Clemson University

Clemson, SC

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 21,577
Graduate Enrollment: 5,688
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 49.22%

Male/Female: 50% / 50% (2017)

First generation college students: 17.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.2% (2013)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,339
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1220 - 1420

2022 Median Admit ACT: 30
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 27 - 32

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 64.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 44.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 32.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 23.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 78.1%
Black: 5.7%
Hispanic: 7.2%
Asian: 2.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 4.1%
Non-resident alien: 0.6%
Unknown race: 1.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $33,004
In-State tuition: $15,558
Out-of-State tuition: $38,550

Estimated books and supplies: $1,248 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $12,234 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,124 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $12,234 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,124 (2022)

Average Family Income: $102,023 (2017)
Median Family Income: $78,377 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 14.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 37.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $228 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,872
$30k-48k $15,717
$48k-75k $20,834
$75k-110k $24,773
$110k+ $25,868

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 65%
6-year graduation rate: 85%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $19,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $21,300 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 78.1% (2015)
@3 year 83.9% (2017)
@5 year 88.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 61.2% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 64.7% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $48,784 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $61,914 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 61 $25,000 $239 $35,767 ($2,981) $48,279 ($4,023)
Master's Degree Computer Programming. 15
Doctoral Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 3
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 17 $25,964 $267 $70,194 ($5,850)
Master's Degree Education, General. 92 $199 $46,932 ($3,911)
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 4
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 20 $46,560 ($3,880)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 21 $312 $60,430 ($5,036) $71,641 ($5,970)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 25
Doctoral Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 2
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 20 $37,138 ($3,095) $37,108 ($3,092)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 4
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 67 $168 $44,157 ($3,680) $47,653 ($3,971)
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 34
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 88 $25,783 $251 $37,518 ($3,127) $39,984 ($3,332)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 16 $41,825 ($3,485) $42,564 ($3,547)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 23 $23,250 $228 $41,780 ($3,482) $45,406 ($3,784)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 14 $41,498 ($3,458)
Doctoral Degree Education, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 18 $60,812 ($5,068) $73,072 ($6,089)
Master's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 1
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Engineering. 1
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 9
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 245 $24,125 $230 $69,597 ($5,800) $79,302 ($6,609)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 55 $80,496 ($6,708)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 11
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Industrial Engineering. 72
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 154 $26,750 $254 $68,425 ($5,702) $83,583 ($6,965)
Master's Degree Industrial Engineering. 56 $115,656 ($9,638)
Doctoral Degree Industrial Engineering. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Engineering, Other. 5
Master's Degree Engineering, Other. 62 $86,893 ($7,241)
Doctoral Degree Engineering, Other. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering, Other. 6
Doctoral Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 61 $25,000 $240 $68,038 ($5,670) $78,978 ($6,582)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 5
Doctoral Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 2
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 34 $26,112 $236 $29,099 ($2,425) $34,874 ($2,906)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 24 $26,500 $261 $37,225 ($3,102)
Bachelor's Degree Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. 24 $22,715 $232 $38,290 ($3,191) $53,186 ($4,432)
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 2
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 16 $43,345 ($3,612) $52,075 ($4,340)
Doctoral Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 24
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 141 $22,592 $207 $33,166 ($2,764) $40,638 ($3,387)
Master's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 43 $333 $40,569 ($3,381) $36,089 ($3,007)
Doctoral Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 2
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 29 $291 $46,078 ($3,840)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 17 $43,659 ($3,638)
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 26 $27,000 $286 $58,124 ($4,844)
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 15
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 15 $20,500 $213
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 10
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 21
Master's Degree Physics. 2
Doctoral Degree Physics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 283 $22,687 $217 $29,734 ($2,478) $46,792 ($3,899)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 12
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 7
Doctoral Degree Psychology, Other. 3
Master's Degree Public Administration. 27 $523 $72,950 ($6,079) $85,463 ($7,122)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 10
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 24 $22,375 $207 $34,379 ($2,865)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 119 $22,250 $215 $41,577 ($3,465) $55,077 ($4,590)
Master's Degree Economics. 5
Doctoral Degree Economics. 15
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 330 $24,225 $217 $44,934 ($3,745) $58,834 ($4,903)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 218 $452 $83,164 ($6,930) $90,367 ($7,531)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 9
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 141 $23,250 $228 $49,197 ($4,100) $69,904 ($5,825)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 108 $233 $62,650 ($5,221) $77,031 ($6,419)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 142 $20,000 $205 $57,070 ($4,756) $71,621 ($5,968)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 19 $75,006 ($6,251) $68,661 ($5,722)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Marketing. 41
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 268 $23,250 $228 $45,343 ($3,779) $62,978 ($5,248)
Master's Degree Marketing. 7
Master's Degree Real Estate. 25 $67,210 ($5,601)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 4
Bachelor's Degree Construction Management. 57 $22,675 $212 $72,268 ($6,022) $79,462 ($6,622)
Master's Degree Construction Management. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Construction Management. 1
Master's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 21 $266
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 102 $23,250 $228 $47,532 ($3,961) $58,873 ($4,906)
Master's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 5
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 46 $25,125 $240 $31,389 ($2,616) $35,853 ($2,988)
Master's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 4
Bachelor's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 10
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 108 $24,827 $228 $27,026 ($2,252) $42,978 ($3,582)
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 112 $22,500 $227 $53,542 ($4,462) $73,586 ($6,132)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 50 $215 $70,962 ($5,914)
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 14
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 88 $21,450 $217 $69,607 ($5,801) $88,071 ($7,339)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 3
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 118 $25,750 $232 $62,695 ($5,225) $75,853 ($6,321)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 37 $71,838 ($5,987) $79,082 ($6,590)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 16
Graduate/Professional Certificate Civil Engineering. 43
Master's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 62 $26,955 $278 $70,016 ($5,835) $84,332 ($7,028)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 15
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 80 $26,000 $257 $73,506 ($6,126) $83,410 ($6,951)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 27
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 8
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 30 $20,500 $217 $60,808 ($5,067) $68,182 ($5,682)
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 17 $68,312 ($5,693)
Doctoral Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 44 $25,243 $268 $67,534 ($5,628) $75,510 ($6,293)
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 5
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 70 $23,123 $223 $36,647 ($3,054) $40,400 ($3,367)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 63 $23,250 $215 $40,236 ($3,353) $62,729 ($5,227)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 5 $75,908 ($6,326)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 280 $23,250 $217 $27,851 ($2,321) $55,365 ($4,614)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 101 $227 $53,865 ($4,489) $63,292 ($5,274)
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 58 $22,875 $231 $27,512 ($2,293)
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 57 $25,762 $253 $36,929 ($3,077) $55,165 ($4,597)
Bachelor's Degree Genetics. 47 $22,225 $228
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 3
Master's Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2
Doctoral Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 50 $22,500 $239 $47,115 ($3,926) $71,461 ($5,955)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 35
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 12
Master's Degree Historic Preservation and Conservation. 10 $46,458 ($3,872) $51,479 ($4,290)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 81 $21,000 $217 $32,496 ($2,708) $57,948 ($4,829)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 51 $26,125 $239 $31,977 ($2,665) $42,405 ($3,534)
Master's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 4
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 68 $26,000 $246 $43,491 ($3,624) $51,270 ($4,273)
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 3
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 8
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 19 $19,579 ($1,632) $30,278 ($2,523)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 7
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, Other. 25 $26,972 $236 $20,594 ($1,716) $41,676 ($3,473)
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Public Health. 18
Master's Degree Public Health. 10
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 163 $23,000 $197 $65,486 ($5,457) $62,892 ($5,241)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 55 $399 $87,276 ($7,273) $101,489 ($8,457)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 11
Bachelor's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 85 $19,500 $207 $26,553 ($2,213) $62,160 ($5,180)
Bachelor's Degree History. 56 $24,550 $217 $35,547 ($2,962) $43,894 ($3,658)
Master's Degree History. 5
Master's Degree Food Science and Technology. 10
Doctoral Degree Food Science and Technology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 12 $21,724 $217 $43,003 ($3,584) $42,933 ($3,578)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 13
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 10
Bachelor's Degree Soil Sciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 28 $21,200 $225 $32,578 ($2,715) $47,753 ($3,979)
Bachelor's Degree Forestry. 23 $24,700 $243 $49,872 ($4,156) $43,033 ($3,586)
Master's Degree Forestry. 6
Doctoral Degree Forestry. 2
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 59 $22,500 $228 $48,325 ($4,027) $57,513 ($4,793)
Master's Degree Architecture. 1 $59,877 ($4,990) $67,521 ($5,627)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Architecture. 8
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 16
Doctoral Degree Environmental Design. 7
Bachelor's Degree Landscape Architecture. 13 $27,000 $286 $47,692 ($3,974) $55,462 ($4,622)
Master's Degree Landscape Architecture. 7
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 31 $371 $55,749 ($4,646)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 8
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 9
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 23 $23,375 $227 $35,345 ($2,945)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 140 $22,498 $229 $68,400 ($5,700) $100,006 ($8,334)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 47
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 7


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $96,111
Full time faculty: 90%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $770,924,097 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,008,750,237 (2022)