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We continue to monitor and prepare for additional cases in Iowa and will adjust the university schedule or classes as needed. Please check our COVID-19 webpage for updates and other information.

Frequently Asked Questions for students can be found here.

*The Admissions and Financial Aid Offices will serve students entirely remotely. Employees of these offices will be available to assist students and their families Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via their Clarke email and phone extension.  For admissions-related questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@clarke.edu or 563-588-6316.  For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the  Financial Aid Office at financialaid@clarke.edu or 563-588-6327.

Compass Outcomes

Student Outcomes for The Clarke Compass

Common good guiding principle
Clarke’s Compass helps students navigate their own personal and professional growth, leading toward success in the contemporary world.  The student learning outcomes are grounded in a Catholic vision of education, particularly as we express it in the BVM Core Values of freedom, education, charity, and justice.  The common good serves as an important unifying theme. The Compass outcomes integrate the liberal arts, essential academic and professional skills, experiential learning, and major courses of study in order to prepare students for whatever awaits them.

  1. Spirituality
    Students will demonstrate an ability to engage in a process of spiritual growth in a dialogue which includes the Catholic tradition.
  2. Communication
    Students will demonstrate and articulate appropriate communication of thoughts and ideas in a variety of contexts.
  3. Thinking
    Demonstrate thinking skills informed by experience, knowledge, insight, and reflection.
  4. Knowledge
    Students will develop a depth and breadth of knowledge integrated across the curriculum and experiences.
  5. Global Awareness and Social Responsibility
    Students will develop awareness of others’ lived experiences and diverse perspectives in order to take an active role in local, national, and global concerns and issues.
  6. Professional Preparedness
    Students will acquire knowledge, skills, and experiences applicable to a professional context.