Clarke University: Clarke University is a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts university in Dubuque, Iowa. Founded in 1843 by Mary Frances Clarke and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), Clarke educates students at the postsecondary level in the liberal arts and sciences. The faculty, students, staff and administration are a caring, learning community committed to excellence in education. The University provides a supportive environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth, promotes global awareness and social responsibility and deepens spiritual values. Clarke is proud of its tradition based on the BVM core values of freedom, education, charity and justice. Students, faculty and staff work together to maintain and strengthen a heritage of excellence, while challenging and supporting students, the heart of the institution, in their intellectual and personal growth.
Clarke University offers 36 undergraduate programs including adult degree completion programs, 4 master’s programs and 2 doctoral programs. Clarke University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has specialized accreditation for programs in education, health sciences, ...music and social work. Clarke confers a wide variety of degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Applied Studies, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Masters of Organizational Leadership, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Physical Therapy. Clarke’s enrollment in fall 2015 was 1,075 students with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Clarke is consistently recognized for excellence in higher education. Forbes magazine named Clarke to its list of America’s Best Colleges in 2011 and a CBS MoneyWatch report ranked Clarke third in the nation for having the best professors. In their 2013 ranking, U.S. News & World Report named Clarke one of its top regional Midwest colleges.
More information can be found at www.clarke.edu.