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IPEDS ID: 217882
OPE ID: 00342500
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Clemson University
201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634
General information:  (864) 656-4636
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  21,857 (17,260 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,147217
Research and public service26101
Total graduate assistants-1,637
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,098$1,112$1,138$1,30814.9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,914$8,142$8,358$8,7184.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,454$8,142$9,888$8,718-11.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$28,182$26,156$29,150$27,820-4.6%
Off Campus$27,350$26,156$28,590$27,820-2.7%
Off Campus with Family$20,082$20,688$20,792$21,8064.9%
On Campus$45,108$43,590$47,166$46,738-0.9%
Off Campus$44,276$43,590$46,606$46,7380.3%
Off Campus with Family$37,008$38,122$38,808$40,7244.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$8,404
In-state fees$816
Out-of-state tuition$17,590
Out-of-state fees$816
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,93689%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,77484%$27,700,240$9,986
Federal grants50815%$2,201,725$4,334
Pell grants50715%$2,174,525$4,289
Other federal grants702%$27,200$389
State/local government grant or scholarships2,00161%$11,625,053$5,810
Institutional grants or scholarships1,95559%$13,873,462$7,096
Student loan aid1,44544%$11,010,574$7,620
Federal student loans1,41643%$7,865,235$5,555
Other student loans2157%$3,145,339$14,629
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,36767%$98,716,303$8,684
Pell grants3,11318%$12,851,385$4,128
Federal student loans7,34043%$50,346,513$6,859
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$16,251$16,817$16,799
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$6,666$7,815$11,581
$30,001 – $48,000$8,807$15,083$13,327
$48,001 – $75,000$10,750$10,490$16,488
$75,001 – $110,000$12,588$13,208$18,306
$110,001 and more$11,976$14,903$18,585
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment21,857
Undergraduate enrollment17,260
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,293
Graduate enrollment4,597
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 53%
Female: 47%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 83%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 61%
Out-of-state: 39%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 37%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 16%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants20,75611,2029,554
Percent admitted52%52%50%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%29%36%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading560660
SAT Math590680
SAT Writing540650
ACT Composite2631
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 92%
Part-time students: 67%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 82%
Transfer-out rate: 13%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 57%
6-year: 82%
8-year: 83%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 61%
6-year: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 79%
Female: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 89%
Asian: 78%
Black or African American: 66%
Hispanic/Latino: 80%
White: 84%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 80%
Non-resident alien: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General30----
Agricultural Economics151--
Animal Sciences, General89----
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General6----
Food Science67-3--
Food Science and Technology, Other-25---
Horticultural Science20----
Plant Sciences, General-155--
Soil Sciences, Other6----
Category total264519--
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-6---
Environmental Design/Architecture--3--
Landscape Architecture158---
Category total56643-23
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies0----
Women's Studies1----
Category total1----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Genetics2602--
Animal Physiology-31--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General23965d4--
Human/Medical Genetics--3--
Microbiology, General5052--
Category total34576d23-3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General301132--9
Construction Management427---
Finance, General128----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-63d---
Marketing, Other-12---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General176--52-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---0d-
Operations Management and Supervision-81--
Organizational Leadership---13-
Real Estate-15---
Category total756307d165d9
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-8---
Health Communication----0d
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--3d--
Sports Communication4----
Category total483d-0d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General715111--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-9--0d
Information Science/Studies11----
Category total826014-0d
Agricultural Teacher Education207---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-63--31d
Curriculum and Instruction--8--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching22----
Education, General-9d---
Education, Other--0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-17d10d-14d
Elementary Education and Teaching42----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-31---
Learning Sciences--0--
Mathematics Teacher Education3----
Reading Teacher Education-1---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education10----
Secondary Education and Teaching2513d--0
Special Education and Teaching, General240d0--
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education--1--
Category total146141d19d-45d
Agricultural Engineering2011--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering953124-2
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering2----
Chemical Engineering5106--
Civil Engineering, General13650d11-0d
Computer Engineering, General50101--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering86d18d10-0d
Engineering, General---0-
Engineering, Other-715-4
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering26267--
Industrial Engineering9150d4400d
Materials Engineering2369--
Mechanical Engineering1605910--
Systems Engineering-0--0d
Category total740d322d88406d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering-Related Fields, Other--3--
Packaging Science506---
Category total5063--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General7311---
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-14d---
Rhetoric and Composition70----
Category total14325d---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Community Services--4-1d
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other015d-22d0d
Category total015d422d1d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General23----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other31----
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation---6-
Spanish Language and Literature18----
Category total72--6-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other88--12d-
International Public Health/International Health---0-
Nursing Science-42---
Pre-Dentistry Studies0----
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies1----
Pre-Pharmacy Studies6----
Pre-Veterinary Studies0----
Public Health, Other-00--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse133----
Category total22842012d-
History, General668---
Category total668---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0----
Category total0----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General393211--
Category total393211--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Historic Preservation and Conservation-12--1
Category total-12--1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management12----
Forest Sciences and Biology-81--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General30----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management--6--
Category total4287--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General15324d110d4d
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies----0d
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-0d---
Category total15324d110d4d
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1----
Category total25----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2447--
Chemistry, Other--2--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-1---
Geology/Earth Science, General14----
Optics/Optical Sciences-00--
Physics, General10512--
Category total481021--
Applied Behavior Analysis----0
Community Psychology-10---
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--2--
Psychology, General197----
Psychology, Other--2--
Category total197104-0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-11--9d
Public Policy Analysis, General--4-3
Category total-114-12d
Social Sciences
Economics, General851712--
Political Science and Government, General75----
Social Sciences, Other-4---
Category total2402112--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General198---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0----
Industrial and Product Design759---
Visual and Performing Arts, Other17----
Category total11117---
Grand total3,8081,270237145104
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 320
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 73
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 30
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 9
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $10,983
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,682
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,218
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,465
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined98108
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1927 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics9/27/2007 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1972 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program7/1/1981 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2005 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2005 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)4/1/2002 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1978 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/2003 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Redfern Health Center
9/23/2004 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession140
Drug law violations583372
Liquor law violations263219231
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations362148
Liquor law violations121196130
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible22
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault232
Motor vehicle theft41239
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault011
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.7%4.0%3.1%
Number in default8210976
Number in repayment2,9292,6972,441
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)