Clarkson College: Narrative Description

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101 South 42nd St.
Omaha, NE 68131-2739
Tel: (402)552-3100
Free: 800-647-5500
Fax: (402)552-6057
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of Nebraska Health System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1888. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5525 per student. Total enrollment: 507. Faculty: 64 (62 full-time, 2 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 260 students, 92% women, 8% men. Part-time: 161 students, 89% women, 11% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 33% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 41% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $13,934 includes full-time tuition ($9750), mandatory fees ($594), and college room and board ($3590). Part-time tuition: $325 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $22 per credit hour, $15 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Clarkson Student Nurses Association, Clarkson Radiology Student Association, Student Government Association, Student Ambassadors, Clarkson Fellows Program. Major annual events: Alcohol Awareness Week, Student Leadership Convention, staff vs. student softball game. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 78 college housing spaces available; 70 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Clarkson College Library with 8,807 books, 25,000 microform titles, 262 serials, 530 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $258,319. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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