Clayton State University

Morrow, GA

Clayton State, founded in 1969, is a public, multipurpose institution. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Sciences, and Technology. Its 163-acre campus is located in Morrow, 10 miles from Atlanta.

Website: www.clayton.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,555
Undergraduate
Students
(69.0%) 4,526 Women
(31.0%) 2,029 Men
448
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
48% of 2,117 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
July 17

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.02
SAT Math
469 average
420-500 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
491 average
440-520 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $16,590
Out-of-state: $29,666
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,410
Out-of-state: $19,486
Room and Board
$10,180
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Freshman Award
$11,230
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,423
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
231
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Morrow Population
6,715
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.1% Asian
61.5% Black/African-American
6.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
19.9% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students
1.3%
First-Year Students Returning
67.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
12.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3  
History   2
Academic Electives   2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
Phone
(678) 466-4115
Fax
 
E-mail
csu-info@clayton.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
July 17
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Proof of immunization required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 2,117 applicants were admitted
Women
41% of 1,558 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 559 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.02
3.75 and Above
8%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
34%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
469 average
420-500 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
5%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
62%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
491 average
440-520 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
6%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
53%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
15%
Score of 18 - 23
69%
Score of 12 - 17
16%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $16,590
Out-of-state: $29,666
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,410
Out-of-state: $19,486
Room and Board
$10,180
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline July 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 008976
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
446 (95.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
415 (93.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
415 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
17 (4.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$11,230
Need-Based Gift
Received by 381 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,922
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 367 (88.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,434
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 26 (6.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3 (.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,479

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,251 (92.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,029 (93.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,020 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
86 (2.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$10,024
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,649 (87.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,108
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,643 (87.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,143
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 118 (3.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
25 (.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,045

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,423
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,556
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Community Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
231
Part-Time Faculty
115
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 57% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
3500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Education--General
  • English Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • Sports Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Morrow Population
6,715
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Campus Size
163 acres

Weather

Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Hapeville
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
lighted pathways

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
bowling, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,555
Women
4,526 (69.0%)
Men
2,029 (31.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,742
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.1% Asian
61.5% Black/African-American
6.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
19.9% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students.
1.3%
Average Age
27
All Graduate Students
448

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
67.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
12.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
25.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
33.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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