Clayton State University has once again been ranked among the nation’s top 140 universities in the South, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
Beyond university recognition, two of Clayton State’s academic programs also were listed in the rankings.
The College of Health’s nursing program tied at no. 76 for best online graduate nursing program. It also tied at no. 194 for best nursing school master’s program.
Clayton State’s College of Business was recognized for having a top undergraduate business program and one of the best business schools in the nation for graduate study, in addition to earning a nod for offering one of the best part-time MBA programs.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on several measures including graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduate rate performance and alumni giving.
Nursing school rankings are calculated using several factors, including faculty credentials, the percentage of faculty members with important achievements, and faculty participation in nursing practice.
Business school rankings are based on peer and recruiter assessments, job placement success, as well as student selectivity based on GMAT and GRE scores.
Undergraduate business program rankings were based solely on peer assessment surveys by deans and senior faculty members. All business rankings were limited to programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.