Clark Atlanta University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,888
1.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,931
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.4%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
54.8%
16,483 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,920
93.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
44.7%
279 Graduates

About

Clark Atlanta University is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clark Atlanta University were General Business Administration & Management (111 degrees awarded), Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication (89 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (55 degrees).

In 2019, 691 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clark Atlanta University. 71.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (538 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (52 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $20,888, which is $-7,612 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $20,888, which is $-7,612 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,931.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,888
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Clark Atlanta University was $20,888. The cost of tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $-7,612 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$27,931
2019 Value
2.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Clark Atlanta University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,931. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Clark Atlanta University grew by 2.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,156
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clark Atlanta University was of $11,156 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.56% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Clark Atlanta University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.22% with respect to 2018, when 82% 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.
13.4%
2017 Default Rate
174
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Clark Atlanta University was 13.4%, which represents 174 out of the 1298 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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Admissions

Clark Atlanta University received 16,483 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.3% annual growth. Out of those 16,483 applicants, 9,036 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,920 students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University in 2019, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clark Atlanta University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.01%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
9,036
Accepted Out of 16,483

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clark Atlanta University was 54.8% (9,036 admissions from 16,483 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 51.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 10.3%, while admissions grew by 16.6%.

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage
561
Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Clark Atlanta University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clark Atlanta University has a total enrollment of 3,920 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark Atlanta University is 3,669 students and the part-time enrollment is 251. This means that 93.6% of students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clark Atlanta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.3% Black or African American, 0.281% Hispanic or Latino, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.179% White, 0.102% 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 (71.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.9%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (0.184%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (63.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.725%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clark Atlanta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,920 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark Atlanta University is 3,669 and the part-time enrollment is 251. This means that 93.6% of students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    3,580
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    11
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    8

The enrolled student population at Clark Atlanta University is 91.3% Black or African American, 0.281% Hispanic or Latino, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.179% White, 0.102% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 178 students (4.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 299 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 (538 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (52 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clark Atlanta University is General Business Administration & Management (111 degrees awarded), followed by Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication (89 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (55 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 Public Administration and Social Service (116 degrees awarded), Communications (89 degrees), and Protective Services (60 degrees).

Workforce

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 (302,432 people), Social workers, all other (291,166 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (196,958 people), Postsecondary teachers (173,509 people), and Police officers (158,260 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Public Administration and Social Service (116 degrees awarded), Communications (89 degrees), Protective Services (60 degrees), Physical Sciences (20 degrees), and Psychology (54 degrees).

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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, Computer hardware engineers, Public relations specialists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Public Administration and Social Service (116 degrees awarded), Communications (89 degrees), Protective Services (60 degrees), Physical Sciences (20 degrees), and Psychology (54 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 (610,857 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (454,818 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (442,627 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (322,514 people), and Individual & family services (263,999 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Public Administration and Social Service (116 degrees awarded), Communications (89 degrees), Protective Services (60 degrees), Physical Sciences (20 degrees), and Psychology (54 degrees).

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Degrees

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. 111 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 89 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 55 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clark Atlanta University was General Business Administration & Management with 111 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

196
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
495
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Clark Atlanta University, which is 0.396 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (495).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Clark Atlanta University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.74 times less than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 82 degrees were awarded to women at Clark Atlanta University in Social Work, which is 5.47 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 26% of students graduating from Clark Atlanta University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clark Atlanta University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 15.8% of graduates (44 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
    538 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    52 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clark Atlanta University is black or african american (538 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (52 degrees).

7.53% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    410 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    128 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clark Atlanta University is black or african american female (410 degrees awarded). There were 3.2 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (128 degrees).

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Operations

Clark Atlanta University has an endowment valued at nearly $72.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.61M (4.97%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Clark Atlanta University had a total salary expenditure of $104M. Clark Atlanta University employs 78 Associate professors, 46 Professors, and 29 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clark Atlanta University are Male Associate professors (44), Male Professors(38), and Female Associate professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 160 employees, Service, with 50 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$72.5M
2019 Endowment
1.49%
growth from 2018

Clark Atlanta University has an endowment valued at about $72.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Clark Atlanta University grew 1.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $239M 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. $16.1M - Federal
  2. $716k - State
  3. $11.8k - Local

As of 2019, Clark Atlanta University received $16.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $716k from state grants and contracts, and $11.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$41.5M
2019 Salaries
5.17%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Clark Atlanta University paid a median of $41.5M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($104M) and a 5.17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.22% growth from 2017 and a 0.733% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.4M
Instructional Salaries
181
Number of Employees

In 2019, Clark Atlanta University paid a total of $13.4M to 181 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
78 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
160 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University were Associate professor with 78 employees; Professor with 46 employees; and Professor with 29 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University were Office and Administrative Support with 160 employees; Service with 50 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University was Male Associate professor with 44 employees, Male Professor with 38 employees, and Female Associate professor with 34 employees.

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

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