
Transfer-out rate: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 21%
Female: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 14%
Asian: 19%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 18%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 26%
Two or more races: 22%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 30%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateUndergraduate
  • 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, General14-
Category total14-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping437
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0-
Business Administration and Management, General233
Business/Commerce, General101-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry513
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary14-
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-36
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General916
Office Management and Supervision0-
Retailing and Retail Operations1-
Selling Skills and Sales Operations71
Small Business Administration/Management-29
Category total203107
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications1415
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General247
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-1
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster61
Category total4424
Construction Trades
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General11
Category total11
Early Childhood Education and Teaching30174
Elementary Education and Teaching7-
Mathematics Teacher Education1-
Category total38174
Chemical Engineering1-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering9-
Mechanical Engineering11-
Category total21-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD01
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD00
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician2-
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology129
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD02
Surveying Technology/Surveying3-
Telecommunications Technology/Technician2310
Category total4022
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist26-
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)-1
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-17
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk0-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary33-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder036
Medical Reception/Receptionist-18
Medical/Clinical Assistant162
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-127
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant2831
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist-32
Pre-Nursing Studies0-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer19-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse130-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling76
Category total259270
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary1-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal94
Category total104
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1,106d-
Category total1,106d-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician858
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician181
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology00
Category total2659
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management929
Category total929
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef464
Culinary Arts/Chef Training63
Category total1067
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences52-
Category total52-
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist1510
Welding Technology/Welder1111
Category total2621
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Visual Communications, General4-
Graphic Design-1
Category total41
Grand total1,863779
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, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 423
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 24
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: $2,682
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $4,285
Full-time students: 84%
Part-time students: 72%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time23%11%
200 percent of normal time28%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time25%34%
200 percent of normal time25%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor1010
Track and Field, X-Country46
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/1/1948 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs6/1/1970 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/14/1970 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers11/21/2014 - 12/8/2016Resigned
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations272
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible01
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft91210
  • 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate20.6%20.3%19.0%
Number in default558487360
Number in repayment2,6992,3981,891
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)