Clayton State University

2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
Tel: (678)466-4000
School Highlights
  • Clayton State University serves 7,022 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Clayton State University is the only community colleges within Clayton County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is Georgia Perimeter College (7.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 271 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Clayton State University(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty271 staff108 staff
Clayton  State University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,022 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,022 students2,588 students
Clayton  State University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:127:1
Clayton  State University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students-1,115 students
Clayton  State University Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students-1,473 students
Clayton  State University Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Undergraduate Students3,711 students1,116 students
# Graduate Students153 students62 students
Clayton  State University Graduation BreakDown GA All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Clayton  State University Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Clayton  State University Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Clayton  State University Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Clayton  State University Black (2007-2016)
% White
Clayton  State University White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Clayton  State University More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Clayton  State University Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Clayton  State University Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.65
Clayton  State University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,700$30,100
Clayton  State University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,246 is more than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $15,251 is more than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,246$3,413
Clayton  State University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$15,251$7,181
Clayton  State University Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%93%
Clayton  State University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$26,250$12,875
Clayton  State University Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$12,739$5,574
Clayton  State University Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate42%77%
Clayton  State University Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,4201,390
SAT Reading480470
Clayton  State University SAT Reading (2007-2013)
SAT Math465455
Clayton  State University SAT Math (2007-2013)
SAT Writing475465
Clayton  State University SAT Writing (2009-2010)
ACT Total Avg.5854
ACT Composite1918
Clayton  State University ACT Composite (2007-2013)
ACT English2018
Clayton  State University ACT English (2007-2013)
ACT Math1918
Clayton  State University ACT Math (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,413 per year for in-state students and $7,181 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,834 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.