Leveraging its distinctive history, Clark Atlanta University is an urban research university that transforms the lives of students and their communities by preparing citizen leaders to be problem-solvers through innovative learning programs; supportive interactions with faculty, staff, and students; exemplary scholarship; and purposeful service.

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Atlanta University, founded in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, with subsequent assistance from the Freedman's Bureau, was, before consolidation, the nation's oldest graduate institution serving a predominantly African-American student body.  


In 1929-1930, the institution began offering graduate education exclusively in various liberal arts areas, and in the social and natural sciences.  It gradually added professional programs in social work, library science and business administration.  The institution during this period associated with Spelman and Morehouse colleges in a university plan known as the Atlanta University System.  The campus was moved to its present site, and the modern organization of the Atlanta University Center emerged.


The mission of the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is to provide leadership in the establishment of partnerships between the faculty, the institution and its constituents, the facilitation of technology transfer and commercialization, and the development and implementation of the operational processes and policies of the research enterprise at CAU including the delivery of pre- and postaward services. This mission is realized through the delivery of value-added, "one-stop" support and management throughout the research and sponsored programs process through the collaboration of research administration, CAU research enterprise and technology transfer and commercialization efforts.


Clark Atlanta University's Center for Career and Professional Development works to prepare and position you for internships and career opportunities, including enrollment in graduate and professional schools.  We believe that you are smart, capable and strong.  Let us help ensure that prospective employers and admissions counselors get to know you in the same, competitive light!  Tomorrow is in YOUR hands.  Let us help prepare you to put your future into the hands of global recruiters and educators.

Student Life

Campus life

Our goal is to provide excellent customer service as quickly, conveniently and efficiently as possible.  As you explore our webpage, you will find the Office of Campus Services consists of several services offered on a daily basis, with direct report areas like the Bookstore, Dining Services, Mail Center, Parking Office, Printshop, and the Panther PAWCard Office. In addition to these areas, Campus Services also manages the contracts for snack and beverage vending, Pure Water units, ATM services (Wells Fargo and Bank of America only), and washers/dryers located in the residence halls.

Student clubs

At Clark Atlanta University we believe that in order for our students to be successful post-graduation, we must help build the "Whole Student". We accomplish this by providing students with an educational experience beyond the classroom. Through a host of clubs, organizations and activities that foster cultural awareness, social responsibility and leadership discovery; we believe that the "whole student" is created. Furthermore, these involvements help students build life-long relationships with peers outside of their classroom. At Clark Atlanta University, we have an activity for all our students! 


The School of Education at Clark Atlanta University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation covers Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Secondary Mathematics and Science, Special Education-General Curriculum, Counselor Education, and Educational Leadership. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure or other purposes.


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