Clark Atlanta University (CAU)

223 James P Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA

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Clark Atlanta University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The United Methodist affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. Clark Atlanta University has an annual student enrollment of over three thousand.

Areas of study available at CAU include:

  • Communications And Journalism
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Security And Protective Services

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 770 to 930 for the SAT exam and in a range of 18 to 20 for the ACT exam is typical among students accepted to this school. Roughly 70% of all applicant were admitted at CAU, with 22% of those admitted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $21,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $5,600. Some students at CAU may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The CAU Panthers participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Sports available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Clark Atlanta University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Clark Atlanta University is about 3,700, where graduate students make up roughly 23% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $20,000-$24,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $830 to $990 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$8,972
Receiving Student Loans87%$7,713

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Clark Atlanta University may provide services to students like:

  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Clark Atlanta University is around 39%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years21%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1976)

Intercollegiate Athletics

CAU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Track and Field (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature


Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Clark Atlanta University for official up-to-date information.

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