52001-3198 1550 Clarke Drive
Clarke College was established in 1843, it is named for an Irish woman, Mary Frances Clarke, who founded a congregation of religious women, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVMs). Clarke's total enrollment of 1,230 students includes students from 22 states, Puerto Rico and 5 foreign countries. Clarke is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
The English Language Program (ELP) is operated by University Studies Abroad in accordance with the agreement between this entity and Clarke College. The ELP is not a Clarke College program, although its students are housed on the Clarke College campus while receiving instruction from University Studies Abroad staff. The program provides intensive English language instruction for international students who want to improve their English skills in the United States before seeking college admission. ELP students at Clarke can expect to: improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills; gain awareness of U.S. and other cultures, and meet new friends, have access to all campus resources such as the library, athletic facilities, computer center, e-mail and the Internet, participate in all college social activities, cultural events and special ELP excursions. The program offers two 16-week sessions during the academic year. In summer, 8-week and 4-week sessions are offered.
$3,300 per 16 weeks