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Clemson Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to find out how diverse the average college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the Clemson diversity report below.

Clemson Student Population

How Many Students Attend Clemson University?

Clemson total enrollment is approximately 25,822 students.

19,486 are undergraduates and 3,129 are graduate students.

Clemson Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Clemson undergraduate population is made up of 50% women, and 50% men.

Clemson Gender Ratio

For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Clemson Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Clemson University Undergraduate Racial-Ethnic Diversity Pie Chart
Race/Ethnicity Number
White 15,686
Black or African American 1,181
Hispanic 1,073
Multi-Ethnic 760
Asian 506
International 167
Unknown 60
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Clemson Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 42% of full-time grad students are women, and 58% men.

Clemson Graduate Student Gender Ratio

For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Clemson Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Clemson University Graduate Students Racial-Ethnic Diversity Pie Chart
Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,490
International 1,240
Black or African American 145
Hispanic 102
Multi-Ethnic 57
Asian 49
Unknown 41
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Clemson achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #451 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  451 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  87.19 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does Clemson Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Clemson is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Clemson is ranked 2,790 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2790 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  26.39 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Clemson Racial Demographics:

Clemson Undergraduate Racial-Ethnic Diversity Pie Chart
Race/Ethnicity Number
White 19,640
International 1,567
Black or African American 1,564
Hispanic 1,303
Multi-Ethnic 888
Asian 620
Unknown 173
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 14

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Clemson University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Racial-Ethnic Demographics of Clemson Faculty
Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 4,191
Black or African American 508
Asian 264
Multi-Ethnic 30
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 16
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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Clemson ranks 157 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  157 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  95.88 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.

Clemson Male/Female Ratio

There are approximately 12,857 female students and 12,965 male students at Clemson.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Clemson is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  99.70 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.

Clemson Faculty Male/Female Ratio

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There are approximately 2,626 female teachers and 2,642 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 15% in Geographic Diversity
37.56% Out of State
0.46% Out of the Country

Clemson ranks 409 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

37.56% of Clemson students come from out of state, and 0.46% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  81 out of 100.
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Where are Clemson Students From?

Top 5 States

Where are Clemson Students From?
State Amount
South Carolina 2,282
North Carolina 224
Georgia 160
New Jersey 119
Virginia 104

International Students at Clemson

Students from 89 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, China, and Iran.

Learn more about international students at Clemson.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
64.01% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  70.83 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Clemson, 64.01% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Clemson Student Age Diversity
Student Age Group Amount
20-21 8,422
18-19 7,188
22-24 4,324
25-29 2,164
35 and over 1,216
30-34 908
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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