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Clayton State University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Clayton State University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Clayton State University Ranked?

2022 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 154 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is office administration.

Overall Quality

Clayton State University landed the #1,629 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Clayton State University also holds the #43 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Clayton State University?

Acceptance Rate

Clayton State University has an acceptance rate of 69%, 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

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

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 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 10% for first-time, full-time students at Clayton State University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  10 out of 100

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Clayton State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Clayton State University is $10,918. 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 +
$9,227 $10,373 $13,663 $15,776 $16,203

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 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,552 a year. That adds up to $26,208 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clayton State University is 9.3%. 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.


See which majors at Clayton State University make the most money.

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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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 36 majors graduated from Clayton State University. Of these students, 1,051 received undergraduate degrees and 147 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 169 $41,565
Nursing 98 $68,133
Health Sciences & Services 92 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 91 $33,828
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 90 $25,856
Health & Medical Administrative Services 53 $31,890
Accounting 37 $36,995
General Biology 31 $25,194
Marketing 29 $26,353
Computer Information Systems 29 $44,091

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 2019-2020, 6,757 students took at least one online class at Clayton State University. This is an increase from the 3,964 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 6,757 3,705
2018-2019 3,964 1,428
2017-2018 3,801 1,212
2016-2017 1,487 1,048
2015-2016 3,182 896

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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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