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Clemson University Veteran Services & Resources

Is Clemson University a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. We've assembled this Clemson University veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Clemson University G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on Clemson:

How Does Clemson Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual's Best Schools for Veterans report is released each year to highlight colleges and universities that do an outstanding job supporting veterans while they are pursuing their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Clemson University at #273. As such, Clemson is among the top 15% of all schools in the country when it comes to offering vets a great educational experience. The school also ranked #5 in our Best for Vets in South Carolina ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how Clemson fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 251
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 267
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 253

You can also see how specific majors at Clemson fared when compared to the same major at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Operations Management Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Engineering-Related Fields Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Animal Genetics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Engineering-Related Fields Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Pre-Pharmacy Studies Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Other Human Development, Family Studies, & Related Services Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Aquaculture Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Soil Sciences, Other Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Aquaculture Colleges for Veterans 2

How Many Veterans Go to Clemson?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

The VA reports that there are 922 G.I. Bill® students at Clemson. Since the total enrollment at the school is 26,406, approximately 3.49% of the students at Clemson are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at Clemson

Clemson University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Clemson University does have a student veterans group.

Does Clemson Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, Clemson does not offer college credit for life experience.

If you have specialized military training, Clemson may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

Clemson Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Clemson does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army

Complaints to the VA About Clemson

There have been 1 complaints registered to the VA for Clemson.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.Please note that the number of classified complaints may not equal the total, as one complaint might be for multiple reasons.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 1
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 0
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 0

References

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