Clayton State University

Clayton State University – a four-year institution – cultivates an environment of engaged, experience-based learning, enriched by active community service, that prepares students of diverse ages and backgrounds to succeed in their lives and careers. By creating an educational experience that stimulates intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, fosters learning and innovative teaching methods, and provides an inviting and supportive campus, Clayton State University excels in preparing students from many walks of life to meet the challenges of living and working in a dynamic, global society.

  • The university enrolls students from over 34 states and 32 countries, who seek personalized attention, small class sizes, outstanding faculty, career preparation, and vibrant campus life.
  • Students can choose from 35 undergraduate degrees, 12 graduate degrees, and 5 associate degrees offered in the College of Arts and Sciences, Business, Health, or Information and Mathematical Sciences.
  • Clayton State had an economic impact of more than $300 million during fiscal year 2022.


SACSCOC Accreditation

Clayton State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Clayton State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Clayton State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website

Other inquiries about Clayton State University (such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc.) should be directed to Clayton State University by calling (678) 466-4000.

AACSB Accreditation

The AACSB Accreditation is an internationally-recognized distinction among business schools around the world that pursue excellence and continuous academic improvement of their business programs. AACSB Accreditation is held by just five percent of schools worldwide.

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