Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Clemson are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 17% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Clemson University students
Race Percent of Students
White 83%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 3% more male students than female students enrolled at Clemson University with a gender ratio of 51% men to 49% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Clemson has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Clemson University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 51%
Women 49%
Enrollment by gender for Clemson University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 12,689
Women 12,262

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Clemson serves a low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 60 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Clemson University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 60%
Out of State 39%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,586 per year

16% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
24,951
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 3.9%
Part time Undergrads 3.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217882 IPEDS survey data for Clemson University.

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