Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a leading private historically black university located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees as well as certificate programs to students of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Clark Atlanta University is accredited by the SACS and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University – High Research Activity. Other accreditations include the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GPSC); the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA); and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division II.

The University is a member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). It is approved for listing as United Methodist Church-affiliated University by the University Senate General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

Notable CAU alumni include: Henry O. Flipper (First African American graduate of West Point), Madaline A. Williams (First African American woman elected to the New Jersey Legislature), Richard R. Wright (First African American Paymaster in the U.S. Army and first President of Savannah State University), etc.


- Clark Atlanta University is ranked 24th out of 34 in the US News & World Report’s list of historically black colleges and universities.

- Ranked as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges by The Princeton Review (2008).

- Clark Atlanta University has been selected to the Washington Monthly’s 2008 list of best colleges and universities.

- National business and consumer publications rank Clark Atlanta University high among the best buys in American higher education.

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