Clayton, A. B., McClay, L. P., Davis, R. D., & Tevis, T. L. (accepted). Considering both HBCU and PWI options: Exploring the college choice process of first-year Black students. The Journal of Higher Education.
Billings, M. S., Clayton, A. B., & Worsham, R. E. (2022). FAFSA and beyond: How advisers reduce burdens in the financial aid process. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 51(2), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.55504/0884-9153.1737
Martin, A. L., & Clayton, A. B. (2022). Theory to practice: The use of assessment in shaping first-year student services and support. College Student Affairs Journal, 40(2), 47–61. https://doi.org/10.1353/csj.2022.0014
Toutkoushian, R. K., May-Trifiletti, J. A., & Clayton, A. B. (2021). From “first in family” to “first to finish”: Does college graduation vary by how first-generation college status is defined? Educational Policy, 35(3), 481–521. https://doi.org/10.1177/0895904818823753
Worsham, R. E., Clayton, A. B., & Gayles, J. G. (2021). Exploring rural engineering students’ college choice process at two land-grant universities. The Rural Educator, 42(3), 28–44. https://doi.org/10.35608/ruraled.v42i3.1181
Clayton, A. B., & Umbach, P. D. (2020). Making it free and easy: Exploring the effects of North Carolina College Application Week on college access. The Review of Higher Education, 44(1), 87–119. https://doi.org/10.1353/rhe.2020.0036
Godfrey, J. F., Brown, A. M., Hubbard, R. E., & Clayton, A. B. (2020). Posh pipeline: Gaining college admission at any cost. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 23(4), 139–150. https://doi.org/10.1177/1555458920938855
Umbach, P. D., Clayton, A. B., & Smith, K. N. (2020). Developmental education’s effect on graduation and labor market outcomes. Journal of Developmental Education, 43(2), 10–17. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1321865
Whatley, M. E., & Clayton, A. B. (2020). Study abroad for low-income students: The relationship between need-based aid and access to education abroad. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 49(2), 1–27. https://doi.org/10.55504/0884-9153.1679
Clayton, A. B. (2019). Helping students navigate the college choice process: The experiences and practices of college advising professionals in public high schools. The Review of Higher Education, 42(4), 1401–1429. https://doi.org/10.1353/rhe.2019.0070
Clayton, A. B., Medina, M. C., & Wiseman, A. M. (2019). Culture and community: Perspectives from first-year first-generation in college Latino students. Journal of Latinos and Education, 18(2), 134–150. https://doi.org/10.1080/15348431.2017.1386101
Clayton, A. B., & Peters, B. A. (2019). The desegregation of land-grant institutions in the 1950s: The first African American students at NC State University and Virginia Tech. The Journal of Negro Education, 88(1), 75–92. https://doi.org/10.7709/jnegroeducation.88.1.0075
Umbach, P. D., Tuchmayer, J. B., Clayton, A. B., & Smith, K. N. (2019). Transfer student success: Exploring community college, university, and individual predictors. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 43(9), 599–617. https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2018.1520658
Means, D. R., Clayton, A. B., Conzelmann, J. G., Baynes, P., & Umbach, P. D. (2016). Bounded aspirations: Rural, African American high school students and college access. The Review of Higher Education, 39(4), 543–569. https://doi.org/10.1353/rhe.2016.0035
Clayton, A. B., Grantham, A., McGurrin, D. P., Paparella, P., & Pellegrino, L. N. (2015). Winning is everything: The intersection of academics and athletics at Prestige University. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 18(2), 144–156. https://doi.org/10.1177/1555458915584674
Cutler White, C., & Clayton, A. B. (Eds.) (2022). Expanding community college opportunities: Access, transfer, and completion. New Directions for Community Colleges, 198. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Clayton, A. B., & Lloyd, V. C. (forthcoming 2022). Land-grant institutions. In T. J. Davis, P. A. Sasso, & S. Price-Williams (Eds.), Diversity of opportunity and privileged access: Institutional types across American higher education. Information Age Publishing.
Bartek, C., Pellegrino, L., Cutler White, C., & Clayton, A. B. (2022). Institutional change to support online learners: A case study for student success. In C. Cutler White & A. B. Clayton (Eds.), Expanding community college opportunities: Access, transfer, and completion. New Directions for Community Colleges, 198, pp. 1-14. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (View Chapter)
Campbell, E., & Clayton, A. B. (2022). Postsecondary access without a high school diploma: Lessons from the Louisiana’s Five for Six Scholarship. In C. Cutler White & A. B. Clayton (Eds.), Expanding community college opportunities: Access, transfer, and completion. New Directions for Community Colleges, 198, pp. 1-9. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (View Chapter)
Clayton, A. B., Davis, T. J., & Givens, J. (2021). Under-resourced students and undergraduate research: Lessons from a McNair scholars program. In G. L. Martin & S. Ardoin (Eds.), Social class supports: Programs and practices to serve and sustain poor and working class students through higher education. Stylus. (View Chapter)
Ardoin, S., Clayton, A. B., martinez, b., & Nguyen, D. J. (2019). Negotiating space and relationships as a first-generation, working-class college student. In J. C. Garvey, J. C. Harris, D. R. Means, R. J. Perez, & C. J. Porter (Eds.), Case studies for student development theory: Advancing social justice & inclusion in higher education (pp. 105-107). Routledge. (View Chapter)
Clayton, A. B., & Means, D. R. (2018). Access granted? Challenges, controversies, and opportunities around college access in American higher education. In J. L. Blanchard (Ed.), Controversies on campus: Debating the issues confronting American universities in the 21st century (pp. 22-43). Praeger. (View Chapter)