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Clemson University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Clemson, SC

Clemson University – Snapshot

Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 18,395

Average annual cost of attendance: $16,770

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $21,500

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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Clemson University Tuition based on Family Income

For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $12,905

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $13,113

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $16,863

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $18,563

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $19,683

The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Clemson University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Clemson University Graduate Success

Graduation rate: 81%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 93%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $52,400

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 78%

Clemson University Admissions

Clemson University Acceptance Rate: 51%

Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 590 to 680

SAT Critical Reading: 560 to 660

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 26 to 33

ACT Math: 25 to 30

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Clemson University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Clemson University Student Debt

Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 17%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 40%

Typical student debt: $21,500

Typical monthly loan payment: $229

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Majors at Clemson University

These are the most popular areas of study offered at Clemson University:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences – 7%
  • Architecture and Related Services – 1%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 9%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 21%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 4%
  • Engineering – 20%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 4%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 1%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 6%
  • History – 2%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 4%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 5%
  • Social Sciences – 6%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 3%

For more information about the various majors at Clemson University, visit their website.

Clemson University Diversity

Overall Composition at Clemson University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Clemson University full time:  97%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Clemson University part time:  3%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Clemson University:  4%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 2%

Black: 7%

Hispanic: 4%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 0%

White: 83%

Clemson University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools

Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.4

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 19.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.