Clemson University Graduate Schools

Clemson University (referred to as Clemson) is a Public, 4 years school located in Clemson, SC. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Clemson University is $11,796 for South Carolina residents and $23,246 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,538 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 26,406 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Clemson University (referred to as Clemson) is a Public, 4 years school located in Clemson, SC. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1927 - Current).
Clemson Directory Information
School NameClemson University (Clemson)
Address201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC 29634
Phone864-656-4636
Webhttps://www.clemson.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.clemson.edu/admissions/undergraduate/index.html
Financial Infohttps://www.clemson.edu/finaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Clemson University is $11,796 for South Carolina residents and $23,246 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,538 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 26,406 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 242 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 43 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$23,246
$11,796 for South Carolina Residents
Student Population5,538
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs242 graduate programs
(43 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Clemson University is $11,796 for South Carolina residents and $23,246 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $724 for South Carolina residents and $1,451 for out-of-state students.
Clemson University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Clemson University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)43 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Clemson University is $11,796 for South Carolina residents and $23,246 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$9,226$918$19,528$918
2018-2019$9,386$1,216$19,776$1,216
2019-2020$10,600$1,196$22,050$1,196
2020-2021$10,600$1,196$22,050$1,196
2021-2022$10,600$1,196$22,050$1,196
The graduate school tuition & fees of Clemson is average compared to public graduate schools in South Carolina. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the South Carolina graduate tuition is $25,031 (public) / $13,492 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Clemson University$11,796$23,246
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
South Carolina Graduate Schools$13,396$19,204
Public$13,033$25,031
Private$13,492
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $17,358 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Clemson University. On-campus living costs are increased by 7.59% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $17,358. Off-campus living costs are increased by 7.59% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$9,592$3,520$9,592$3,520
2018-2019$10,832$3,672$10,832$3,672
2019-2020$11,414$4,054$11,414$4,054
2020-2021$11,850$4,284$11,850$4,284
2021-2022$12,234$5,124$12,234$5,124
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $724 for South Carolina residents and $1,451 for other students at Clemson University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$636$1,290
2018-2019$638$1,295
2019-2020$724$1,451
2020-2021$724$1,451
2021-2022$724$1,451

Graduate Programs at Clemson

Clemson University offers 161 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,045 students have completed their study at Clemson University.
Offered Degrees at Clemson University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7531,668
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship521249
Post Bachelor's Degree25966
Post Master's Degree9162
Total161142,045
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Clemson University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Civil Engineering program with 43 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 218 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 21 completers.
Clemson University offers 161 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,045 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,668 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 66 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 62 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 26 completers-
Agricultural Economics4-
Aquaculture0-
Food Science and Technology (other)7-
Plant Sciences15-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (other)0-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 28 completers-
Forest Sciences and Biology3-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management25-
Architecture [+] 63 completers-
Architecture0$50,300
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning10-
Environmental Design/Architecture8-
Landscape Architecture5-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology40-
Communication and Journalism [+] 14 completers-
Communication and Media Studies (other)14-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 66 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences59-
Computer Programming/Programmer7-
Education [+] 262 completers-
Education149-
Educational Leadership and Administration7-
Special Education and Teaching10-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services55$38,500
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Agricultural Teacher Education3-
Reading Teacher Education38-
Engineering [+] 370 completers-
Agricultural Engineering1-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering48-
Chemical Engineering4-
Civil Engineering55$61,800
Computer Engineering3-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering23-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering8-
Materials Engineering6-
Mechanical Engineering59-
Systems Engineering0-
Industrial Engineering106-
Engineering (other)57-
Engineering Technology [+] 4 completers-
Packaging Science4-
Work and Family Studies [+] 15 completers-
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)15-
English Language And Literature [+] 16 completers-
English Language and Literature10-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing6-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 129 completers$46,400
Biology/Biological Sciences120$46,400
Biochemistry0-
Microbiology2-
Entomology2-
Animal Physiology4-
Animal Genetics0-
Toxicology1-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 25 completers-
Mathematics25-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Historic Preservation and Conservation6$34,800
Computational Science0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 86 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management48-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management38-
Physical Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Chemistry5-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)8-
Physics3-
Optics/Optical Sciences1-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Community Psychology8-
Human Services [+] 43 completers-
Public Administration43-
Social Sciences [+] 15 completers-
Economics12-
Social Sciences (other)3-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 16 completers-
Industrial and Product Design10-
Art/Art Studies6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 60 completers-
Public Health (other)16-
Medical Informatics1-
Nursing Science43-
Business [+] (1 completers) 391 completers-
Business Administration and Management206$71,000
Operations Management and Supervision6-
Transportation/Mobility Management0-
Accounting96$59,400
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration28$59,900
Marketing (other)26-
Real Estate22-
Construction Management7-
History [+] 8 completers-
History8-
Total1,668
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 4 completers-
Agricultural Economics0-
Food Science1-
Plant Sciences3-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (other)0-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 3 completers-
Forest Sciences and Biology2-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management1-
Architecture [+] 5 completers-
Environmental Design/Architecture5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 5 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences7-
Informatics3-
Education [+] 29 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction4-
Educational Leadership and Administration18$55,000
Learning Sciences1-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (other)0-
Special Education and Teaching4-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education0-
Education (other)2-
Engineering [+] 74 completers-
Agricultural Engineering1-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering12-
Chemical Engineering10-
Civil Engineering13-
Computer Engineering1-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering6-
Materials Engineering6-
Mechanical Engineering7-
Industrial Engineering5-
Engineering (other)5-
Engineering Technology [+] 6 completers-
Engineering-Related Fields (other)6-
Work and Family Studies [+] 10 completers-
Family and Community Services10-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Biochemistry1-
Microbiology2-
Entomology2-
Animal Physiology2-
Animal Genetics0-
Human/Medical Genetics4-
Toxicology3-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 10 completers-
Mathematics10-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 14 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management14-
Physical Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Chemistry13-
Chemistry (other)0-
Physics11-
Optics/Optical Sciences0-
Psychology [+] 6 completers-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology5-
Psychology (other)1-
Human Services [+] 3 completers-
Public Policy Analysis3-
Social Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Economics14-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Public Health (other)3-
Medical Informatics1-
Nursing Practice6-
Business [+] 4 completers-
Operations Management and Supervision4-
Total249
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 0 completers-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services0-
Architecture [+] 2 completers-
Architecture2-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Computer Programming/Programmer0-
Education [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)0-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 25 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering3-
Civil Engineering16-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Systems Engineering0-
Industrial Engineering0-
Engineering (other)6-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 19 completers-
Family and Community Services0-
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)19-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Genome Sciences/Genomics1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Historic Preservation and Conservation0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management1-
Psychology [+] 0 completers-
Applied Behavior Analysis0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 5 completers-
Homeland Security1-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management4-
Human Services [+] 11 completers-
Public Administration11-
Public Policy Analysis0-
Business [+] 2 completers-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)0-
Construction Management2-
Total66
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 1 completers-
Health Communication1-
Education [+] 30 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration3-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services27-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Engineering (other)0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Epidemiology0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 0 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Medical Scientist10-
Nursing Administration0-
Business [+] 21 completers-
Business Administration and Management21-
Total62

Graduate Student Population at Clemson

For academic year 2021-2022, total 5,538 students enrolled into Clemson University graduate schools where it has total 26,406 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,949 full-time and 2,589 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,643 male and 2,895 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,5382,6432,895
Full-time2,9491,6501,299
Part-tme2,5899931,596
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 3,456 White (62.41%), 393 Black/African American (7.10%), 202 Hispanic (3.65%), 104 Asian (1.88%), and 1,383 students with other races. 1,181 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,5382,6432,895
American Indian/Native American615
Asian1045648
Black/African American393145248
Hispanic20287115
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander752
White3,4561,4502,006
Two More933756
Un-Known965442
Non-resident Alien1,181808373
Clemson University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,172 graduate students (39.22% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,631 graduate students (29.45% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,538
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,172
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,631
Not in Online Courses1,735
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Clemson University. 1,597 students are aged 20 to 24 (28.84% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.04%), 236 students are aged above 50 (4.26%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Clemson University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,5382,6432,895
Age 18-19211
Age 20-21562630
Age 22-241,541769772
Age 25-291,763917846
Age 30-34925446479
Age 35-39485224261
Age 40-49530185345
Age 50-6422168153
Over 641578

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