Clayton State University

Clayton State University

Clayton State University, also referred to as CSU, is a coeducational, public university located in Morrow, Georgia, United States. It was founded in 1969 as Clayton Junior College. In 1986, it became a four-year institution and was renamed to Clayton State College. In 1996, the name was changed to Clayton College and State University. This confusing name, which did not convey whether the Institution was a college or university, was dropped in 2005. The name was then changed to Clayton State University, recognizing the rights of the Institution to grant master degrees.

Some of the schools and colleges under CSU are as follows:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Information and Mathematical Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
  • School of Business
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Nursing

The University's sports teams are called the Lakers. The official mascot is called "Lakers". Students participate in basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, track and field, and cross country. The University also has a cheerleading squad.

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Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow , GA 30260-0285
General Phone: (678) 466-4000

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Clayton State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management187business, business management, business administration, accounting, marketing, sales and marketing
Liberal Arts158English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, history
Therapy and Counseling115community psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine105registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering100information technology, information science, computer networking
Office and Administration61office management, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Medical Administration54health care facilities management, health and medical administrative
Medical Support and Technology43dental hygienist, medical assistant
Security and Law Enforcement42criminal justice and safety
Education and Teaching42middle school teaching
Law38legal assistant
Media12communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6sports and fitness management
Engineering Technician6drafting, architectural drafting
Mechanics and Repair3aircraft powerplant tech
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Clayton State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree84224
Associate's degree1269
Award of less than 1 academic year123
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years445

Clayton State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Clayton State had a total enrollment of 6,043 students (4,971 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 62%
Part-Time 38%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 29%
Black 56%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 14%
20-21 16%
22-24 19%
25-29 16%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 10%
50-64 2%

Clayton State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 49 %

Clayton State Room and Board (2007)

Clayton State offers campus housing for 450 of its 4,971 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Morrow, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Clayton State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450530
SAT Math440530
SAT Writing430520

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT70%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Clayton State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,644
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,312
Room and board $ 7,800
Room charge $ 4,950
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,850
Books and supplies $ 2,000
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Clayton State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 897600)

Clayton State Faculty

Clayton State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$110,7736$106,908
Associate professorcalendar year3$85,0004$87,455
Assistant professorcalendar year5$80,92910$67,521
All faculty totalcalendar year19$98,85020$83,324

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$78,7887$72,603
Associate professoracademic year23$66,30825$61,145
Assistant professoracademic year44$53,33848$53,338
Instructoracademic year0*5$47,481
Lectureracademic year7$45,0202*
All faculty totalacademic year82$58,74987$56,546

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Clayton State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Peach Belt Conference
Track Peach Belt Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports292958

Clayton State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Psychology

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