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Clayton State University Data & Information Overview

108 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
63% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Clayton State University Ranked?

#1,786 Best Colleges in Nation
#50 Best Colleges in GA
Legal Support Services Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 108 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is legal support services.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Clayton State University is ranked #1,786 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Clayton State University also holds the #50 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Clayton State University?

63% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Clayton State University has an acceptance rate of 63%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Clayton State University.

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Clayton State University Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
64% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Clayton State University is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clayton State University

65% Freshmen Retention
8% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 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 8%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  8 out of 100

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Clayton State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,680 Full-Time Undergraduates
85.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
71.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,376 undergraduates at Clayton State University with 3,680 being full-time and 2,696 being part-time.

How Much Does Clayton State University Cost?

$11,663 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
$21,648 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Clayton State University is $11,663. 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 +

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 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,412 a year. That adds up to $21,648 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clayton State University is 7.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Clayton State University Graduates Make?

$43,853 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Clayton State University make around $43,853 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Clayton State University students since it is 3% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Clayton State University

Georgia State
3,680 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
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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Contact details for Clayton State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address:2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, GA 30260-0285

Clayton State University Majors

36 Majors With Completions
1,124 Undergraduate Degrees
191 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Clayton State University. Of these students, 1,124 received undergraduate degrees and 191 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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management132$41,451
Liberal Arts General Studies106$31,701
Health Sciences & Services105$28,105
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology104$22,426
Dental Support Services55$49,822
Health & Medical Administrative Services52$30,983
Criminal Justice & Corrections41$32,275
General Biology38$30,047
General English Literature28$24,496

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

86% Take At Least One Class Online
42% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 5,893 students took at least one online class at Clayton State University. This is a decrease from the 6,757 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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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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