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