Clarke University Profile

Established in 1843, Clarke University is a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts institution located in Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

The University confers a range of degree programs including the Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), and Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.). Academic majors and areas of study are offered in Accounting, Art History, Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Drama, English, History, Music Education, Music Ministry, and more.

Clarke University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Other accreditations include: the National Association of Schools of Music, The National League for Nursing, the Council on Social Work Education, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in association with the Joint Review Committee on Athletic Training.

According to a placement survey of 2007 graduates of Clarke, 92% of those responding reported being employed or continuing their education.

Ranking Profile:

- U.S. News and World Report lists Clarke University in Tier 1 of National Liberal Arts Colleges (2011).

- Rated 90th on the national 2008 Forbes Best Colleges list (the second highest among Iowa schools).

- Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review.

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