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Clayton State University

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Clayton State University is a public university in Morrow, Georgia. Clayton State University is a part of the University System of Georgia.

The main campus is located in a wooded area of 163 acres (0.66 km2), with several ponds and a lake, in the north-central part of Clayton County in suburban south metro Atlanta. The campus is located fifteen minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The University has 208 full-time faculty and 356 full-time staff.

Clayton State maintains an instructional site in Peachtree City. Since 1991, Clayton State's Spivey Hall enjoys recognition as one of the world's best concert halls, presenting jazz, classical music and all manner of musical entertainment. Clayton State is a part of the Division II NCAA sports in basketball, soccer, cross-country, tennis, golf and cheerleading programs.

Clayton State University's School of Business and College of Health enjoy state-wide reputations. The Harry S. Downs Continuing Education Center, overlooking the main campus lake, is home to multiple language programs along with many personal growth programs and some technical programs. The Downs Center is also a venue for conferences and special events.

The institution was founded in 1969 and was originally known as Clayton Junior College. When the school became a four-year institution in 1986, the institute took on the name Clayton State College. In 1996, the Georgia Board of Regents renamed many higher-ed institutions, with Clayton State becoming Clayton College & State University. In 2005, the name was changed to Clayton State University. In 2004, the go ahead for developing a masters program was given by the Board of Regents. Clayton State University currently offers eight masters degree programs and 40 baccalaureate degree majors. The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree program was formally approved in November 2005 and is now part of the School of Graduate Studies that guides eight graduate programs including: MALS, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Teaching English, Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, and Master of Archival Studies. The Master of Science in Psychology degree will be offered beginning fall 2010.

In fall of 2008, Clayton State University opened its first on-campus housing facility, Laker Hall, with capacity for 451 beds. Laker Hall is Georgia's first and only gigabit ethernet service residence hall.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $12,813.00 avg tuition

2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
(678) 466-4000

Apply online Admissions:
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Financial Aid:
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Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Clayton State University

Statistics:
Applied 2,571
Admitted 990 39%
Enrolled total 499
Full Time: 390
Part Time 109
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 440 520
SAT Math 430 510
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 18 21
ACT English 18 21
ACT Math 17 22
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 67%
4-year graduation rate 12%
6-year graduation rate 29%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Do not know
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Clayton State University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $3,522.00 $3,522.00 $12,813.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,404.00 $1,404.00 $1,404.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $147.00 $147.00 $534.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,073.00 $6,073.00 $23,848.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,404.00 $1,404.00 $1,404.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $253.00 $253.00 $994.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $8,634.00 $12,222.00 $2,500.00
Other Expenses $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $40.00
Graduate Application Fee $75.00
Books and Supplies $2,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 90%
Percent receiving grant aid 84%
Avg amount of grant aid $6,888.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 64%
Avg amount of student loan aid $3,319.00

Clayton State University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other X
Business/Commerce, General X
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Office Management and Supervision X
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications X
Information Science/Studies X X
Information Technology X
EDUCATION
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist X
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management X
Medical/Clinical Assistant X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X
HISTORY
History, General X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Assistant/Paralegal X X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X X X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X
PSYCHOLOGY
Community Psychology X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Music, General X

Scholarships for Students in Georgia

Name Amount Deadline
Airgas-Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017

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