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From skinned knees and macaroni art to young adults ready to take on the future—what an amazing journey you’ve guided your student through. And it’s led you both here, to the threshold of a brand new adventure that will be all your student’s own. We know how important it is that they start that adventure on the right foot at a university that cares as much about seeing them succeed as you do. We think you’ll find that Clayton State is that university.

We’ve been making dreams real since 1969 , when we first opened our doors, and every year since have striven to give our students a safe, family-like atmosphere in which to grow into the professionals and leaders of tomorrow. From our scenic campus to our award-winning staff and faculty to our many academic and campus-life resources, your student will find the support they need to thrive.

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A Tradition of Excellence

Our accomplished, amazing students, who take what they’ve learned here into the world and live their dreams, are proof plenty of what a Clayton State education can provide. Over the years the word’s gotten out, and we’re proud to be recognized among the top universities not just in Georgia but in the South.

With experiential learning opportunities abound and great faculty to offer guidance, your student’s Clayton State degree will hold clout in the professional world and represent all that they have accomplished—and all that they will achieve.  

  • Ranked among the nation’s top 140 universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report
  • 1st in Best Value in Georgia Higher Education by James Magazine

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