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Mission/Vision Statements

Clark Atlanta University
Mission and Vision Statements 

Clark Atlanta University (CAU), established in 1988 as a result of the consolidation of two independent historically black institutions - Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), is a United Methodist Church-related, private, coeducational, residential, and comprehensive urban research university. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional, and non-degree certificate programs.

Mission Statement

Leveraging its distinctive history, Clark Atlanta University is an urban research university that transforms the lives of students and their communities by preparing citizen leaders to be problem-solvers through innovative learning programs; supportive interactions with faculty, staff, and students; exemplary scholarship; and purposeful service.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, June 22, 2013

Vision Statement

Clark Atlanta University will increasingly become a dynamic 21st century research university of choice for a diverse student body with enhanced student enrollment yields, success and global marketability.

Implementation of Vision

This outcome will be achieved by comitting the University's collective intellectual capital, talent, and resources through distinctive and innovative programs; cutting-edge research; meaningful service experiences; and a universally supportive environment. 

Approved by the Board of Trustees, June 22, 2013