About Clarke


About Clarke University

Our progressive present comes from a storied past. In 1843, Irish woman Mary Frances Clarke journeyed into pioneer territory and formed a congregation of religious women, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

With a belief in changing hearts and minds, Clarke University was born. 

Clarke University is a liberal arts and sciences university focused on progressing with the times. Humble beginnings have developed into over 40 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs, including a best-in-class adult education program.

We are an institution guided by steadfast principles. We believe one-on-one learning is the ratio for future scholars and laureates. We understand that without proper connections, a quality education is moot. We recognize that easy access to our educators is what sets us apart.

It is more than a pledge. It is a progressive framework that has guided us for more than one-and-a-half centuries.

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1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Maps and Directions 

  • Arts at Clarke Fall 2015
  • STEM Day 2015
  • Support Clarke Fall 2015