As Clayton State University approaches its fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 11, Director of Institutional Research Dr. Nareem Reddy has been sifting through some facts and figures about the University that point out some of Clayton State’s growth and successes over the past few years.
Here are some of his findings:
Bachelor’s degrees awarded by the University from FY2005 to FY2009 increased by 56.1 percent, from 558 degrees to 871 degrees. This marks the second highest increase among Regional Universities of the University System of Georgia.
For the fall 2010 semester, Clayton State has the highest number of dual enrollment students among the Regional Universities with 238… an increase of more than 400 percent from the 55 dual-enrolled students in the fall 2006 semester. Clayton State’s dual-enrolled students now include high school freshmen, as young as 15 years old.
Eighty-two percent of the University’s full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees.
In the fall 2006 semester, Clayton State had only one graduate program (the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies) with 13 graduate students. In the Fall 2010 semester there are eight graduate programs with 238 graduate students.
Clayton State’s fall 2010 students come from more than 100 Georgia counties and more than 30 states.