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Clark CollegeVancouver, WA
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#5 in Washington Community Colleges
#3 in Federal Region X Universities
Public, four-years
Associate's - Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
School TypePublic, four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, Associate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor'sOffered Degree1 Year Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
2023 Tuition & Fees
cheaper$4,528 Washington Residents
$10,133 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$8,966 Washington Residents
$26,873 Out-of-State
-Graduate Tuition$12,963 Washington Residents
$25,638 Out-of-State
Less$6,885Average Financial Aid AmountMore$8,484
-Test Scores1,200 SAT
26 ACT
-Acceptance Rate96.10%
(Enrollment Rate)
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Smaller6,921Total EnrollmentLarger15,125
Smaller6,921Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger14,019
-Graduate Student Population1,106
Larger4,663Online Student PopulationSmaller225
Completion & Outcomes
Lower36%Graduate RateHigher68%
16%Transfer-out Rate-
-Retention Rate81%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Special learning OpportunityStudy Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,985)
Board/Meal Plan
Less Students per Faculty12 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty17 to 1
703Number of faculties962
Lower$83,069Average Faculty SalaryHigher$96,745
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.