Clayton State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Morrow, GA

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How much is the Clayton State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Clayton State's tuition & fees is $5,068 for Georgia residents and $15,790 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $20,687 for Georgia residents and $31,409 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Clayton State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$5,068
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,790
Books & Supplies Costs$2,074
On-campus Room & Board$10,980
On-campus Expenses$2,565
Off-campus Room & Board$10,467
Off-campus Expenses$2,565
2023-2024 Estimates
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$4,613
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,305

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Clayton State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $63,160 at Clayton State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $120,130. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $96,550.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$15,790$29,608$23,713
Sophomore (2024-25)$15,790$29,887$23,992
Junior (2025-26)$15,790$30,172$24,277
Senior (2026-27)$15,790$30,462$24,567
4 Years Total$63,160$120,130$96,550
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$15,790$29,887$23,992
Sophomore (2025-26)$15,790$30,172$24,277
Junior (2026-27)$15,790$30,462$24,567
Senior (2027-28)$15,790$30,758$24,863
4 Years Total$63,160$121,280$97,700
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$15,790$30,172$24,277
Sophomore (2026-27)$15,790$30,462$24,567
Junior (2027-28)$15,790$30,758$24,863
Senior (2028-29)$15,790$31,061$25,166
4 Years Total$63,160$122,453$98,873
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$15,790$30,462$24,567
Sophomore (2027-28)$15,790$30,758$24,863
Junior (2028-29)$15,790$31,061$25,166
Senior (2029-30)$15,790$31,369$25,474
4 Years Total$63,160$123,650$100,070
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$15,790$30,758$24,863
Sophomore (2028-29)$15,790$31,061$25,166
Junior (2029-30)$15,790$31,369$25,474
Senior (2030-31)$15,790$31,683$25,788
4 Years Total$63,160$124,871$101,291

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Clayton State' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $10,033.
Clayton State University$5,068$15,790
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,800
Public Schools$5,352$10,033
Private Schools$19,537

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Clayton State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Clayton State UniversityMorrow, GA$5,068$15,790
California State University-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$6,818$18,698
Peru State CollegePeru, NE$7,920$8,280
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaWest Chester, PA$10,687$22,511
Western Washington UniversityBellingham, WA$9,286$27,853
Southern Arkansas University Main CampusMagnolia, AR$9,820$15,400
Marshall UniversityHuntington, WV$8,942$20,294
Pittsburg State UniversityPittsburg, KS$8,008$19,692
University of Wisconsin-River FallsRiver Falls, WI$8,606$16,887
Columbus State UniversityColumbus, GA$5,751$16,805
Shippensburg University of PennsylvaniaShippensburg, PA$13,544$15,798

Financial Aid and COA

At Clayton State University, 6,013 students (98%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,895.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Clayton State is $25,514 for students living on-campus and $25,001 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 587 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $8,529 and the average amount of student loans is $6,080.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$20,687$31,409
COA (off-campus)$20,174$30,896
Tuition & Fees$5,068$15,790
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,619$15,619
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,106$15,106
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,792$25,514
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,279$25,001
Average Financial Aid$5,895$5,895
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship6,01398%$5,895
Pell Grants3,17252%$5,263
Federal Student Loan2,45940%$6,820
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid587100%-
Grants or Scholarships58599%$8,529
Federal Grants58299%$6,300
Pell Grants45377%$5,664
Other Federal Grants56095%$1,966
State/Local Grants21737%$4,662
Institutional Grants549%$5,764
Student Loan Aid34058%$6,080
Federal Student Loans33857%$5,776
Other Student Loans203%$5,739
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level485453$7,099
110,001 or more2212$2,635

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Clayton State's acceptance rate is 62.56%. A total of 1,843 applicants applied to and 1,153 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 673 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 58.37%.
To apply to Clayton State, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Recommendations and Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate62.56%61.89%62.86%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)58.37%63.84%55.94%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are recommended to apply to Clayton State. Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.

Student Population

Clayton State University has a total of 5,847 students including 5,283 undergraduate and 564 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,988 male students and 4,829 female students attending Clayton State. The school offers online degree programs and 2,073 students enrolled online exclusively (35.45% of all students).
Total6,817 1,9884,829
Undergraduate6,145 1,8074,338
Graduate672 181491

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, GA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered54 Programs
Online Program Offered4 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered10 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate56.32%
Student Population5,847
Graduation Rate34%
Transfer-out Rate22%
Retention Rate60% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties207 (Full-time), 135 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs612 (Full-time), 199 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$66,648
Average Staff Salary$56,008