2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, undergraduate tuition & fees at CAU is $23,144. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at Clark Atlanta University is $24,143. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 4.32% from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 0.57% from the previous year. The undergraduate tuition and fees at Clark Atlanta University are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($45,210 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$22,186$14,468
2019-2020$23,144$14,550
Change % 2019-20204.32%0.57%
2020-2021$24,143$14,632
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees are $17,796 for academic year 2019-2020. The estimated graduate school tuition & fees at CAU is $17,959 for academic year 2020-2021. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 4.32% from the previous year. The graduate tuition and fees at Clark Atlanta University are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,565 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$17,634$14,468
2019-2020$17,796$14,550
Change % 2019-20200.92%0.57%
2020-2021$17,959$14,632
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at CAU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate2018-2019$862
2019-2020$861
2020-2021$860
Graduate2018-2019$896
2019-2020$896
2020-2021$896
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Clark Atlanta University graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $28,400 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $38,200 for Clark Atlanta University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$28,400$28,100$28,500
7 Years After Graduation$31,000--
8 Years After Graduation$32,600--
9 Years After Graduation$35,100--
10 Years After Graduation$38,200$38,400$38,100

CAU 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at CAU for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $94,461. Since the tuition & fees at Clark Atlanta University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Clark Atlanta University.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Clark Atlanta University
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$23,331$23,520$23,710$23,901$94,461
Class of 2025Fall 2021$23,520$23,710$23,901$24,094$95,224
Class of 2026Fall 2022$23,710$23,901$24,094$24,289$95,994
Class of 2027Fall 2023$23,901$24,094$24,289$24,485$96,769
Class of 2028Fall 2024$24,094$24,289$24,485$24,683$97,551
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Clark Atlanta University. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $160,394. Since the tuition & fees at Clark Atlanta University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Clark Atlanta University.
4 years COA at Clark Atlanta University
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$39,552$39,914$40,279$40,648$160,394
Class of 2025Fall 2021$39,914$40,279$40,648$41,021$161,863
Class of 2026Fall 2022$40,279$40,648$41,021$41,397$163,346
Class of 2027Fall 2023$40,648$41,021$41,397$41,777$164,843
Class of 2028Fall 2024$41,021$41,397$41,777$42,161$166,356
Last year, 82 students ( 2.47% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $118,214. Since the tuition & fees at Clark Atlanta University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Clark Atlanta University.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Clark Atlanta University
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$29,007$29,369$29,734$30,103$118,214
Class of 2025Fall 2021$29,369$29,734$30,103$30,476$119,683
Class of 2026Fall 2022$29,734$30,103$30,476$30,852$121,166
Class of 2027Fall 2023$30,103$30,476$30,852$31,232$122,663
Class of 2028Fall 2024$30,476$30,852$31,232$31,616$124,176

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2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Clark Atlanta University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Clark Atlanta University 2020 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$23,144$1,500 $14,550
Graduate$17,796 $1,500$14,550

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