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Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African-Americans. 

Building on its social justice history and heritage, Clark Atlanta University is a culturally diverse, research-intensive, liberal arts institution that prepares and transforms the lives of students. CAU is located in the heart of Atlanta which is the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement and the modern center of emerging technologies and innovation. Ignited by its history, CAU is committed to delivering education that is accessible, relevant, and transformative.

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We don’t just give students an education and experiences that set them up for success in a career. We help them succeed in their career—to discover a field they’re passionate about and dare to lead it.

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Road To $250 Million

The "CAU Road to $250 Million" campaign is the largest fundraising campaign in Clark Atlanta University's history. With a historic $250 million-dollar fundraising goal, the campaign is expanding CAU’s global leadership and innovation capacity. Your contribution acts as a commitment to unlocking the potential of CAU scholars and advancing change.

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