Clark Atlanta University

Private, Four-years School Located in Atlanta, GA

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How much is the CAU tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, CAU's tuition & fees is $24,730 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $40,924 when a student lives on-campus.

CAU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$24,730
Books & Supplies Costs$1,900
On-campus Room & Board$10,982
On-campus Expenses$3,312
Off-campus Room & Board$10,982
Off-campus Expenses$3,312
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$24,730

How Much Does it Cost to Go to CAU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $106,539 at CAU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $172,205. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $122,671.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$25,469$40,566$28,724
Sophomore (2024-25)$26,231$42,175$29,980
Junior (2025-26)$27,015$43,855$31,295
Senior (2026-27)$27,823$45,609$32,672
4 Years Total$106,539$172,205$122,671
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$26,231$42,175$29,980
Sophomore (2025-26)$27,015$43,855$31,295
Junior (2026-27)$27,823$45,609$32,672
Senior (2027-28)$28,655$47,439$34,116
4 Years Total$109,725$179,079$128,063
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$27,015$43,855$31,295
Sophomore (2026-27)$27,823$45,609$32,672
Junior (2027-28)$28,655$47,439$34,116
Senior (2028-29)$29,512$49,351$35,630
4 Years Total$113,006$186,254$133,713
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$27,823$45,609$32,672
Sophomore (2027-28)$28,655$47,439$34,116
Junior (2028-29)$29,512$49,351$35,630
Senior (2029-30)$30,394$51,348$37,216
4 Years Total$116,385$193,746$139,634
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$28,655$47,439$34,116
Sophomore (2028-29)$29,512$49,351$35,630
Junior (2029-30)$30,394$51,348$37,216
Senior (2030-31)$31,303$53,433$38,879
4 Years Total$119,865$201,571$145,841

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, CAU' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $19,171.
In-StateOut-of-State
Clark Atlanta University$24,730
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,539
Public Schools$5,081$9,838
Private Schools$19,171

Financial Aid and COA

At Clark Atlanta University, 2,957 students (87%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $11,498.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CAU is $29,426 for students living on-campus and $29,426 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,069 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,431 and the average amount of student loans is $6,735.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$40,924
COA (off-campus)$40,924
Tuition & Fees$24,730
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,194
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,194
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,426
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,426
Average Financial Aid$11,498
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,95787%$11,498
Pell Grants2,31768%$5,239
Federal Student Loan2,93487%$10,303
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,06996%-
Grants or Scholarships92383%$9,431
Federal Grants82675%$5,717
Pell Grants81674%$5,326
Other Federal Grants12511%$3,013
State/Local Grants15414%$3,285
Institutional Grants42138%$8,258
Student Loan Aid97488%$6,735
Federal Student Loans97088%$6,045
Other Student Loans737%$9,533

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

CAU's acceptance rate is 58.24%. A total of 16,718 applicants applied to and 9,737 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,123 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 11.53%.
To apply to CAU, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants16,7183,726$12,992
Admitted9,7371,928$7,809
Enrolled1,123254$869
Acceptance Rate58.24%51.74%60.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)11.53%13.17%11.13%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to CAU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 957 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 19.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total9578601,053
National Average1,168
Georgia Average1,112
SAT EBRW497450543
SAT Math460410510
ACT Composite191720
National Average24
Georgia Average22

Student Population

Clark Atlanta University has a total of 4,000 students including 3,427 undergraduate and 573 graduate students. By gender, there are 986 male students and 3,069 female students attending CAU. The school offers online degree programs and 171 students enrolled online exclusively (4.28% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,055 9863,069
Undergraduate3,390 8032,587
Graduate665 183482

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address223 James P Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA
Phone404-880-8000
WEBwww.cau.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered66 Programs
Graduate Program Offered33 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate56.26%
Yield12.73%
Student Population4,000
Graduation Rate46%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate71% (Full-time), 47% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties177 (Full-time), 105 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs556 (Full-time), 133 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$71,174
Average Staff Salary$62,377