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 Clemson University

Clemson University - Clemson, SC

201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

General information:(864)656-4636
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:19,914(15,836 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
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
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $11,078 $11,908 $12,304 -3%
Out-of-state $25,388 $27,376 $28,462 -4%
Books and supplies $922 $940 $1,090 -14%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,774 $7,034 $7,228 -3%
Other $4,704 $5,178 $6,004 -14%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $23,478 $25,060 $26,626 -4%
Off Campus $12,000 $12,848 $13,394 -8%
Off Campus with Family $12,000 $12,848 $13,394 -8%
On Campus $37,788 $40,528 $42,784 -5%
Off Campus $26,310 $28,316 $29,552 -3%
Off Campus with Family $26,310 $28,316 $29,552 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,524
In-state fees $780
Out-of-state tuition $27,682
Out-of-state fees $780
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,556
In-state fee $736
Out-of-state tuition $15,782
Out-of-state fees $736
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,542 85% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,447 82% $20,449,383 $8,357
Federal grants 497 17% $2,231,302 $4,490
Pell grants 497 17% $1,901,177 $3,825
Other federal grants 378 13% $330,125 $873
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,782 60% $9,930,538 $5,573
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,220 41% $8,287,543 $6,793
Student loan aid 1,262 42% $13,514,779 $10,709
Federal student loans 1,253 42% $11,506,761 $9,183
Other student loans 135 5% $2,008,018 $14,874
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 12,013 78% $97,345,253 $8,103
Pell grants 2,850 18% $11,481,086 $4,028
Federal student loans 6,344 41% $58,116,784 $9,161


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 $16,025 $17,840 $16,697
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,870 $6,949 $9,862
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,689 $10,529 $12,869
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,693 $14,574 $16,123
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,548 $16,272 $17,389
$110,001 and more $15,531 $16,739 $17,824

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 19,914
Undergraduate enrollment 15,836
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,149
Graduate enrollment 4,078

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 16,865 8,095 8,770
Percent admitted 58% 62% 53%
Percent admitted who enrolled 62% 19% 17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2171 72%
ACT 845 28%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 550 650
SAT Math 590 680
SAT Writing 540 640
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 69 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 8496
Baseball 33-
Basketball 1212
Football 115-
Golf 12-
Rowing -83
Soccer 2625
Swimming and Diving 2124
Tennis 87
Volleyball -14


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1927 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

09/27/2007 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/29/2005 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/29/2005 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

04/01/2002 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 schools

01/01/1978 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

07/01/1981 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1972 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession321
Drug law violations3951 53
Liquor law violations113297258
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 233634
Liquor law violations 716173
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 223
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 133
Burglary 664526
Motor vehicle theft 131912
Arson 110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 112
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 022
Burglary 261710
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 110
• (!) 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


Default Rate2.3%
Number in default53
Number in repayment2,298

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00342500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General12---
Agricultural Economics14161-
Animal Sciences, General68---
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General17---
Food Science67-3-
Food Science and Technology, Other-10--
Horticultural Science11---
Plant Sciences, General-102-
Soil Sciences, Other2---
Category total209456-
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-25--
Environmental Design/Architecture--1-
Landscape Architecture2210--
Category total79751-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Animal Genetics2903-
Animal Physiology-22-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General241-
Human/Medical Genetics--0-
Microbiology, General3673-
Category total23622150
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General247117-0
Construction Management535--
Finance, General127---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-35--
Marketing, Other-10--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General169---
Operations Management and Supervision353-
Real Estate-19--
Category total65422730
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other-0--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other--8-
Health Communication---0
Category total-080
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-8--
Computer and Information Sciences, General57479-
Information Science/Studies7---
Category total64559-
Education Colleges
Agricultural Teacher Education77--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-64--
Curriculum and Instruction--10-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching312--
Education, General-0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-22101
Elementary Education and Teaching644--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-36--
Mathematics Teacher Education7---
Reading Teacher Education-6--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education8---
Secondary Education and Teaching459--
Special Education and Teaching, General2413--
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education--1-
Category total186163211
Engineering Colleges
Agricultural Engineering1642-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering552113-
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering14---
Chemical Engineering4906-
Civil Engineering, General156424-
Computer Engineering, General2381-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering522110-
Engineering, Other-2160
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering0224-
Industrial Engineering53189-
Materials Engineering081-
Mechanical Engineering1425015-
Category total560215710
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering-Related Fields, Other--0-
Packaging Science322--
Category total3220-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General4114--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-17--
Rhetoric and Composition80---
Category total12131--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Community Services--1-
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other-13--
Category total-131-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General4---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other47---
Spanish Language and Literature7---
Category total72---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other134---
Nursing Science-28--
Pre-Dentistry Studies0---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies1---
Pre-Pharmacy Studies11---
Pre-Veterinary Studies0---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse146---
Category total29228--
History Colleges
History, General29--
Category total649--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General10254-
Category total46254-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Historic Preservation and Conservation-10--
Category total-10--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management16---
Forest Sciences and Biology-114-
Natural Resources/Conservation, General25---
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management--3-
Category total41117-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General12099-
Category total12099-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total15---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General20313-
Chemistry, Other12-2-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-7--
Geology/Earth Science, General11---
Optics/Optical Sciences-00-
Physics, General1336-
Category total561321-
Psychology Colleges
Community Psychology-9--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--7-
Psychology, General1---
Psychology, Other--2-
Category total15299-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-12--
Public Policy Analysis, General--3-
Category total-123-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General70214-
Political Science and Government, General3---
Social Sciences, Other-3--
Category total247244-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General185--
Industrial and Product Design674--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other13---
Category total989--
Grand total2610071921