The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

Clayton State University

Clayton State University is located 15 miles from downtown Atlanta in a beautiful lakeside setting. The University currently offers eight master’s degree programs and 40 baccalaureate degree majors. With an enrollment of over 7,000 students, Clayton State embraces the rich cultural and socio-economic diversity of the greater Atlanta region through its diverse faculty, its multi-ethnic and multigenerational student population, its successful alumni working in the area, and the wide variety of clubs and organizational activities for students.. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as having the most diverse student population among comprehensive baccalaureate-level colleges and universities in the Southern United States. Clayton State University provides an intellectually challenging, culturally rich learning environment, encouraging all students to take advantage of the outstanding educational and career opportunities provided for residential and commuter students from a diverse range of ethnic, socioeconomic, experiential and geographical backgrounds. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs of superior quality taught by a professionally active teaching faculty committed to promoting academic excellence. University programs and services are informed and guided by the following essential considerations: 1) Creating an outstanding educational experience that stimulates intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and innovation. 2) Engendering a spirit of openness, understanding, collaboration, and mutual respect throughout the University. 3) Fostering learning that engages students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater community. 4) Expanding and allocating resources strategically according to Mission and Values, to support overall institutional effectiveness. 5) Providing an inviting and supportive campus community for faculty, staff, and students. Repositioning Clayton State University in the higher education marketplace and beyond. Clayton State University promotes excellence in teaching, research, and service to the people and the State of Georgia, the nation, and the international community. University graduates communicate effectively, think critically, learn and work collaboratively, demonstrate competence in their chosen field, and possess the capability of adapting to changing circumstances and new challenges. Clayton State University students are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 424

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34%
15%
9%
11%
31%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
27%
9%
17%
18%
29%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
13%
5%
35%
22%
25%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Clayton State University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Clayton State University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Clayton State University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Clayton State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Clayton State University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Clayton State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Clayton State University 0% 1% 5% 13% 27% 34%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Clayton State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Clayton State University 0% 1% 5% 13% 27% 34%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 7% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 5% 9% 15%
Enrolled at Clayton State University 99% 66% 51% 35% 17% 9%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 9% 14% 15% 12% 8%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 6% 8% 7% 6% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 15% 22% 22% 18% 11%
Current Status Unknown 1% 18% 20% 25% 29% 31%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 528

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54%
14%
3%
6%
23%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
46%
8%
13%
12%
21%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
16%
1%
58%
10%
15%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Clayton State University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Clayton State University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Clayton State University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Clayton State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Clayton State University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Clayton State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Clayton State University 2% 16% 32% 46% 51% 54%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Clayton State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Clayton State University 2% 16% 32% 46% 51% 54%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 5% 8% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 4% 8% 12% 14%
Enrolled at Clayton State University 96% 58% 32% 13% 7% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 9% 9% 6% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 5% 3% 3% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 14% 12% 9% 6%
Current Status Unknown 1% 15% 18% 21% 21% 23%