Clark Atlanta University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,990
9.09% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$29,100
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.96%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
59%
15,613 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,776
91.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
42.4%
299 Graduates

About

Clark Atlanta University is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clark Atlanta University were General Business Administration & Management (147 degrees awarded), Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication (124 degrees), and General Psychology (73 degrees).

In 2020, 880 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clark Atlanta University. 74.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (747 degrees), 7.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (97 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $18,990, which is $−9,573 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $18,990, which is $−9,573 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,100.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students attending Clark Atlanta University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$18,990
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Clark Atlanta University was $18,990. The cost of tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $−9,573 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$29,100
2020 Value
4.19%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Clark Atlanta University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,100. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Clark Atlanta University grew by 4.19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,238
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clark Atlanta University was of $11,238 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 0.735% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Clark Atlanta University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.61% with respect to 2019, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.96%
2018 Default Rate
127
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Clark Atlanta University was 9.96%, which represents 127 out of the 1275 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Clark Atlanta University received 15,613 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.28% annual decline. Out of those 15,613 applicants, 9,219 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59% acceptance rate.

There were 3,776 students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University in 2020, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clark Atlanta University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.53%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
9,219
Accepted Out of 15,613

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clark Atlanta University was 59% (9,219 admissions from 15,613 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 54.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.28%, while admissions grew by 2.03%.

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SAT Scores

68%
Submission Percentage
531
Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at Clark Atlanta University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Clark Atlanta University has a total enrollment of 3,776 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark Atlanta University is 3,448 students and the part-time enrollment is 328. This means that 91.3% of students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clark Atlanta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.8% Black or African American, 0.318% Hispanic or Latino, 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.159% White, 0.106% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (67.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (0.203%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (60.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.604%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clark Atlanta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,776 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark Atlanta University is 3,448 and the part-time enrollment is 328. This means that 91.3% of students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2020 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 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), Clark Atlanta University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    3,241
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    12
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    10

The enrolled student population at Clark Atlanta University is 85.8% Black or African American, 0.318% Hispanic or Latino, 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.159% White, 0.106% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% 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, 427 students (11.3%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 434 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 (747 degrees awarded). There were 7.7 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (97 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clark Atlanta University is General Business Administration & Management (147 degrees awarded), followed by Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication (124 degrees) and General Psychology (73 degrees).

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 Communications (124 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), and Protective Services (69 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 Other managers (233,320 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (190,333 people), Social workers, all other (179,003 people), Police officers (135,868 people), and Postsecondary teachers (100,337 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Communications (124 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Protective Services (69 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (73 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Surgeons

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Communications (124 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Protective Services (69 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (73 degrees).

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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 (437,606 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (359,524 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (284,041 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (173,190 people), and Computer Systems Design (159,711 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Communications (124 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Protective Services (69 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (73 degrees).

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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
  1. 147 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 124 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 73 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clark Atlanta University was General Business Administration & Management with 147 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

223
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
657
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 223 degrees were awarded to men at Clark Atlanta University, which is 0.339 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (657).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Clark Atlanta University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.566 times less than the 106 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 106 degrees were awarded to women at Clark Atlanta University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.77 times more than the 60 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from Clark Atlanta University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clark Atlanta University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 11.7% of graduates (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    747 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    97 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clark Atlanta University is black or african american (747 degrees awarded). There were 7.7 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (97 degrees).

11% of degree recipients (97 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    586 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    161 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Clark Atlanta University is black or african american female (586 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (161 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Clark Atlanta University has an endowment valued at nearly $74.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.41M (5.93%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Clark Atlanta University had a total salary expenditure of $102M. Clark Atlanta University employs 75 Associate professors, 46 Professors, and 28 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clark Atlanta University are Male Associate professors (40), Male Professors(37), and Female Associate professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 155 employees, Service, with 56 employees, and Management with 36 employees.

Endowment

$74.4M
2020 Endowment
2.63%
growth from 2019

Clark Atlanta University has an endowment valued at about $74.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Clark Atlanta University grew 2.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $232M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $19.9M - Federal
  2. $753k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Clark Atlanta University received $19.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $753k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$42.5M
2020 Salaries
2.38%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Clark Atlanta University paid a median of $42.5M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($102M) and a 2.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.17% growth from 2018 and a 4.22% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.5M
Instructional Salaries
177
Number of Employees

In 2020, Clark Atlanta University paid a total of $13.5M to 177 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
75 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
155 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University were Associate professor with 75 employees; Professor with 46 employees; and Professor with 28 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University were Office and Administrative Support with 155 employees; Service with 56 employees; and Management with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University was Male Associate professor with 40 employees, Male Professor with 37 employees, and Female Associate professor with 35 employees.

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

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