Clarks Summit University

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School Overview

Jesus Christ has been at the center of Clarks Summit University since it was originally founded in 1932 as Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, New York. It soon outgrew those facilities and started building the current Clarks Summit campus. In 2016 the school received University status and the name was changed to Clarks Summit University.

Clarks Summit University is a college education institution that is founded on Baptist principles and teachings. Students can come to Clarks Summit University to prepare for a variety of careers and ministries. Clarks Summit seeks to “…launch [their] graduates into the world as servants of God and as lifelong learners.”

The Clarks Summit University values revolve around:

  • Biblical truth
  • Transformational learning
  • Spiritual integration
  • Global orientation
  • Cultural relevance
  • Christian leadership
  • Baptist heritage
  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Responsible stewardship

Clarks Summit University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (570) 586-2400
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 538 Venard Rd, South Abington Township, PA 18411-1250
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 768
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 507 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $23,890
Out-of-state Tuition: $23,890
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $13,036

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

Clarks Summit University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Clarks Summit University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 181
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 14
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Psychology 11
Theology and Religious Vocations 1531
Grand total 152761

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Clarks Summit University 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 2018-2019
In-state $23,890
Out-of-state $23,890
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $7,800
Out-of-state $7,800

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 80 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 80 100% $13,036
Student loan aid 56 70% $9,422

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 461 92% $11,943
Federal student loans 267 53% $8,426

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 211 95 116
Percent admitted 100% 45% 55%
Percent admitted who enrolled 30% 31% 29%

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

Clarks Summit University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 768
Undergraduate enrollment 531
Graduate enrollment 237

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

Clarks Summit University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

*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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