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Clayton State University is located 15 miles from downtown Atlanta in a beautiful lakeside setting which is complemented by the resources available with its proximity to a major, vibrant metropolitan hub. Instructional sites in Fayette, Henry, and Rockdale counties provide outreach to neighboring community populations, and eCore online courses extend educational alternatives.
The University currently offers eight master's degree programs and 40 baccalaureate degree majors. With an enrollment of 6,900 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 Clayton State classroom experience is led by a highly regarded faculty with academic and business-world expertise in their fields. The University fosters learning and excellence through integrated academic instruction encompassing a technological classroom environment, internships and student research.
A national pioneer in "ubiquitous mobile computing," Clayton State was the third public university to require that each student have access to a notebook computer and has distinguished its learning environment as one of a small number of "Notebook Universities."
Clayton State University is the only university in the country adjacent to both state and national archives facilities: the Georgia Archives and the National Archives and Records Administration Southeast Region. This proximity is invaluable for the Master of Archival Studies degree program which accords students exposure to state-of-the-art preservation and digital archives techniques.
The world-famous performance venue, Spivey Hall, is located on the University's campus. Spivey Hall is one of the nation's premier chamber music venues, presenting annually more than 400 events. The Hall's annual concert series offers world-class musicians performing timeless music in an acoustically perfect place. Known for its commitment to education outreach, performance and touring opportunities attract aspiring youth to the Spivey Hall Children's Choir.
Four new buildings have dramatically changed and enhanced academics and campus life at Clayton State. The LAB Building provides laboratory space for sciences and psychology as well as classrooms. A new facility houses the AACSB-accredited College of Business. Laker Hall, a 451 bed student housing structure, was Georgia's first gigaplex residence hall. On-campus residential housing offers opportunities for freshmen learning communities which foster student success. The 62,000 square foot Student Activities Center contains a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, game room, student organization office space, and a ballroom. The purchase of the Atlanta Bible College property, now known as Clayton State - East, on Trammell Road, provides newly-renovated space for numerous University departmental offices as well as additional classroom space. In summer 2011, the University expanded student housing options with the addition of Clayton Station apartments adjacent to campus, increasing the main campus to 192 acres.
The University's Athletics program features 12 sports and competes in NCAA Division II in the Peach Belt Athletic Conference. The Clayton State Lakers 2010-2011 Women's Basketball team won the NCAA Division II National Championship in March 2011. From 2007 - 2011, a total of 21 Clayton State athletes have been recognized as All Americans.