Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke University is located near the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa.
The University believes learning is lifelong and life-changing. Our community inspires intellectual curiosity, cultural engagement, professional preparedness,
spiritual exploration, and a commitment to contributing to the common good in a global society.
Academic offerings include 49 undergraduate majors and minors, 10 pre-professional programs, and six graduate degree programs.
Distinctive Facts & Features
State-of-the-art Center for Science Inquiry
Only college founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) still in operation
New programs include: Digital Media Studies, Health, Wellness & Behavioral Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Social Work and Doctor of Nursing Practice
In-State Students: 50%
Out-of-State Students: 50%
Number of Undergraduate Majors: 49
Most Popular Majors
Room & Board: $10,000
Financial Aid Data
Average Financial Aid Package: $29,802
Percentage of our students receive financial aid: 100%
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Fewer than 20 Students: 75%
Full-time Faculty: 97.7%
Full-time Faculty with PhD/terminal Degree: 81%
Athletics and Intramural Activities
Athletic Division: Heart of America Athletic Conference
Intramural Participants: 115
Students Participating in Sports Activities and Intramurals: 55%