Is CAU a Good School for the Money?
Clark Atlanta University Value Report
What is a CAU degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares CAU with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.
Within Georgia, CAU Offers Average Quality for a High Price.
Clark Atlanta University is ranked #25 out of #56 in Georgia for quality and #41 out of #46 for Georgia value.
This makes it average quality that is overpriced in the state.
Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the CAU financial aid page to be sure.
Below Average Value Nationwide
Clark Atlanta University is ranked #1,257 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.
Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Clark Atlanta University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|Henderson State University||$79,137||B|
|Southwestern Oklahoma State University||$99,737||C+|
|Austin Peay State University||$109,498||C-|
|Clark Atlanta University||$131,047||F|
|University of Central Oklahoma||$132,406||F|
|Western Oregon University||$155,503||F|
|Southern Oregon University||$178,842||F|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $131,047 For That Piece of Paper
The average CAU student's degree will cost an estimated $131,047. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $30,547 and a typical 4.29 years to graduate.
|Average Yearly Cost||$30,547|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.29|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$131,047|
Many Factors Affect Net Price
Consider the average CAU student takes 4.29 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your CAU degree may cost less than average.
Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?
Net price can vary based on your unique situation.
Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at CAU.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$168,142||#1,166||D-|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$122,904||#1,282||F|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$168,142||#36||D-|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$122,904||#41||F|
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Georgia.
About 97% of CAU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CAU financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates value by calculating average CAU cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.
Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.
College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.