Clayton State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Morrow, GA

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$4,064

Avg in-state tuition

$14,786

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Clayton State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Clayton State University is a medium-sized public university located on a suburban campus in Morrow, Georgia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,376, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 69%. The university offers 39 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 31%, and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $4,064, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $14,786.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

69% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

69% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

31% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Recommended

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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7k

Students enrolled

96%

Online student enrollment

19:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

63%

White

15%

Hispanic

8%

Asian

7%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

71%

Socio-economic diversity

68% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

3

Total Online Enrollment

6,757

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

92% On-campus

8% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 3% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 31% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $4,064 $14,786
Graduate $5,760 $12,411

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $2,074
On-campus room and board $11,114
On-campus other expenses $2,565
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,999
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,718
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $1,359

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $19,817 $30,539
Off-campus without family $18,855 $29,577
Off-campus with family $7,497 $18,219

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

81%

State Grant Aid

40%

Institution Grant Aid

13%

Pell Grant

68%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,232
State Grant Aid $4,668
Institution Grant Aid $3,604
Pell Grant Aid $4,954

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.