Clayton State University Reviews

4.31 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
  • Morrow (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,880
90% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Taniqua Watson - 9/27/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"Clayton State University is a affordable school choice that offers excellent academic programs. They have implemented some new graduate programs and bachelors degrees. The school is very diverse including age range and ethnicities. The student to professor ratio is average. There is also apartments and dorm style housing available."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Yanique Leonard - 6/22/2019
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014
"Clayton State University was/is a great university. The professors and instructors in the history department were very hands-on and there for all the students. Throughout my academic career at Clayton State, I learned a great deal about the history field and was able to navigate the direction I wanted my future career to go. Networking in the history department is something that I enjoyed the most at Clayton State because this really has helped me out in my career thus far. The campus is mid-size with large classes. It was easy to navigate classes and meet people on campus. The campus is in Morrow, Ga and 15 miles from downtown Atlanta, which is a great location because you are surrounded by so many different places and there is always something to do. Since the campus is mid-size, you do not have to worry about feeling lost as you would at a larger university. The interaction between student and staff is close and it is easy to get a problem solved if one does arise. When I attended Clayton State, their nursing program was always talked about and I have a few friends and relatives that graduated from that program and are doing great things. So, if you are interested in nursing, Clayton State is the place for you. Clayton State was where I found my love for archives and public history. If you are interested in the public history field please reach out to Dr. Randall Godden, he was a great help to me when I took an interest in public history. I would recommend Clayton State University to everyone! Go Lakers!"
4.6 out of 5 stars
Great Choice - 12/9/2018
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"I have zero regrets for choosing to attend Clayton State University. The professors are great and care about their students. I felt as prepared as one could be going into the field of education. This is year 4 for me being a teacher and most of my early success in this profession is due to the fact I went to Clayton State. This is not a easy profession and the professors at Clayton State are not out of touch with reality and acknowledge the fact that students choosing this profession should not go through undue stress and should be given real world advice."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Varner - 8/25/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"Clayton State University is a great school to attend, not only because it's affordable but also because there are faculty members who are always willing to help. Faculty members that I've come across have always been willing to lend a helping hand, whether it came to registering for courses or simply just finding my way across campus. My degree program was all about learning how to become a more independent individual. My degree program has prepared me for actual working environments (thanks to the internship program which is required for the psychology and human services program). One thing about being a psychology and human services major at this school is that you come across people from diverse backgrounds and that's another thing that can prepare you for the real world."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Travis C. Cherry - 3/28/2017
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2011
"Great university with instructors that develop quality relationships with their students. The classroom experience is very interactive that consisted of dialog from various students with different backgrounds who shared their working and personal life experiences that are invaluable."
4.3 out of 5 stars
E. R. - 3/20/2017
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2006
"This school provides a lot of great opportunities for those willing to do the work, and hustle. I enjoyed the plethora of social activities available as well as the instruction of my professors. The downside of the program is it needs more professional representation with organizations, such as AHIMA and ACHE. I found other Universities more competitive in the area such as GA State."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Melissa B. - 1/8/2017
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2009
"Clayton State University offers a wide array of courses for many degrees or fields of study. The classes are intimate, the professors and instructors are phenomenal, and the campus is beautiful. There are always other students as well as administrators ready to help you navigate your path to success."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Lisa harris - 8/9/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"Great program. Very excited I choose to attend. The school is very safe and the teachers are helpful! My sister graduated from this school and she is thinking of attend again to receive another degree. The campus is clean with many employees to assist you if you need help.. This is a great school your wont be disappointed."
4.0 out of 5 stars
LaShun - 9/23/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"It was a great experience and interesting journey, but if one remain focused it can be accomplished and worth the challenge within this path...."
3.5 out of 5 stars
M Washington - 2/9/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"My sophomore year going into my senior year was great. However in my senior year the advisors I had were not good as senior advisors. The first advisor I had was new to the school and didn't know enough to help seniors. I asked if I could have another advisor and was given the choice of picking one. I chose a teacher I had previously had who was on top of his game as a teacher so I felt like he would make a great advisor. However, he was worst than the inexperienced advisor. He was too busy to meet with me when we scheduled meetings and very seldom responded back to emails. I noticed a discrepancy in the number of hours I had left in my senior year and I tried contacting him via email. I never received an email back. It was just a 1 hour discrepancy so I figured it must be wrong. However when it came time for me to get my degree I was advised that I was 1 hour short. The department chair tried to put blame on me stating that it is a students responsibility to make sure that they have enough hours. My issue with this is I contacted the advisor about the discrepancy and never heard anything back from him. Per the department chair this happened all the time where a person was lacking 1 or 2 hours to graduate. My question to her is why? So, is this the schools way of making more money off of the students? Students missing 1 or 2 hours to graduate should not be the norm. Dealing with this issue and the department chair made me see Clayton State in a totally different light. Initially I felt this was a school that cared and wanted the best for their students however after dealing with the department chair my feelings somewhat changed. I still think Clayton State is a good school I just don't have much respect for the department chair and some of her staff."
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