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Academics at Clemson University - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at Clemson will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at Clemson this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 19,669 undergraduate students at Clemson University is 1,411 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 16 to 1 which makes Clemson University worse than the typical college regarding instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at Clemson University , there are 16 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is worse than the typical college concerning instructional attention.
The vast majority of the instructors (92.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (100.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The vast majority of the faculty (92.0% ) are full-time.
A slim percentage of the faculty (34.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at Clemson University compares to the national average

Most Popular Majors

Clemson University offers 78 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 68 majors within 24 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, Clemson University awarded 4,998 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Business Administration & Management0379379
General Psychology0303303
General Biology0275275
Mechanical Engineering0228228

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