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Clayton State University

2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, GA

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Clayton State University is a public institution located in Morrow, Georgia and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Enrollment at Clayton State University exceeds 6,600 per year.

Students can pick from several areas of study, including:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, school records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Most students admitted to Clayton State University have an SAT score within the range of 870 to 1030, or an ACT composite score between 18 to 21. 39% of those who apply are accepted to this school, of which 50 percent choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay close to $5,400, while nonresidents pay $16,000 annually. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $6,000. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.

Athletic programs are available at Clayton State University through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)

To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.clayton.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Clayton State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting accepted to Clayton State University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English18 - 21
ACT ® Math17 - 22
ACT ® Composite Score18 - 21

Acceptance Rate Table

The table below lists the chances for admission at Clayton State University.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants2,571
Granted Admissions990 (39%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled499 (50%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Clayton State University is about 6,600, with undergraduate students making up about 96% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,100. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State Tuition: $3,600-$4,300
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $13,000-$15,760
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $150-$180 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $550-$660 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships84%$6,888
Receiving Student Loans64%$3,319

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Clayton State University may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Clayton State University is around 26%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years6%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Intercollegiate Athletics

Clayton State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Peach Belt Conference)
  • Track and Field (Peach Belt Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Psychology

  • Community Psychology (B)

Business and Marketing Studies

Education

  • Middle School Education (B)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (M)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (M)

Security and Protective Services

Legal Professions and Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Social Sciences

English Language and Literature

History

Communications and Journalism

Visual and Performing Arts

Mathematics and Statistics

Recreation and Fitness Studies

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