Clayton State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,064
2.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,037
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.38%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
51.1%
1,938 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
6,879
58.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
31.1%
154 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 Community Psychology (118 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (113 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (100 degrees).

In 2019, 1,206 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clayton State University. 72.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (788 degrees), 3.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (210 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clayton State University is $4,064, which is $-17,962 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Clayton State University is $4,064, which is $-17,962 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,037.

In 2019, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,064
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Clayton State University was $4,064. The cost of tuition at Clayton State University is $-17,962 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$10,037
2019 Value
2.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Clayton State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,037. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Clayton State University grew by 2.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,781
Room and Board
$2,024
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clayton State University was of $9,781 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,024. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.08% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 65.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Clayton State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 17.6% with respect to 2018, when 74% 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.
9.38%
2017 Default Rate
210
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Clayton State University was 9.38%, which represents 210 out of the 2238 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 1,938 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.82% annual decline. Out of those 1,938 applicants, 991 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,879 students enrolled at Clayton State University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Clayton State University has an overall enrollment yield of 60.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
991
Accepted Out of 1,938

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Clayton State University was 51.1% (991 admissions from 1,938 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 54.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -1.82%, while admissions declined by -7.64%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Clayton State University has a total enrollment of 6,879 students. The full-time enrollment at Clayton State University is 4,045 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,834. This means that 58.8% of students enrolled at Clayton State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clayton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.3% Black or African American, 16.6% White, 7.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.4% Asian, 3.2% Two or More Races, 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0872% 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 (47.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.5%) and White Female (7.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (51%), followed by Black or African American Male (15.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clayton State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,879 students. The full-time enrollment at Clayton State University is 4,045 and the part-time enrollment is 2,834. This means that 58.8% of students enrolled at Clayton State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 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 (74%), 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
    4,287
  2. White
    1,141
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    530

The enrolled student population at Clayton State University is 62.3% Black or African American, 16.6% White, 7.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.4% Asian, 3.2% Two or More Races, 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0872% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 134 students (1.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 534 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 (788 degrees awarded). There were 3.75 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (210 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Clayton State University is Community Psychology (118 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (113 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (100 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 (45 degrees awarded), Psychology (122 degrees), and History (13 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 Software developers (530,208 people), Other managers (238,749 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (200,543 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (161,478 people), and Computer & information systems managers (124,995 people).

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (45 degrees awarded), Psychology (122 degrees), History (13 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (181 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, Dentists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (45 degrees awarded), Psychology (122 degrees), History (13 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (181 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 (612,739 people), Elementary & secondary schools (591,476 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (325,748 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (235,980 people), and Legal services (155,630 people).

The most specialized majors at Clayton State University are Legal (45 degrees awarded), Psychology (122 degrees), History (13 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (181 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. 118 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 113 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 100 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Clayton State University was Community Psychology with 118 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

336
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
870
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 336 degrees were awarded to men at Clayton State University, which is 0.386 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (870).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Clayton State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.361 times less than the 133 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 133 degrees were awarded to women at Clayton State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.77 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Clayton State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 6.49% of graduates (10 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
    788 degrees awarded
  2. White
    210 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clayton State University is black or african american (788 degrees awarded). There were 3.75 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (210 degrees).

2.74% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    597 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    191 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    149 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Clayton State University is black or african american female (597 degrees awarded). There were 3.13 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (191 degrees).

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Operations

Clayton State University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-87.1k (-0.781%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Clayton State University had a total salary expenditure of $92.6M. Clayton State University employs 61 Associate professors, 59 Professors, and 44 Lecturers. Most academics at Clayton State University are Male Professors (34), Male Associate professors(31), and Female Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clayton State University are: Management, with 113 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 75 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.1M
2019 Endowment
5.2%
decline from 2018

Clayton State University has an endowment valued at about $11.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Clayton State University declined 5.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.3M 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. $1.94M - Federal
  2. $8.66k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Clayton State University received $1.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.66k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$43M
2019 Salaries
2.18%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Clayton State University paid a median of $43M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($92.6M) and a 2.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.767% decline from 2017 and a 2.38% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.8M
Instructional Salaries
208
Number of Employees

In 2019, Clayton State University paid a total of $13.8M to 208 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
113 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clayton State University were Associate professor with 61 employees; Professor with 59 employees; and Professor with 44 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clayton State University were Management with 113 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 75 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clayton State University was Male Professor with 34 employees, Male Associate professor with 31 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

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

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