Invest in Student Success
Reasons to Give
- Clark College is a state-assisted college as state funding has been cut by 26 percent since 2007.
- Over the past 10 years, tuition and fees at community and technical colleges in Washington have increased by 38 percent..
- Book fees average close to $300 per quarter for a full-time student.
State funding doesn’t meet the education needs of our rapidly expanding community.
- Ninety percent of Clark students stay in the region, contributing to the social, cultural, and economic vitality of our community.
- A well-educated community has less unemployment, crime, and health issues.
- An education allows people to clear economic barriers: The average earning potential for an individual with an associate degree is 113 percent more than without a high school diploma or GED, and 37 percent more than an individual who has a high school diploma or GED.
Everyone benefits from the success of Clark College students.
- Rising costs and quickly changing technology challenge Clark's ability to keep programs and instructional equipment current.
- As the community and Clark's enrollment grow, so does the need for classrooms, office space, and the dedicated, well-trained faculty and staff that make Clark the quality educational institution it is today.
- Ninety percent of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. require some post-secondary education or training.
—Bill and Marlene Anderson, scholarship donors
By investing in student success, you provide help to students who dream of a college education, but face financial challenges along the way; to Clark College and its commitment to student success and excellence in teaching; and to our community.