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Clarke College Announces Overall Enrollment Growth

posted on September 24, 2007

Clarke College is pleased to announce a growth in enrollment for the 2007-2008 academic year, with overall enrollment increasing to 1,230 from last year’s 1,201.

“This has been an exciting year for Clarke College,” said Clarke President Joanne M. Burrows, SC, Ph.D. “Increasing enrollment, combined with a balanced budget and fully funded depreciation, puts Clarke in a strong position to continue positive growth well into the future.”

This fall, Clarke welcomed 188 new first-year students and 90 transfer students to campus, up 13 percent from last year.  The College also saw significant growth in the TimeSaver Adult Degree Program, which increased enrollment by 20 percent.

The first-year students beginning this fall averaged a score of 22.4 on the ACT exam, exceeding the national average of 21.1. Twenty students in this new class scored a 28 or higher on the test, putting their score among the top 10 percent of high school students nationwide.

“We are confident that our newest class of students is a great fit for Clarke,” said Burrows. “As a College community, we remain dedicated to them and all Clarke students in providing the highest-caliber opportunities for academic, professional, spiritual and social development.”

For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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