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Atlanta Clark University

Clark Atlanta University
223 James P. Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Clark Atlanta University is a comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational institution of higher education with a predominantly African-American heritage. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees as well as certificate programs to students of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It was formed by the consolidation of Atlanta University, which offered only graduate degrees, and Clark College, a four-year undergraduate institution oriented to the liberal arts.

The mission of Clark Atlanta University is to provide a quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education to a student body that is predominantly African-American and also diversified by students from various other racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. As an institution grounded in the liberal arts, the University is committed to the development of productive and creative students who excel in their chosen careers and who become responsible citizens in their communities and the world.

To achieve its mission, one common to many African-American colleges, the University attracts and maintains a dedicated faculty that meets high professional standards in teaching, scholarship, research, and service. The University also provides an educational environment in which its students thrive, learn, and develop their potential for leadership and responsible citizenship, and the pursuit and creation of knowledge.

The University maintains an historic relationship with the United Methodist Church and emphasizes sound ethical and moral principles that promote personal integrity and understanding of others.

Quick Facts:
  • Currently, the CAU Department of Athletics offers a total of 11 intercollegiate sports (six for women and five for men).
  • CAU boasts the largest student enrollment among its neighboring African-American colleges in the renowned Atlanta University Center complex, which includes Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Morris Brown College and Spelman College.
  • Clark Atlanta University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, specialist's, and doctorate degrees.
  • Our undergraduate program is one of the top 10 producers of African-American business professionals in the nation.
  • Our students have studied in Australia, Belgium, Belize, Chile, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Ghana, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Martinique, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, and Venezuela.

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