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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
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
Research Universities (high 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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,090$1,098$1,112$1,1382.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,228$7,914$8,142$8,3582.7%
Off Campus
Room and board-$9,454$8,142$9,88821.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$26,626$28,182$26,156$29,15011.4%
Off Campus$13,394$27,350$26,156$28,5909.3%
Off Campus with Family$13,394$20,082$20,688$20,7920.5%
On Campus$42,784$45,108$43,590$47,1668.2%
Off Campus$29,552$44,276$43,590$46,6066.9%
Off Campus with Family$29,552$37,008$38,122$38,8081.8%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$8,076
In-state fees$790
Out-of-state tuition$16,868
Out-of-state fees$790
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 (2014-2015): $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) 2013-2014
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, General22----
Agricultural Economics10143--
Animal Sciences, General80----
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General22----
Food Science73-3--
Food Science and Technology, Other-11---
Horticultural Science2----
Plant Sciences, General-151--
Soil Sciences, Other4----
Category total255487--
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-14---
Environmental Design/Architecture--6--
Landscape Architecture1211---
Category total69646-8
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies0----
Women's Studies0----
Category total0----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Genetics2213--
Animal Physiology-21--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General25027d6--
Human/Medical Genetics--1--
Microbiology, General4023--
Category total33236d24-2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General241134--0
Construction Management351d---
Finance, General126----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-31d---
Marketing, Other-9---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General162--45-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---0d-
Operations Management and Supervision-52--
Organizational Leadership---14-
Real Estate-17---
Category total668250d259d0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-6---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other--1--
Health Communication----0d
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--2d--
Sports Communication0----
Category total063d-0d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General59542--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-15--0d
Information Science/Studies7----
Category total66692-0d
Agricultural Teacher Education123---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-79--35d
Curriculum and Instruction--10--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching23----
Education, General-8d---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-5d21d-5d
Elementary Education and Teaching47----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-30---
Mathematics Teacher Education2----
Reading Teacher Education-11---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education6----
Secondary Education and Teaching3911d--0
Special Education and Teaching, General202d---
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education1----
Category total150149d31d-40d
Agricultural Engineering1691--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering982216-0
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering3----
Chemical Engineering43110--
Civil Engineering, General14739d17-0d
Computer Engineering, General38106--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering77d23d9-0d
Engineering, General---0-
Engineering, Other-584-2
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering28133--
Industrial Engineering7055d700d
Materials Engineering2418--
Mechanical Engineering170437--
Systems Engineering-0--0d
Category total714d274d8802d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering-Related Fields, Other--0--
Packaging Science434---
Category total4340--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General6712---
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-9d---
Rhetoric and Composition75----
Category total14221d---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Community Services--2-0d
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other022d-0d19d
Category total022d20d19d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General22----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other31----
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation---3-
Spanish Language and Literature22----
Category total75--3-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other101--7d-
Nursing Science-38---
Pre-Dentistry Studies0----
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies1----
Pre-Pharmacy Studies13----
Pre-Veterinary Studies0----
Public Health, Other-00--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse133----
Category total2483807d-
History, General587---
Category total587---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0----
Category total0----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General433012--
Category total433012--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Historic Preservation and Conservation-12--1
Category total-12--1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management21----
Forest Sciences and Biology-82--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General32----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management--4--
Category total5386--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General11916d70d1d
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies----0d
Category total11916d70d1d
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies0----
Category total20----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General27214--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-8---
Geology/Earth Science, General11----
Optics/Optical Sciences-11--
Physics, General2772--
Category total651817--
Applied Behavior Analysis----0
Community Psychology-8---
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--2--
Psychology, General224----
Psychology, Other--2--
Category total22484-0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-15--4d
Public Policy Analysis, General--0-1
Category total-150-5d
Social Sciences
Economics, General86285--
Political Science and Government, General100----
Social Sciences, Other-0---
Category total255285--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General186---
Industrial and Product Design696---
Visual and Performing Arts, Other22----
Category total10912---
Grand total3,7081,1352166978
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
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
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined9691
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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession114
Drug law violations535833
Liquor law violations258263219
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations343621
Liquor law violations73121196
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible422
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault323
Motor vehicle theft12412
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible312
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault201
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.
  • 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)
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