Clark Atlanta University

Men's D2 Coach: Bo Bivens
5 / 10
3,325 Undergrads / 3,911 Students
9 / 10
$27,931 Net Price
7 / 10
55% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Southern (SIAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
31% / 44%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
On campus housing is provided and is required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • United States
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Greater Boston Area
Where Grads Work
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • AT&T
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Delta Air Lines
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Wells Fargo
  • City of Atlanta
  • State Farm
  • The Home Depot
  • Bank of America
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • US Army
  • Georgia State University
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
What Grads Do
  • Business Development
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Community and Social Services
  • Sales
  • Media and Communication
  • Administrative
  • Information Technology
  • Arts and Design
  • Support
  • Healthcare Services
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Program and Project Management
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Critical Reading
420 - 490
460 - 530
880 - 1020
17 - 20

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Applicants 16,483 3,781 12,702
% Admitted 55% 55% 55%
% Admits That Enroll 9% 8% 9%
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Business (26%)
Business Administration and Management, General (23%)
Communication & Journalism (18%)
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other (18%)
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (11%)
Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (11%)
Psychology (11%)
Psychology, General (11%)
Visual & Performing Arts (7%)
Human Services, General (5%)
Social Work (5%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General (4%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
Fashion/Apparel Design (4%)
Computer & Information Sciences (3%)
Education (3%)
Social Sciences (2%)
Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$23,144
Books & Supplies$1,500
Cost of Living$11,238
Personal Expenses$3,312
Sticker Price$39,194

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

97% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship81%$10,223
Federal Grants66%$5,280
Pell Grants66%$5,015
Other Federal6%$2,930
State & Local Grants20%$3,234
Institutional Grants28%$15,088
Student Loans87%$7,763
Federal Loans86%$6,036
Other Loans11%$13,534

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $71.4 Million $18,266

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $31,000.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $17,500 $330

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 12.1%

Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 2,027 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $35,500

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 8.07 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 31% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 1 1
Fondling 1 1
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery 3 3
Aggravated Assault - -
Burglary 10 9
Motor Vehicle Theft 1 -
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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