Clark College

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School Overview

With a total annual enrollment of just over 16,000 full and part-time students, Clark Community College in Vancouver, Washington is one of the largest community colleges in the state. The college was founded in 1933 and was originally established as a private junior college that offered two-year programs. Today the college is a public institution that offers two-year associate degrees and adult education courses. Several of Clark’s degree programs are designed for students who intend on transfering to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree, while others (e.g nursing, dental hygiene, welding, etc.) are designed to prepare students to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Clark College’s main campus is just over 100 acres just southwest of Water Works Park in Central Park. The college’s campus is home to several unique buildings and structures including an equatorial sun dial. Another noteworthy feature is the Carillon Chime Tower which as been operating since 1964.

Clark has strategic partnerships and/or articulation agreements with several four-year universities in the region including Washington State University Vancouver, Portland State University, Concordia University and Eastern Washington University (EWU). Through its partnership with EWU, Clark College is able to offers qualifying students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work, dental hygiene or technology, as well as a master’s degree in social work–which requires three years to complete.

General Information

Admission Office

1933 Fort Vancouver Way

Vancouver, WA 98663

(360) 992-2107

Fax: (360) 992-2867

Contact: Sheryl Anderson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1933 Fort Vancouver Way

Vancouver, WA 98663

(360) 992-2000

Total undergrads: 10,606

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,143

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,098


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Submit application for admissions and statement of intent. GPA requirements vary by program. ASSET required for placement in math and English.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services A
Landscaping A,C
Plant/Nursery Operations C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Customer Service Support C
Executive Assistant A,C
Human Resources Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Reception C
Retailing A,C
Sales/Selling Skills A,C
Small Business Administration C

Communications Technologies

Desktop Publishing C
Graphic Communications A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Data Entry Applications A,C
Database Management C
Web/Multimedia Management A,C

Construction Trades

Power/Electric Transmission C


Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design C
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A
Surveying Technology A,C
Telecommunications A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene A
EMT Ambulance Attendant C
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Reception C
Medical Records Technology C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts A,C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Food Service C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Clark College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (360) 992-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663-3598
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,233
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,878 (53% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,879
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,258
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 55%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,093

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Clark College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Clark College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1391
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 441
Education 22
Engineering 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 86
Health Professions and Related Programs 881
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 43
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 22
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production 52
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Grand total 48464

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Clark College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $3,879
Out-of-state $9,258
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 533 55%
Grant or scholarship aid 440 45% $6,093
Student loan aid 94 10% $4,267

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,445 35% $5,988
Federal student loans 991 10% $4,846

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Clark College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Clark College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Clark College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 9,233
Undergraduate enrollment 9,233
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Clark College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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