Georgia Supreme Court Rules That Clark Atlanta University Was Within Its Rights to Shut Down Its Engineering Program

The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled earlier this month that Clark Atlanta University, the historically black educational institution in Atlanta, was within its rights to close down its program in engineering. In 2003 the university announced that it was dropping its engineering program to cut costs. It delayed the closing until 2008 so that all engineering students enrolled at the school in 2003 could complete their degree programs before the program was ended.

In 2005 faculty and engineering students at the university filed a lawsuit seeking to force the university to keep the program. A state court threw out the case and the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed that decision.