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Clayton State University (CSU) is a small, public four-year university located in Morrow, Georgia. It has a student population of just over seven thousand students, with the majority of students being female. Students can live on or off campus and the school offers from certificates up to and including master’s degrees.
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Overview of Clayton State University (CSU)
Most students are enrolled in undergraduate studies. Some of the more popular majors include Business Administration, Registered Nursing, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology, and Information Technology. Students attending Clayton State will experience warm springs and autumns and reasonably warm winters compared to other parts of the country. The school is located in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, which means there is plenty for students to see, do, and experience while attending Clayton State.
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||19:1|
CSU Acceptance Rate and Admissions
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||July 1|
|Common Application Accepted||No|
CSU Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
The cost of an education is a definite consideration when choosing the right school.
Below is the cost information for those who attend Clayton State:
- Tuition for in-state full-time students: $5,538
- Tuition for out-of-state full-time students: $16,260
- Room and board for students who live on campus: $10,960
- Total cost of tuition and room and board: $16,498 in-state. $27,220 out-of-state
About 88% of students who attend Clayton State University receive some form of financial aid. Fifty-nine percent of students take out at least some student loans to cover the costs of tuition and room and board, while 80% of students receive Pell grants, scholarships, and other forms of aid. Once the scholarship and grant funds have applied to the cost, students are left with an average net price of $10,017. This amount is the total a student is required to cover once all financial aid has been applied to tuition and room and board. Most students use student loans to cover the difference.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$8,060|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||88%|
|Room & Board||$10,960|
- Tuition In-State - $5,538
- Tuition Out-of-State - $16,260
- Books and Supplies - $2,074
- Room & Board - $10,960
- Other - $2,718
How a school performs academically is one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing the right school.
Here are some academic facts about Clayton State University:
- Retention Rate
Clayton State has a 71% percent retention rate, which is higher than the national average. This means that out of every 100 incoming freshmen, 71 students return for their sophomore year.
- Graduation Rate
Only 31% of Clayton State students graduate within six years, and 8% finish within four years. There are several factors that could attribute to the low graduation rate, including the high acceptance rate and students who start at Clayton State but then transfer to other schools.
- Student to Faculty Ratio: 19:1
This ratio means that there are 19 students to each instructor. This equates to decent sized classes without being extremely large, allowing everyone to participate and instructors to still have opportunities to interact one-on-one with students if needed.
Although the graduation rate is disappointing, the decent class sizes and other factors indicate that students at Clayton State can have a rewarding and unique educational experience if they are willing to work hard.
Student Population Total
Student Population 6,879
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||263 Total Graduates / 28%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||63 Graduates|
|Office Management and Supervision||54 Graduates|
|Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management||37 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||243 Total Graduates / 25%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||98 Graduates|
|Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General||92 Graduates|
|Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management||53 Graduates|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities||91 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies||91 Graduates|
|All Psychology Majors||90 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Community Psychology||90 Graduates|
|Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services||55 Total Graduates / 6%|
|Information Technology||29 Graduates|
|Computer Science||23 Graduates|
|Information Science/Studies||3 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||22%|
Outcome & Salary
Clayton State University graduates make an early-career salary of around $45,900 and by their mid careers are making closer to $66,100. This makes the average 10-year projected salary for a graduate $609,490. With a net price of $40,148 for their entire education, this means students can likely expect a healthy return on their investment if they graduate from this school.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$45,900|
|College Grads Average Salary||$60,949|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$66,100|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$609,490|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,270,490|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$40,148|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$569,342|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,230,342|
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|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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