Clarkson College

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Not to be confused with Clarkson University, in Potsdam, New York.
Clarkson College
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Type private non-profit
Established 1888
President Dr. Louis Burgher
Students 1,200
Location Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Campus Urban and Online
Affiliations Nebraska Medical Center, The Episcopal Church, accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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Clarkson College is a private college located in Omaha, Nebraska that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the health sciences. Areas of study include nursing, medical imaging, imaging informatics, radiologic technology, health care business, physical therapist assistant and professional development.[1] It is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the Nebraska Medical Center. Total student enrollment was more than 1,200 in August 2012.


Clarkson College was founded in 1888 at the Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska as a two-year nursing program. In 1902, it was developed into a three-year nurses' training school.

The school closed in 1955 due to budget problems but a large donation enabled it to reopen in 1960.

In the 1970s Clarkson College began to admit male students and in the 1980s Clarkson College received North Central Association and National League for Nursing accreditation. Other programs were added as the college grew.

In 1992, Clarkson College moved to its current location at 42nd and Dodge Streets. A residence hall and student center were added to the campus in 2004.[2]


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Coordinates: 41°15′33″N 95°58′30″W / 41.25917°N 95.97500°W / 41.25917; -95.97500