Dreams. Made Real.
To give a dream life, you must believe in it. Nurture it. Insist upon it until it becomes real in your hands. We should know. Clayton State University was born from a dream of making higher education more accessible to all of Georgia’s citizens.
Over 40 years later, we are a dream made real, serving not only Georgia but every region of the United States and more than 30 foreign countries.
Turning dreams into reality is now our specialty. And we believe in your dream. Let us help you make it real.
Empowerment Through Top Academics
Your time, your finances, and your dream are precious. We know you need to be sure that the university you entrust with them is going to empower you with the resources and expertise you need for your future.
Don’t worry: we’ve got them. In fact, our academic reputation is one of the top reasons students come to Clayton State University.
- 1st in Best Value in Georgia Higher Education by James Magazine
- Ranked among the nation’s top 140 universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report
- Ranked among most affordable colleges and universities for incoming freshman who demonstrate need by The Student Loan Report
- 12th among Atlanta’s 25 largest colleges and universities by Altanta Business Chronicle
What’s one of the best ways to realize a dream? Trade perspectives. Learn about one another. Develop respect for all people in this global community of which we are each a citizen. In doing so, you give your dream depth, versatility, stay power, and humanity.
We believe in this so much that we have built inclusion and diversity into our very structure—our people, our classrooms, our campus life. That’s why we are consistently recognized by US News & World Report as having the most diverse student body among colleges and universities in the South.
And that’s not all. Clayton State has:
Hands-On and Engaged Learning
Learning goes beyond the classroom at Clayton State University. Through experiential learning opportunities and internships, you’ll learn how to apply the theories you study in the classroom to the real-world issues within your field of interest.
Take part in an internship in Atlanta, Georgia’s diverse, thriving capital, only 15 miles from campus.
Work in our nursing simulation lab or Dental Hygiene Clinic.
Perform in renowned Spivey Hall.
Every hands-on learning opportunity will take you closer to the career of your dreams.
- Atlanta radio personality
- Photographer and documentary maker
- Fortune 500 company human resources coordinator
- Chief operations officer
- Software developer
- Doctor of emergency medicine
- State senator
Visit career services to explore internship and job opportunities.
We know that it isn’t easy to make a dream real. We also know that having a community of people who want you to succeed as much as you do can make all the difference. That’s exactly what you have when you come to Clayton State—a family who will be with you every step of the way.
Count on us for: