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 2023 graduate school tuition & fees at Clemson University is $12,204 for South Carolina residents and $23,912 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,688 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 27,341 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 2023 graduate school tuition & fees at Clemson University is $12,204 for South Carolina residents and $23,912 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,688 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 27,341 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 266 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 13 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$23,912
$12,204 for South Carolina Residents
Student Population5,688
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs266 graduate programs
(13 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Clemson University is $12,204 for South Carolina residents and $23,912 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $749 for South Carolina residents and $1,493 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, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)13 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
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Clemson University is $12,204 for South Carolina residents and $23,912 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.87% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
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
2022-2023$10,858$1,346$22,566$1,346
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 $19,603 and the South Carolina graduate tuition is $25,304 (public) / $14,181 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Clemson University$12,204$23,912
All Graduate Schools$16,007$19,603
Public$11,484$20,787
Private$19,674
South Carolina Graduate Schools$13,404$19,691
Public$13,051$25,304
Private$14,181
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $17,804 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 2.57% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $17,804. Off-campus living costs are increased by 2.57% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
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
2022-2023$12,350$5,454$12,350$5,454
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $749 for South Carolina residents and $1,493 for other students at Clemson University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.89% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$638$1,295
2019-2020$724$1,451
2020-2021$724$1,451
2021-2022$724$1,451
2022-2023$749$1,493

Graduate Programs at Clemson

Clemson University offers 167 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, 2,370 students have completed their study at Clemson University.
Offered Degrees at Clemson University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7831,817
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship531225
Post Bachelor's Degree267252
Post Master's Degree10176
Total167122,370
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Clemson University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational/Instructional Technology program with 97 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 206 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 18 completers.
Clemson University offers 167 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,370 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,817 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 252 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 76 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 29 completers-
Agricultural Economics0-
Aquaculture0-
Food Science and Technology (other)6-
Plant Sciences21-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (other)2-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 52 completers-
Forest Sciences and Biology6-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management46-
Architecture [+] 58 completers-
Architecture0$50,300
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning15-
Environmental Design/Architecture0-
Landscape Architecture3-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology40-
Communication and Journalism [+] 13 completers-
Communication and Media Studies (other)13-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 96 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences88-
Computer Programming/Programmer8-
Education [+] 348 completers-
Education153-
Educational Leadership and Administration16-
Special Education and Teaching8-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services68$38,500
Elementary Education and Teaching21-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Secondary Education and Teaching9-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching9-
Agricultural Teacher Education15-
Reading Teacher Education49-
Engineering [+] 415 completers-
Agricultural Engineering2-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering47-
Chemical Engineering1-
Civil Engineering48$61,800
Computer Engineering13-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering23-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering19-
Materials Engineering11-
Mechanical Engineering85-
Systems Engineering0-
Industrial Engineering58-
Engineering (other)108-
Engineering Technology [+] 14 completers-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician12-
Packaging Science2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 21 completers-
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)21-
English Language and Literature [+] 22 completers-
English Language and Literature13-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing9-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 124 completers$46,400
Biology/Biological Sciences114$46,400
Biochemistry0-
Microbiology3-
Entomology0-
Animal Physiology4-
Animal Genetics0-
Toxicology3-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 22 completers-
Mathematics22-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Historic Preservation and Conservation6$34,800
Computational Science0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 91 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management38-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management53-
Physical Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Chemistry4-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)5-
Physics1-
Optics/Optical Sciences1-
Psychology [+] 7 completers-
Community Psychology7-
Human Services [+] 40 completers-
Public Administration40-
Social Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Economics9-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics0-
Social Sciences (other)4-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 9 completers-
Industrial and Product Design3-
Art/Art Studies6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 57 completers-
Public Health (other)8-
Medical Informatics5-
Nursing Science44-
Business [+] (1 completers) 364 completers-
Business Administration and Management197$71,000
Operations Management and Supervision3-
Transportation/Mobility Management0-
Accounting86$59,400
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration18$59,900
Human Resources Development43-
Marketing (other)0-
Real Estate14-
Construction Management3-
History [+] 5 completers-
History5-
Total1,817
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 14 completers-
Agricultural Economics0-
Food Science6-
Plant Sciences8-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (other)0-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 2 completers-
Forest Sciences and Biology1-
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 [+] 6 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences2-
Informatics4-
Education [+] 20 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction4-
Educational Leadership and Administration9$55,000
Learning Sciences2-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (other)0-
Special Education and Teaching3-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education0-
Education (other)2-
Engineering [+] 81 completers-
Agricultural Engineering1-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering15-
Chemical Engineering3-
Civil Engineering11-
Computer Engineering5-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering10-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering5-
Materials Engineering4-
Mechanical Engineering12-
Industrial Engineering7-
Engineering (other)8-
Engineering Technology [+] 1 completers-
Engineering-Related Fields (other)1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 4 completers-
Family and Community Services4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 21 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences3-
Biochemistry3-
Microbiology0-
Entomology1-
Animal Physiology1-
Animal Genetics2-
Human/Medical Genetics9-
Toxicology2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 6 completers-
Mathematics6-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 5 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management5-
Physical Sciences [+] 26 completers-
Chemistry14-
Chemistry (other)0-
Physics10-
Optics/Optical Sciences2-
Psychology [+] 9 completers-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology6-
Psychology (other)3-
Human Services [+] 2 completers-
Public Policy Analysis2-
Social Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Economics9-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Public Health (other)1-
Medical Informatics2-
Nursing Science0-
Nursing Practice5-
Business [+] 1 completers-
Operations Management and Supervision1-
Total225
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 0 completers-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services0-
Architecture [+] 10 completers-
Architecture10-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Computer Programming/Programmer0-
Education [+] (1 completers) 201 completers-
Educational/Instructional Technology97-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Reading Teacher Education22-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)82-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1-
Civil Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Systems Engineering0-
Industrial Engineering0-
Engineering (other)4-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 22 completers-
Family and Community Services1-
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)21-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Genome Sciences/Genomics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Historic Preservation and Conservation1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 2 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management2-
Psychology [+] 0 completers-
Applied Behavior Analysis0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Homeland Security0-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management0-
Human Services [+] 5 completers-
Public Administration5-
Public Policy Analysis0-
Business [+] 6 completers-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)0-
Construction Management6-
Total252
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 0 completers-
Health Communication0-
Education [+] 50 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration17-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services33-
Reading Teacher Education0-
Engineering [+] 7 completers-
Engineering (other)7-
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) 0 completers-
Medical Scientist0-
Nursing Administration0-
Business [+] 19 completers-
Business Administration and Management19-
Total76

Graduate Student Population at Clemson

For the academic year 2021-2022, total 5,688 students enrolled into Clemson University graduate schools where it has total 27,341 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,082 full-time and 2,606 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,664 male and 3,024 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
Total5,6882,6643,024
Full-time3,0821,6851,397
Part-tme2,6069791,627
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 3,591 White (63.13%), 378 Black/African American (6.65%), 229 Hispanic (4.03%), 98 Asian (1.72%), and 1,392 students with other races. 1,180 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,6882,6643,024
American Indian/Native American633
Asian985345
Black/African American378157221
Hispanic229112117
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander862
White3,5911,4782,113
Two More1114170
Un-Known874245
Non-resident Alien1,180772408
Clemson University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,943 graduate students (34.16% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 757 graduate students (13.31% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,688
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,943
Enrolled Some Online Courses757
Not in Online Courses2,988
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Clemson University. 1,687 students are aged 20 to 24 (29.66% of total students), 241 students are aged above 50 (4.24%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Clemson University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,6882,6643,024
Age 20-21713338
Age 22-241,616798818
Age 25-291,786887899
Age 30-34930441489
Age 35-39488221267
Age 40-49556203353
Age 50-6422272150
Over 6419910

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