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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
- Business And Marketing Studies
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.
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...
SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|SAT ® Critical Reading||440 - 520|
|SAT ® Math||420 - 510|
|SAT ® Writing||420 - 500|
|SAT ® Total Score||1280 - 1530|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||18 - 22|
|ACT ® Math||17 - 21|
|ACT ® Composite Score||18 - 21|
Acceptance Rate Table
The table below lists the chances for admission at Clayton State University.
|Granted Admissions||976 (48%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||545 (56%)|
The total student enrollment at Clayton State University is about 7,100, with undergraduate students making up about 95% 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||84%||$6,888|
|Receiving Student Loans||64%||$3,319|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 9%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
The overall graduation rate of Clayton State University is around 26%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||6%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||6%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
- Music Program (more info)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
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)
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 (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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