Clark Atlanta University
At-A-Glance
2007-2008



  • Clark Atlanta University (CAU), formed in 1988, is a result of the consolidation of two independent historically black institutions - Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869).

  • The University, largest of the 39-member UNCF colleges, is a United Methodist Church-affiliated, comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning with a predominantly African-American heritage.

  • The main campus, with 37 buildings spanning over 126 acres of land, is located about 1.5 miles southwest from the heart of metro downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The University is accessible from all major arteries - I-20, I-75, and I-285 of the State.

  • CAU, classified by Carnegie as RU/H-Research University (High Research Activity), is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the University Senate of the United Methodist Church; American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business; Council on Social Work Education; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; National Association of Schools of Public Affairs/Administration; the Georgia Professional Standards Commission; and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division II.

  • The University offers 38 major areas of study through four schools - Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; and Social Work and awards Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist, and Doctoral degrees.

  • During the 2006-07 academic year, the university awarded a total of 924 degrees (695 Bachelor's; 186 Master's; 42 Doctorates; 1 Specialist).

  • Total full-time teaching faculty number = 235, 75% of whom hold terminal degrees. Faculty-student ratio is 1:18.

  • Fall 2007 Headcount Enrollment = 4271 (3533 Undergraduate; 738 Graduate). Total Full-time Equivalent (FTE) = 4026.

  • Female students constitute 72% of the total enrollment while male students form 28%.

  • Georgia students constitute 40% of total enrollment, 59% of students come from out of state, and 1% represents the Caribbean Islands and more than 10 foreign countries.

  • Currently, there are 2 female and 2 coed residence halls in operation to house 1048 students. Three residential facilities are under renovation until Fall 2008.

  • There are more than 55 registered student organizations, including four (4) social fraternities and four (4) social sororities.

  • As an NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference member, the University provides athletic opportunities in varsity sports: Men - baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, track and field; Women - basketball, cross-country, tennis, track and field, softball, volleyball.

  • Total tuition and fees for 2007-08 = $16,100; Room and Board = $7,014.

  • Total Alumni on Record = 25,541.

  • The market value of the University's endowment asset is $40,550,572 (as of June 30, 2006).



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