In Iowa, 2 Colleges Separated by 150 Miles and $1.37-Billion

At Clarke, every student matters, particularly to the bottom line

Sitting atop a bluff along the Mississippi River here, Clarke College is a place where students call their professors by first names, where people rarely fail to greet each other in the hallways, and where, once a semester, faculty and staff members flip more than 20 pounds of pancakes to serve students a late-night snack.

The intimate interaction among faculty members, administrators, and students is central to