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|Endowment||$39.2 million (2020)|
|Campus||Rural on 201 acres|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics||NCAA Division II – PSAC|
Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public university in Clarion, Pennsylvania. It is one of 14 universities that are part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The school was founded in 1867 and offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees, post master's certificates and a Doctorate degree.
In 2021, PASSHE announced that, due to budget troubles resulting from declining enrollment and revenue, Clarion University would merge with Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and California University of Pennsylvania; likewise, Bloomsburg University, Lock Haven University and Mansfield University would also undergo a separate merger.
In fall 2016, Clarion University's student body totaled 5,225 students, of which 4,330 were undergraduates and 895 of those were graduate students. Of these students, 35 percent live in university housing. The university's students are mostly female (66 percent), another 830 are minorities (16 percent) and 27 are international (.05 percent). Of the total number of students 4,624, or 88.5 percent, come from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students come from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 11 countries around the world.
Clarion University has 294 faculty members and 451 administration and staff members.
The university maintains a regional campus, Clarion University - Venango in Oil City, and a site in Pittsburgh at West Penn School of Nursing. Clarion also offers an extended studies program featuring online courses, remote sites, and various hybrid learning situations.
The College of Arts and Sciences features more than forty undergraduate and graduate degree programs across numerous departments, centers, and programs. Departments within the College of Arts and Sciences include:
The College of Business Administration offers 15 different undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Departments within the College of Business Administration and Information Sciences include:
Clarion University - Venango is composed of the School of Health Sciences, and the Department of Justice, Law, Technology and Liberal Arts. Schools within the School of Health Sciences include:
The School of Education
Clarion University's School of Education includes the following departments:
Clarion University offers more than 130 student organizations including academic, athletic, Greek, political, multicultural, service, and other special interest groups.
The Clarion University Department of Athletics currently sponsors men's intercollegiate baseball, basketball, golf, football, swimming and diving, and wrestling along with women's intercollegiate basketball, softball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, volleyball and tennis. All sports compete in the NCAA Division II, except for Wrestling which participates in NCAA Division I. The athletic director is Dr. Wendy Snodgrass.
Notable former Golden Eagles include Kurt Angle National Wrestling Champion and Olympic Wrestler; former UFC Champion Frankie Edgar who was a four-time NCAA Division I tournament qualifier; World Long Driver Justin Moose (golfer) ranked # 6 in the world; Reggie Wells, NFL offensive lineman; Cy Young winner Pete Vukovich; and Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Champion Coach at Kentucky John Calipari, a point guard for Clarion University from 1980–1982.
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