Clayton State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,886

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,330

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.79%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

40.9%

2,295 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

6,996

54.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

33.3%

141 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 (135 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (128 degrees), and Community Psychology (101 degrees).

In 2016, 1,273 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clayton State University. 70.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (820 degrees), 3.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (249 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clayton State University is $3,886, which is $-16,274 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clayton State University is $3,886, which is $-16,274 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,330.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,886

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Clayton State University was $3,886. The cost of tuition at Clayton State University is $-16,274 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$10,330

2016 Value

4.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Clayton State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,330. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Clayton State University grew by 4.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,688

Room and Board

$1,222

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clayton State University was of $10,688 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,222. The cost of room and board increased by 1.11% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Clayton State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.39% with respect to 2015, when 72% 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.

7.79%

2015 Default Rate

188

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Clayton State University was 7.79%, which represents 188 out of the 2413 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 2,295 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17.3% annual decline. Out of those 2,295 applicants, 939 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.9% acceptance rate.

There were 6,996 students enrolled at Clayton State University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clayton State University has an overall enrollment yield of 62.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

939

Accepted Out of 2,295

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clayton State University was 40.9% (939 admissions from 2,295 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 38.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -17.3%, while admissions declined by -12.2%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clayton State University has a total enrollment of 6,996 students. The full-time enrollment at Clayton State University is 3,811 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,185. This means that 54.5% of students enrolled at Clayton State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clayton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.2% Black or African American, 20.4% White, 5.87% Asian, 4.79% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Clayton State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (47%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.3%) and White Female (9.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (37.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (10.3%) and White Female (9.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clayton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,996 students. The full-time enrollment at Clayton State University is 3,811 and the part-time enrollment is 3,185. This means that 54.5% of students enrolled at Clayton State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2016 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 71%. 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

    4,279

  2. White

    1,430

  3. Asian

    411

The enrolled student population at Clayton State University is 61.2% Black or African American, 20.4% White, 5.87% Asian, 4.79% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 200 students (2.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 519 more women than men received degrees from Clayton State University. The majority of degree recipients at Clayton State University are black or african american (820 degrees awarded). There were 3.29 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (249 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clayton State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (135 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (128 degrees) and Community Psychology (101 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 (66 degrees awarded), Psychology (113 degrees), and History (15 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 (1,090,881 people), Miscellaneous managers (796,756 people), Financial managers (440,856 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (386,532 people), and Chief executives & legislators (342,618 people).

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (66 degrees awarded), Psychology (113 degrees), History (15 degrees), Business (343 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 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 Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (66 degrees awarded), Psychology (113 degrees), History (15 degrees), Business (343 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 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 Elementary & secondary schools (867,244 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (599,884 people), Hospitals (531,584 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (511,180 people), and Banking & related activities (503,107 people).

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (66 degrees awarded), Psychology (113 degrees), History (15 degrees), Business (343 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 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. 135 degrees awarded

  2. 128 degrees awarded

  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clayton State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 135 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 377

  2. 896

In 2016, 377 degrees were awarded to men at Clayton State University, which is 0.421 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (896).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Clayton State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.11 times more than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 129 degrees were awarded to women at Clayton State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.39 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 13% of students graduating from Clayton State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clayton State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.55% of graduates (5 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

    820 degrees awarded

  2. White

    249 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clayton State University is black or african american (820 degrees awarded). There were 3.29 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (249 degrees).

3.85% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    618 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    202 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    151 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clayton State University is black or african american female (618 degrees awarded). There were 3.06 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 $7.58M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $240k (3.16%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Clayton State University had a total expenditure of $87.1M. Of that $87.1M, they spent $41.2M on salaries and $87.1M on benefits.

Clayton State University employs 65 Associate professors, 52 Professors, and 52 Assistant professors. Most academics at Clayton State University are Male Associate professors (39), Female Assistant professors(29), and Female Professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clayton State University are: Management, with 113 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, and Service with 68 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.58M

2015 Endowment

2.91%

decline from 2014

Clayton State University has an endowment valued at about $7.58M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Clayton State University declined 2.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.3M 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. $1.3M - Federal

  2. $5.17k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Clayton State University received $1.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.17k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$41.2M

Salary Expenditure

$87.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Clayton State University had a total expenditure of $87.1M. Of that $87.1M, they spent $41.2M on salaries and $87.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$41.2M

2015 Salaries

1.93%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Clayton State University paid a median of $41.2M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($87.1M) and a 1.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.89% growth from 2013 and a 5.52% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.3M

Instructional Salaries

225

Number of Employees

In 2015, Clayton State University paid a total of $14.3M to 225 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

65 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

113 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clayton State University were Associate professor with 65 employees; Professor with 52 employees; and Professor with 52 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clayton State University were Management with 113 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; and Service with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clayton State University was Male Associate professor with 39 employees, Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Female Professor with 27 employees.

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

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