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Clayton State University cultivates an environment of engaged, experienced-based learning, enriched by active community service, that prepares students of diverse ages and backgrounds to succeed in their lives and careers.
Through a distinctive combination of proven and innovative methods of teaching and learning, 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.
Clayton State currently has more than 40 undergraduate majors in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Health, and Information and Mathematical Sciences. The University’s School of Graduate Studies has nine master’s degree programs.
Clayton State’s diverse student body currently has in excess of 500-dual enrolled students among the University’s total enrollment of more than 7000. However, the average age of the student body is 28, evidence of Clayton State’s long-standing reputation as the region’s foremost provider of higher education to non-traditional (age 24 or greater) students.
In addition to the main campus in Morrow, Clayton State also has an instructional site in Peachtree City, Clayton State – Fayette, and holds undergraduate classes in Henry County at the Academy for Advanced Studies in McDonough.
Complementing Clayton State’s academic programs are a thriving continuing education program and the College of Business’ Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides one-on-one counseling to new and existing businesses in Clayton, Fayette, Henry and Spalding counties. Highlighting the Continuing Education programs is the Film and Digital Media Center, and its new $300,000 sound studio at Lucy Huie Hall on Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro. Whether students’ career path extends toward working on-set, off-set, or in other areas related to Georgia’s growing digital entertainment media industry, the Film and Digital Media Center, under the direction of nationally-renown industry expert Barton Bond, will get them on that path.