Clark Atlanta University (CAU), formed in 1988 as a result of the consolidation of two independent historically black institutions â€” Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), is a United Methodist Church-related, private, coeducational, residential, and comprehensive urban research university. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional, and non-degree certificate programs.
The main campus, with 39 academic, administrative, and student support buildings spanning over 126 acres of land, is located about 1.5 miles southwest from the heart of metro downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The University is accessible from all major arteries â€“ I-20, I-75/I-85, and I-285 of the State as well as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The University offers 38 major areas of study through four schools â€“ Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; and Social Work and awards Bachelorâ€™s, Masterâ€™s, Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. Highest enrolled undergraduate fields: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Mass Media Arts, Psychology.