Clark Atlanta University was established June 24, 1988 from two separate institutions – Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869). Through its parent universities, the school has a long history of serving the African American community.
Atlanta University was the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans. Scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois wrote his most influential works while an Atlanta University faculty member. Clark College was the nation’s first four-year liberal arts college with a predominantly African-American student body.
Offering over 40 bachelor, master and doctoral level degrees, CAU is the Atlanta University Center’s most comprehensive institution.