Clayton State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,965

2.03% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,232

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

41.8%

2,417 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,003

55.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

30.6%

131 Graduates

About

Clayton State University is a higher education institution located in Clayton County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Clayton State University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (143 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (121 degrees), and Community Psychology (116 degrees).

In 2017, 1,267 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 majority of degree recipients were black or african american (816 degrees), 3.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (235 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clayton State University is $3,965, which is $-16,768 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clayton State University is $3,965, which is $-16,768 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,232.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,965

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Clayton State University was $3,965. The cost of tuition at Clayton State University is $-16,768 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$10,232

2017 Value

0.949%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Clayton State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,232. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Clayton State University grew by 0.949%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,953

Room and Board

$1,222

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clayton State University was of $10,953 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,222. The cost of room and board increased by 2.48% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Clayton State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 16.4% with respect to 2016, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

10.8%

2016 Default Rate

257

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Clayton State University was 10.8%, which represents 257 out of the 2379 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Clayton State University received 2,417 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.32% annual growth. Out of those 2,417 applicants, 1,010 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.8% acceptance rate.

There were 7,003 students enrolled at Clayton State University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clayton State University has an overall enrollment yield of 63.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,010

Accepted Out of 2,417

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clayton State University was 41.8% (1,010 admissions from 2,417 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 40.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.32%, while admissions grew by 7.56%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Clayton State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clayton State University has a total enrollment of 7,003 students. The full-time enrollment at Clayton State University is 3,890 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,113. This means that 55.5% of students enrolled at Clayton State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clayton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.8% Black or African American, 19.7% White, 5.85% Asian, 5.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.129% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clayton State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (46.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.9%) and White Female (9.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (36.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (13.6%) and White Female (12.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clayton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,003 students. The full-time enrollment at Clayton State University is 3,890 and the part-time enrollment is 3,113. This means that 55.5% of students enrolled at Clayton State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2017 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Clayton State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    4,256

  2. White

    1,379

  3. Asian

    410

The enrolled student population at Clayton State University is 60.8% Black or African American, 19.7% White, 5.85% Asian, 5.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.129% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 175 students (2.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 631 more women than men received degrees from Clayton State University. The majority of degree recipients at Clayton State University are black or african american (816 degrees awarded). There were 3.47 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (235 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clayton State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (143 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (121 degrees) and Community Psychology (116 degrees).

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 (47 degrees awarded), Psychology (125 degrees), and History (16 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,122,864 people), Other managers (771,986 people), Software developers (521,299 people), Financial managers (453,802 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (399,780 people).

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (47 degrees awarded), Psychology (125 degrees), History (16 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (74 degrees), and Business (299 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (47 degrees awarded), Psychology (125 degrees), History (16 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (74 degrees), and Business (299 degrees).

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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 Computer Systems Design (906,277 people), Elementary & secondary schools (897,206 people), Banking & related activities (577,586 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (574,500 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (508,585 people).

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (47 degrees awarded), Psychology (125 degrees), History (16 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (74 degrees), and Business (299 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 143 degrees awarded

  2. 121 degrees awarded

  3. 116 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clayton State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 143 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 318

  2. 949

In 2017, 318 degrees were awarded to men at Clayton State University, which is 0.335 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (949).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Clayton State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.753 times less than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 146 degrees were awarded to women at Clayton State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.65 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from Clayton State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clayton State University is Female and Two or More Races (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.763% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    816 degrees awarded

  2. White

    235 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clayton State University is black or african american (816 degrees awarded). There were 3.47 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (235 degrees).

3.63% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    653 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    163 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    159 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clayton State University is black or african american female (653 degrees awarded). There were 4.01 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (163 degrees).

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Operations

Clayton State University has an endowment valued at nearly $10M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $149k (1.49%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Clayton State University had a total salary expenditure of $95M. Clayton State University employs 64 Associate professors, 55 Professors, and 44 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clayton State University are Male Associate professors (39), Female Professors(29), and Male Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clayton State University are: Management, with 115 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 73 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 67 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10M

2017 Endowment

23.1%

growth from 2016

Clayton State University has an endowment valued at about $10M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Clayton State University grew 23.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.1M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.23M - Federal

  2. $94.4k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Clayton State University received $1.23M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $94.4k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$42.4M

2017 Salaries

2.38%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Clayton State University paid a median of $42.4M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($95M) and a 2.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.668% growth from 2015 and a 1.93% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.5M

Instructional Salaries

214

Number of Employees

In 2017, Clayton State University paid a total of $14.5M to 214 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

64 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

115 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clayton State University were Associate professor with 64 employees; Professor with 55 employees; and Professor with 44 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clayton State University were Management with 115 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 73 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 67 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clayton State University was Male Associate professor with 39 employees, Female Professor with 29 employees, and Male Professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Clayton State University.

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