Clarion University is eighth among the 20 Most Affordable Schools in Pennsylvania for a Bachelor’s Degree.
Affordable Schools gave Clarion University this distinction stating on its website, "...we ranked each of the following 20 colleges and universities based on three core metrics related to tuition, class size, and student success."
Clarion University's tuition froze this past year in an effort to keep costs low. Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education announced a tuition freeze for the 2019-20 academic year, keeping basic tuition at $7,716 for in-state undergraduate students at the system's 14 universities. Clarion University went even further. Overall, the cost of Clarion's fees did not increase, and, collaborating with the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., the cost of on-campus housing did not increase.
Historically, Clarion University's class sizes have been low with an average class
size of 18 students.
In addition to these factors, Clarion University has been working to define student success and implement strategies to ensure it ever since it launched its True North Initiative – a three-year plan of action to move the institution in a new direction.
"With more than 175 majors, minors, and certificates, students with all interests and career goals are sure to find a program at Clarion," Affordable Schools stated. "Popular inexpensive degree programs include the liberal arts and humanities, nursing, speech-language pathology, and business as well as accounting, mental and social health services, communications, and special education and teaching. In addition to offering vibrant academic options, Clarion is home to more than 150 on-campus student organizations, including service, multicultural, political, Greek, athletic, academic, and other special interest groups."