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Clarke Earns Top 50 Ranking from U.S. News & World Report

By Clarke News  |  September 18, 2023

In their 2024 national university rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Clarke as one of the top 50 universities nationwide for supporting the social mobility of its graduates.  

“We often talk about how an education is a path to a better future, and this ranking reflects Clarke’s core values and mission,” said Clarke University Interim President Fletch Lamkin. “A high-quality, values-based education like the one Clarke provides can help lift individuals, households, and families out of poverty, and can have long-term impacts on learners’ health, happiness, economic gains, and civic engagement.” 

Clarke came in at 47 for this year’s ranking. While a slight dip from the 46th spot in 2023, Clarke has maintained its commitment to student success and well-being. This is evident in new initiatives like personalized academic advising and affinity groups such as the Black Male Leadership Society. Clarke also ranked 280 on the national list of universities from U.S. News & World Report. 

The U.S. News calculation for the Social Mobility ranking, “measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants. Students receiving these grants typically come from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually, with most money going to students with total family incomes below $20,000.”  

“For nearly 40 years, the Best Colleges methodology has continuously evolved to reflect changes in the higher education landscape and the interests of prospective students,” said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer at U.S. News. “Guiding that evolution is U.S. News’ mission of providing useful data and information to help with one of life’s biggest decisions.”  

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