Clark Atlanta University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,476
3% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$26,809
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
11%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
57.9%
13,940 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
3,992
91.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
39.8%
326 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 Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication (87 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (86 degrees), and General Psychology (50 degrees).

In 2017, 718 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clark Atlanta University. 72.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (573 degrees), 8.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (71 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $20,476, which is $-6,024 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $20,476, which is $-6,024 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,809.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,476
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Clark Atlanta University was $20,476. The cost of tuition at Clark Atlanta University is $-6,024 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$26,809
2017 Value
3.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Clark Atlanta University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,809. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Clark Atlanta University grew by 3.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,800
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clark Atlanta University was of $10,800 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.07% between 2016 and 2017. 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
83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Clark Atlanta University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.35% with respect to 2016, when 85% 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.
11%
2016 Default Rate
150
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Clark Atlanta University was 11%, which represents 150 out of the 1366 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 13,940 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 29.9% annual growth. Out of those 13,940 applicants, 8,075 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,992 students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University in 2017, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clark Atlanta University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
8,075
Accepted Out of 13,940

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clark Atlanta University was 57.9% (8,075 admissions from 13,940 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 71.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 29.9%, while admissions grew by 4.72%.

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SAT Scores

54%
Submission Percentage
491
Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at Clark Atlanta University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clark Atlanta University has a total enrollment of 3,992 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark Atlanta University is 3,646 students and the part-time enrollment is 346. 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 82.2% Black or African American, 0.175% Hispanic or Latino, 0.125% Asian, 0.125% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.125% White, 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 majority Black or African American Female (65.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.0941%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (47.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.436%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clark Atlanta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,992 students. The full-time enrollment at Clark Atlanta University is 3,646 and the part-time enrollment is 346. This means that 91.3% of students enrolled at Clark Atlanta University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2017 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 70%. 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
    3,281
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    7
  3. Asian
    5

The enrolled student population at Clark Atlanta University is 82.2% Black or African American, 0.175% Hispanic or Latino, 0.125% Asian, 0.125% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.125% White, 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 337 students (8.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 328 more women than men received degrees from Clark Atlanta University. The majority of degree recipients at Clark Atlanta University are black or african american (573 degrees awarded). There were 8.07 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (71 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clark Atlanta University is Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication (87 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (86 degrees) and General Psychology (50 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 (134 degrees awarded), Communications (87 degrees), and Physical Sciences (23 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 Physicians (454,282 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (313,102 people), Other managers (304,154 people), Postsecondary teachers (274,482 people), and Social workers, all other (181,442 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Public Administration and Social Service (134 degrees awarded), Communications (87 degrees), Physical Sciences (23 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Biology (48 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Public Administration and Social Service (134 degrees awarded), Communications (87 degrees), Physical Sciences (23 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Biology (48 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (621,324 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (613,268 people), Elementary & secondary schools (603,724 people), Offices of physicians (227,528 people), and Computer Systems Design (211,864 people).

The most specialized majors at Clark Atlanta University are Public Administration and Social Service (134 degrees awarded), Communications (87 degrees), Physical Sciences (23 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Biology (48 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. 87 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 86 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 50 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clark Atlanta University was Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication with 87 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 195
  2. 523

In 2017, 195 degrees were awarded to men at Clark Atlanta University, which is 0.373 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (523).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Clark Atlanta University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.625 times less than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 96 degrees were awarded to women at Clark Atlanta University in Social Work, which is 4.57 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clark Atlanta University is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 6.75% of graduates (22 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
    573 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clark Atlanta University is black or african american (573 degrees awarded). There were 8.07 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (71 degrees).

9.89% of degree recipients (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    439 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    134 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clark Atlanta University is black or african american female (439 degrees awarded). There were 3.28 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (134 degrees).

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Operations

Clark Atlanta University has an endowment valued at nearly $68.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.01M (13.2%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Clark Atlanta University had a total salary expenditure of $92.8M. Clark Atlanta University employs 62 Associate professors, 48 Professors, and 46 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clark Atlanta University are Male Associate professors (39), Male Professors(38), and Female Assistant professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 130 employees, Service, with 47 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$68.5M
2017 Endowment
10.1%
growth from 2016

Clark Atlanta University has an endowment valued at about $68.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Clark Atlanta University grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $218M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $13.9M - Federal
  2. $533k - State
  3. $73.1k - Local

As of 2017, Clark Atlanta University received $13.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $533k from state grants and contracts, and $73.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$37.9M
2017 Salaries
0.733%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Clark Atlanta University paid a median of $37.9M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($92.8M) and a 0.733% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.81% growth from 2015 and a 0.066% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.8M
Instructional Salaries
179
Number of Employees

In 2017, Clark Atlanta University paid a total of $11.8M to 179 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
62 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
130 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University were Associate professor with 62 employees; Professor with 48 employees; and Professor with 46 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University were Office and Administrative Support with 130 employees; Service with 47 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media 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 Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clark Atlanta University was Male Associate professor with 39 employees, Male Professor with 38 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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

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