Clayton State University ranks Clayton State fourth among 188 schools in Georgia for return on investment for students. The campus offers a unique rural setting in the metro Atlanta area and is home to Spivey Hall, an acclaimed concert venue. The women’s basketball team was the 2011 NCAA Division II national champion.

Founded 1969

Undergraduate enrollment 6,896

Graduate enrollment 367


In-state tuition $1,850/semester (12 credit hours)

Out-of-state tuition $6,730/semester (12 credit hours)

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 40%

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen n/a

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 960

SAT score breakdown NA (The university uses an index for admissions that takes into account a variety of factors, including SAT or ACT scores.)

Average class size for freshman courses 22

Popular majors biology, business, criminal justice, healthcare management, nursing, psychology