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Clayton State University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Clayton State University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Clayton State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Clayton State University was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Clayton State University as #1,444 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 56 colleges in Georgia, Clayton State University is ranked at #32.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Clayton State University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Clayton State University is a competitive 42%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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Clayton State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Clayton State University, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Clayton State University is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clayton State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Clayton State University is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Clayton State University is 14%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  14 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Clayton State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,368 undergraduates at Clayton State University with 3,835 being full-time and 2,533 being part-time.

Clayton State University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Clayton State University is 33.16 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  33.16 out of 100
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How Much Does Clayton State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Clayton State University is $11,160. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Clayton State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,965 $10,450 $13,552 $15,342 $15,682

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Clayton State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Clayton State University, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,343 a year. That adds up to $25,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clayton State University is 10.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Clayton State University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Clayton State University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,800 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Clayton State University

Clayton State University is a public institution located in Morrow, Georgia. Clayton State University is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Clayton State University

Contact details for Clayton State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, GA 30260-0285
Phone: 678-466-4000

Clayton State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Clayton State University. Of these students, 1,047 received undergraduate degrees and 136 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 141 $36,900
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 118 $28,800
Nursing 113 $64,000
Liberal Arts General Studies 100 $30,900
Health & Medical Administrative Services 56 $30,800
Health Sciences & Services 45 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 43 $31,800
General Biology 35 $30,800
Dental Support Services 29 $50,700
Computer Information Systems 26 $44,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Clayton State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Clayton State University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 3,801 students took at least one online class at Clayton State University. This is an increase from the 1,487 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,801 1,212
2016-2017 1,487 1,048
2015-2016 3,182 896
2014-2015 2,663 767
2013-2014 3,460 836

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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