Clark Atlanta University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,948
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$30,015
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.08%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
56.3%
16,153 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,000
91.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.2%
456 Graduates

About

Clark Atlanta University is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Clark Atlanta University were General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees awarded), General Psychology (72 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (55 degrees).

In 2022, 808 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clark Atlanta University. 77.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (711 degrees), 142 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $21,948, which is $−8,202 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $21,948, which is $−8,202 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,015.

In 2022, 87% of undergraduate students attending Clark Atlanta University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$21,948
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Clark Atlanta University was $21,948. The cost of tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $−8,202 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$30,015
2022 Value
0.928%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Clark Atlanta University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,015. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Clark Atlanta University grew by 0.928%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,222
Room and Board
$1,900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clark Atlanta University was of $10,222 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 11.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Clark Atlanta University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.57% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.08%
2019 Default Rate
53
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Clark Atlanta University was 4.08%, which represents 53 out of the 1299 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Clark Atlanta University received 16,153 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.38% annual growth. Out of those 16,153 applicants, 9,088 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,000 students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clark Atlanta University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
9,088
Accepted Out of 16,153

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clark Atlanta University was 56.3% (9,088 admissions from 16,153 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 58.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.38%, while admissions declined by −6.67%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
95
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Clark Atlanta University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clark Atlanta University had a total enrollment of 4,000 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Clark Atlanta University is 3,649 students and the part-time enrollment is 351. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clark Atlanta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.1% Black or African American, 0.425% White, 0.225% Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.075% Asian.

Students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (45.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (13.6%) and White Female (0.399%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (41.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (13.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clark Atlanta University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,000 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark Atlanta University is 3,649 and the part-time enrollment is 351. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Clark Atlanta University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Clark Atlanta University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    2,404 enrolled students
  2. White
    17 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Clark Atlanta University is 60.1% Black or African American, 0.425% White, 0.225% Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.075% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,527 students (38.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 450 more women than men received degrees from Clark Atlanta University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clark Atlanta University is black or african american (711 degrees awarded). There were 142 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (5 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clark Atlanta University is General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (72 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (55 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Clark Atlanta University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), and Psychology (72 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Physicians (436,541 people), Other managers (323,520 people), Social workers, all other (280,295 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (279,655 people), and Postsecondary teachers (227,055 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), Psychology (72 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), and Biology (53 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), Psychology (72 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), and Biology (53 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Elementary & secondary schools (772,251 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (716,816 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (578,225 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (434,897 people), and Outpatient care centers (305,912 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), Psychology (72 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), and Biology (53 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Clark Atlanta University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 99 degrees awarded
  2. 72 degrees awarded
  3. 55 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clark Atlanta University was General Business Administration & Management with 99 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

179
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
629
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 179 degrees were awarded to men at Clark Atlanta University, which is 0.285 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (629).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Clark Atlanta University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.336 times less than the 110 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Clark Atlanta University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.97 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Clark Atlanta University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Clark Atlanta University is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 9.43% of graduates (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    711 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clark Atlanta University is black or african american (711 degrees awarded). There were 142 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (5 degrees).

7.05% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    567 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    144 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Clark Atlanta University is black or african american female (567 degrees awarded). There were 3.94 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (144 degrees).

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Operations

Clark Atlanta University has an endowment valued at nearly $92.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.3%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Clark Atlanta University had a total salary expenditure of 137M. Clark Atlanta University employs 73 Associate professors, 39 Professors and 38 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clark Atlanta University are Female Associate professor (37), Male Associate professor (36), and Male Professor (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 151 employees, Service, with 55 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees.

Endowment

$92.5M
2022 Endowment
9.69%
decline from 2021

Clark Atlanta University has an endowment valued at about $92.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Clark Atlanta University declined 9.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $280M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$48.7M
2022 Salaries
10.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Clark Atlanta University paid a median of $48.7M in salaries, which represents 35.5% of their overall expenditure ($137M) and a 10.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.2M
Instructional Salaries
190
Number of Employees

In 2022, Clark Atlanta University paid a total of $14.2M to 190 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
73 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
151 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University were Associate professor with 73 employees, Professor with 39 employees, and Assistant professor with 38 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University were Office and Administrative Support with 151 employees, Service with 55 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University was Female Associate professor with 37 employees, Male Associate professor with 36 employees, and Male Professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Clark Atlanta University.

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