Clayton State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,064
2022 Average Net Price
$9,792
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.85%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
56.3%
2,255 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,847
56.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.8%
157 Graduates

About

Clayton State University is a higher education institution located in Clayton County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Clayton State University were General Business Administration & Management (121 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (54 degrees), and Public Administration (33 degrees).

In 2022, 1,333 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clayton State University. 74.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (938 degrees), 6.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (156 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clayton State University is $4,064, which is $−19,932 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Clayton State University is $4,064, which is $−19,932 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,792.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Clayton State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,064
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Clayton State University was $4,064. The cost of tuition at Clayton State University is $−19,932 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$9,792
2022 Value
2.93%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Clayton State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,792. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Clayton State University grew by 2.93%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,590
Room and Board
$2,074
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clayton State University was of $10,590 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.313% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,074. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Clayton State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.38% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.85%
2019 Default Rate
79
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Clayton State University was 3.85%, which represents 79 out of the 2050 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Clayton State University received 2,255 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 22.4% annual growth. Out of those 2,255 applicants, 1,270 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,847 students enrolled at Clayton State University in 2022. 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clayton State University has an overall enrollment yield of 45.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,270
Accepted Out of 2,255

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clayton State University was 56.3% (1,270 admissions from 2,255 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 62.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 22.4%, while admissions grew by 10.1%..

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage (2022)
284
Scores Submitted (2022)

49% of enrolled first-time students at Clayton State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clayton State University had a total enrollment of 5,847 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Clayton State University is 3,278 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,569. This means that 56.1% of students enrolled at Clayton State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clayton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% Black or African American, 13.5% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.58% Asian, 2.82% Two or More Races, 0.291% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clayton State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (46.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (53.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.3%) and White Female (9.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clayton State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,847 students. The full-time enrollment at Clayton State University is 3,278 and the part-time enrollment is 2,569. This means that 56.1% of students enrolled at Clayton State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Clayton State University was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Clayton State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    3,609 enrolled students
  2. White
    788 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    625 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Clayton State University is 61.7% Black or African American, 13.5% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.58% Asian, 2.82% Two or More Races, 0.291% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 663 more women than men received degrees from Clayton State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clayton State University is black or african american (938 degrees awarded). There were 6.01 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (156 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Clayton State University is General Business Administration & Management (121 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (54 degrees) and Public Administration (33 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Clayton State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (54 degrees awarded), Psychology (125 degrees), and Business (402 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Accountants & auditors (1,049,917 people), Other managers (807,345 people), Financial managers (513,641 people), Chief executives & legislators (418,394 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (340,162 people).

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University in 2022 are Legal (54 degrees awarded), Psychology (125 degrees), Business (402 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (54 degrees awarded), Psychology (125 degrees), Business (402 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Elementary & secondary schools (979,469 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (569,606 people), Computer Systems Design (568,756 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (531,086 people), and Banking & related activities (513,245 people).

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (54 degrees awarded), Psychology (125 degrees), Business (402 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Clayton State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 110 degrees awarded
  2. 104 degrees awarded
  3. 90 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clayton State University was Community Psychology with 110 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

335
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
998
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 335 degrees were awarded to men at Clayton State University, which is 0.336 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (998).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Clayton State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.352 times less than the 125 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 125 degrees were awarded to men at Clayton State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.84 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 12% of students graduating from Clayton State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (48.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Clayton State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (48.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.18% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    938 degrees awarded
  2. White
    156 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clayton State University is black or african american (938 degrees awarded). There were 6.01 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (156 degrees).

1.5% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    736 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    202 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Clayton State University is black or african american female (736 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (202 degrees).

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Operations

Clayton State University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.014%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Clayton State University had a total salary expenditure of 106M. Clayton State University employs 66 Professors, 48 Associate professors and 46 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clayton State University are Male Professor (36), Female Professor (30), and Female Assistant professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clayton State University are: Management, with 110 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 55 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

Endowment

$17.6M
2022 Endowment
7.94%
decline from 2021

Clayton State University has an endowment valued at about $17.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Clayton State University declined 7.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$44M
2022 Salaries
1.66%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Clayton State University paid a median of $44M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 1.66% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.7M
Instructional Salaries
209
Number of Employees

In 2022, Clayton State University paid a total of $15.7M to 209 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
110 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clayton State University were Professor with 66 employees, Associate professor with 48 employees, and Assistant professor with 46 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clayton State University were Management with 110 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 55 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clayton State University was Male Professor with 36 employees, Female Professor with 30 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 30 employees.

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