Clarkson Ignite: Where People with Purpose Make Things Happen.
Welcome to Clarkson University.
Over our 120+-year history, Clarkson has honed an ecosystem that lets you design your rigorous academics, research and social life to intentionally collide with your own personal passions to create a powerful learning experience. If you like to roll-up your sleeves to solve open-ended problems, we will get you ready to lead and impact a tech-driven world at the intersections of science, technology, engineering, arts and business. Defy convention by going beyond the status quo of deep disciplinary knowledge. Everyone has opportunities and hands-on access to build the mindset and practical skillsets to stretch boundaries. Clarkson graduates emerge with the entrepreneurial competence to make sense of complex systems and forge connections across people and fields. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company.
As teacher-scholars at a nationally-recognized research university, Clarkson’s globally oriented faculty pursue interdisciplinary research focused on rapidly solving real world problems for a better future. Example signature areas of research include data analytics, STEM and entrepreneurial education, healthy world solutions, and the next generation of advanced materials. Our external network engages 380+ active partners in industry, government agencies, chambers of commerce and research organizations affording students access to world relevant problems to pursue with their professors as well as a direct pipeline to internships and careers after graduation.
Our 4,300 students enroll in one of five New York locations or online and choose among 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, business, sciences, humanities and arts, education, and health professions that lead to bachelor’s, master’s, certificate and/or doctoral degrees. In addition to an engaged 42,000+ strong alumni community living in 87 countries, our global reach extends through the networks of our schools, ROTC command, research centers and institutes across the Clarkson corridor that connects Potsdam, Saranac Lake, Schenectady, Beacon and New York City as well as more than 40 international university exchange partners.
Independent think tank, Brookings Institution, validates the value of a Clarkson education by placing us in the top 10 universities nationwide for increasing our students' lifetime earnings potential. Our commitment to live and lead by example begins with the University Mission Statement, the Vision of a Clarkson Education, and our Clarkson Values.