College Outcomes

College Information

Clarkson College is a private, accredited, nonprofit college in Omaha, Neb. offering certificate and degree opportunities in the fields of Nursing, Healthcare Business, Community Health, Healthcare Education Leadership, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Medical Imaging, Medical Imaging Informatics and Professional Development.

National & Program-Specific Accreditation

Clarkson College has maintained continuous accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission North Center Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) since 1984. Learn more about program specific accreditation.

Average Student to Faculty Ratio


Academic Calendar

Fall   Spring   Summer

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AY 2019 - 2020 Graduates


AY 2018 - 2019 Graduates


Student Learning Outcomes

The Mission of Clarkson College is to prepare students to professionally provide high quality, ethical, and compassionate health care services. With this in mind, program directors and faculty identified five important Student Success Skills, which include Communication, Critical Thinking, Technology, Professional Behavior and Diversity. These skills are the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes for the College and are measured within all departments on campus to provide evidence that students possess the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to become successful health care professionals. Student assessment is essential to ensure that our programs meet professional standards and all regional and program specific accreditation requirements. Assessment data also guides improvements to our programs, enabling us to continue toward student excellence both in academics and through the resources, we provide for a comprehensive College experience.

Student Success Skills

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Technology
  • Professional Behavior
  • Diversity

Key Statistics Report 2018
Key Statistics Report 2019
Key Statistics Report 2020
IPEDS: Outcomes Measure Report 2018
IPEDS: Outcomes Measure Report 2019
IPEDS: Outcomes Measure Report 2020
Action Plan & Progress Report 2018-2019
Action Plan & Progress Report 2019-2020
Action Plan & Progress Report 2020-2021


Total Student Enrollment for Fall 2020: 1192

2019 Student Enrollment 1,125
2018 Student Enrollment 1,178
2017 Student Enrollment 1,178
2017 Student Enrollment 1,250
2016 Student Enrollment 1,254
2015 Student Enrollment 1,221
2014 Student Enrollment 1,221
2013 Student Enrollment 1,238

Entry periods: January, May, August

Student Profile

Average Age: 31
Female Students: 958
Male Students: 167


  Undergraduate Graduate
Average Age 26 35
Full-Time 365 245
Part-Time 319 321


White/Non-Hispanic 808
Unknown 149
African American/Black 51
Hispanic 60
Asian 34
Two or more races 6
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 7

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition Cost – Fall 2018–Summer 2019 Academic Year

Tuition Cost
Undergraduate Courses $537 / credit hour
Graduate Courses $598 / credit hour
Nurse Anesthesia Program $927 / credit hour
Doctoral Program $810 / credit hour

Student Satisfaction

Clarkson College students participate in the Ruffalo Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction survey in the spring semester. The survey gives students the opportunity to offer honest, confidential feedback.

View the Full 2015 Results Report from Ruffalo Noel-Levitz
View the Full 2015 SSI Results Report from Ruffalo Noel-Levitz
View the Full 2017 SSI Results Report from Ruffalo Noel-Levitz
View the Full 2017 PSOL Results Report from Ruffalo Noel-Levitz
View the Full 2019 SSI Results Report from Ruffalo Noel-Levitz
View the Full 2019 PSOL Results Report from Ruffalo Noel-Levitz

Students Reveal Top Clarkson College Strengths


  • This institution has a good reputation within the community.
  • There is a commitment to academic excellence on this campus
  • I am able to experience intellectual growth here.
  • Nearly all of the faculty are knowledgeable in their field.
  • Faculty are usually available after class and during office hours.


  • Adequate online library resources are provided.
  • There are sufficient offerings within my program of study.
  • Registration for online courses is convenient.
  • This institution responds quickly when I request information.
  • This institution has a good reputation.


2019 Student Satisfaction National Comparison

(On-Campus Respondents/Online Respondents)
Clarkson College 4-Year Private Colleges
Overall Satisfaction 85% / 86% 74% / 84%
Would You Enroll Here Again? 87% / 86% 69% / 82%
Met Your Expectations 88% / 90% 80% / 88%
Institution was my 1st Choice
(On-Campus Respondents Only)