Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,376
Graduate Enrollment: 665
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Historically Black College/University
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 58.24%

Male/Female: 24% / 76% (2017)

First generation college students: 32.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.6% (2014)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2012)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 970
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 860 - 1053

2022 Median Admit ACT: 19
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 17 - 20

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 82.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 69.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 59.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 50.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 0.1%
Black: 77.9%
Hispanic: 0.2%
Asian: 0.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 0.0%
Non-resident alien: 0.4%
Unknown race: 21.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $38,413
In-State tuition: $24,012
Out-of-State tuition: $24,012

Estimated books and supplies: $1,900 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,222 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,312 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,222 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,312 (2022)

Average Family Income: $41,134 (2017)
Median Family Income: $28,746 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 68.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 89.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $27,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $286 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $31,709
$30k-48k $32,808
$48k-75k $36,065
$75k-110k $38,330
$110k+ $38,413

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 23%
6-year graduation rate: 42%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 91.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $27,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $19,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $20,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 36.2% (2015)
@3 year 45.1% (2017)
@5 year 51.1% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 22.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 20.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $24,084 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $39,042 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 6
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 4
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 2
Master's Degree Education, Other. 7
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 7
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 2
Doctoral Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 9
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 23 $27,000 $286 $20,017 ($1,668) $32,283 ($2,690)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 2
Master's Degree Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 2
Master's Degree Physics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 54 $27,000 $286 $25,467 ($2,122) $37,458 ($3,122)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 55 $27,000 $286 $27,280 ($2,273) $41,874 ($3,490)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 5
Master's Degree Public Administration. 19 $643 $41,122 ($3,427)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 26 $27,500 $286 $26,211 ($2,184) $52,521 ($4,377)
Master's Degree Social Work. 66 $859 $40,252 ($3,354) $49,251 ($4,104)
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 5
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 11 $27,000 $286 $43,992 ($3,666)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 4
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 1
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 3
Master's Degree Sociology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 23 $27,427 $281 $18,079 ($1,507) $23,202 ($1,934)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 8
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 3 $28,287 ($2,357)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 111 $28,604 $286 $31,098 ($2,592) $51,161 ($4,263)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 16 $654 $55,217 ($4,601)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 14 $27,000 $286
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 1
Bachelor's Degree History. 3
Master's Degree History. 1
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 4
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 89 $28,500 $286 $18,808 ($1,567) $34,218 ($2,852)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 10
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 9
Master's Degree Computer Science. 4
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 13
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 9
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 13 $66,263 ($5,522)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 4
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 7


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $70,767
Full time faculty: 61%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $74,408,547 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $102,435,884 (2022)