Clayton State University
Morrow, GA 30260-0285


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 6,996
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,305 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Clayton State University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,295 applications and only 939 students were granted admission. Clayton State University is at the #39 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Clayton State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,142 and in-state students paid $3,886.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Clayton State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 74% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,950 (which is 11.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Clayton State University in 2016-2017, was 353, which is 70% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,428 (which is 21.2% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Clayton State University has enrolled a total of 6,996 students (3,811 students full-time and 3,185 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,996 students, 865 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 31% men and 69% women and 6,555 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 441 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 896 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 61%

White: 20%

Asian: 6%

Hispanic: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Clayton State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 27% 1,029 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 16% 601 31
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 12% 476 0
Psychology 6% 238
Legal Professions And Studies 4% 160
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 152 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 98
Education 2% 69
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 1% 56
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 50

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Clayton State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Clayton State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,800. Last year, out of the total 1,995 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,796 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,180 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,875 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,800 $37,600
Employment Rate 90% 86%
Total Graduates 1,995 2,180

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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11.5 mile away
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32.6 mile away
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39.2 mile away
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60.2 mile away
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