Clemson University Rankings by Salary Score

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Clemson University's Top Rankings

Clemson University is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Clemson University

We calculated a salary score for each of Clemson University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Clemson University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Clemson Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 53 95% 95% $21,500 $49,270 53
Agricultural Business and Management 59 98% 98% $21,230 $45,500 59
Agricultural Engineering 63 100% 100% $24,980 $59,050 63
Agricultural Production Operations 21 98% 98% $23,540 $24,530 21
Animal Sciences 37 98% 98% $23,320 $29,030 37
Anthropology 57 100% 100% Not Reported $27,490 57
Architecture 27 98% 98% $27,000 $41,940 27
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 20 100% 100% $21,500 $27,670 20
Biology, General 28 96% 96% $20,530 $25,800 28
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 73 94% 94% $20,500 $63,430 73
Business Administration, Management and Operations 57 99% 99% $21,500 $44,450 57
Chemical Engineering 76 100% 100% $23,250 $72,440 76
Chemistry 30 100% 100% $23,250 $34,530 30
Civil Engineering 46 100% 100% $23,250 $60,740 46
Computer and Information Sciences, General 78 95% 95% $23,500 $70,370 78
Computer Engineering 46 98% 98% $19,000 $70,010 46
Construction Management 35 98% 98% $21,500 $61,520 35
Design and Applied Arts 81 98% 98% $23,250 $42,190 81
Economics 26 99% 99% $19,500 $41,570 26
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 24 97% 97% $25,500 $64,590 24
Engineering-Related Fields 60 98% 98% $23,250 $64,250 60
English Language and Literature, General 56 97% 97% $21,500 $30,340 56
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 54 94% 94% $25,500 $55,960 54
Finance and Financial Management Services 68 97% 97% $20,500 $55,190 68
Fine and Studio Arts 11 94% 94% $24,960 $19,680 11
Food Science and Technology 5 97% 97% $24,500 $31,130 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 75 95% 95% $20,750 $39,370 75
Forestry 36 100% 100% $23,000 $36,670 36
Genetics 17 95% 95% $26,610 $27,950 17
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 16 96% 96% $22,000 $27,950 16
History 54 96% 96% $21,050 $31,450 54
Industrial Engineering 58 99% 99% $23,250 $69,340 58
Information Science/Studies 82 100% 100% Not Reported $63,340 82
Landscape Architecture 17 93% 93% Not Reported $42,680 17
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 52 83% 83% $24,090 $29,690 52
Marketing 84 99% 99% $21,500 $49,190 84
Materials Engineering 34 100% 100% $20,000 $62,010 34
Mathematics 73 97% 97% $21,000 $52,940 73
Mechanical Engineering 61 98% 98% $22,390 $67,210 61
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 31 100% 100% $21,500 $29,690 31
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 59 98% 98% $20,750 $33,250 59
Plant Sciences 11 94% 94% Not Reported $28,240 11
Political Science and Government 70 95% 95% $21,500 $38,910 70
Psychology, General 34 94% 94% $21,500 $27,950 34
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 32 100% 100% $18,650 $60,370 32
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 85 97% 97% $20,470 $37,210 85
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14 100% 100% $17,500 $25,190 14
Sociology 64 97% 97% $20,500 $34,530 64
Special Education and Teaching 16 93% 93% Not Reported $33,690 16
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 32 98% 98% $22,500 $33,650 32
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 78 95% 95% $23,250 $40,900 78
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 42 100% 100% $23,500 $26,350 42

Salary Scores for Clemson Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 43 98% 98% $20,500 $60,040 43
Architecture 49 100% 100% $31,500 $54,140 49
Biology, General 59 97% 97% $19,840 $52,460 59
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 34 100% 100% Not Reported $68,000 34
Business Administration, Management and Operations 54 97% 97% $39,060 $72,980 54
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 32 100% 100% Not Reported $52,110 32
Civil Engineering 57 100% 100% Not Reported $73,450 57
Education, General 17 100% 100% Not Reported $41,940 17
Educational Administration and Supervision 18 100% 100% Not Reported $44,020 18
Engineering, Other 27 100% 100% Not Reported $85,760 27
Historic Preservation and Conservation 27 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 27
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 57 94% 94% Not Reported $42,240 57
Human Resources Management and Services 35 94% 94% $35,500 $57,320 35
Industrial Engineering 94 100% 100% Not Reported $107,760 94
Mechanical Engineering 12 100% 100% Not Reported $73,080 12
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 32 100% 100% $41,000 $38,830 32
Public Administration 84 100% 100% $36,970 $65,330 84
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 25 100% 100% $41,000 $85,540 25
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 85 89% 89% Not Reported $47,260 85
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 22 100% 100% $16,000 $39,490 22
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 9 97% 97% $22,400 $36,910 9

Salary Scores for Clemson Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 29 100% 100% Not Reported $61,520 29
Educational Administration and Supervision 14 100% 100% $30,750 $63,010 14
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 7 100% 100% $41,000 $41,320 7

Reviews by Program

Most Recent Reviews

Braiden Burdette 12/27/2019

Clemson University is an outstanding school to attend. The people you meet, places you'll go, activities to get involved in are all worth the price of attendance. There have been so many incredible moments made with so many new friends that you can make and keep for a lifetime. Clemson is a small community in general, which makes it feel like a family atmosphere. Chose wisely with the type of major you'd like to study because majority of the curriculums will be very demanding and challenging. Make sure you... Read More

Nicole Cooper 9/29/2019

I thoroughly enjoyed my degree program. It was the perfect blend of language and science courses. My degree program required an internship abroad which was a very rewarding experience. Clemson is a very STEM oriented institution. For those interested in math and science careers, Clemson is a great fit. I enjoyed campus life at Clemson. The university is a large one, but still has a "Clemson Family" feel, that you will hear mentioned often.