Clemson University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Clemson University ranks better than 51% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Clemson University ranks better than 58% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Clemson Bachelor's Degrees

Clemson ranks higher than 51% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 53% $21,500 $49,270 53%
Agricultural Business and Management 59% $21,225 $45,500 59%
Agricultural Engineering 63% $24,980 $59,045 63%
Agricultural Production Operations 21% $23,535 $24,532 21%
Animal Sciences 37% $23,322 $29,033 37%
Anthropology 57% Not Reported $27,488 57%
Architecture 27% $27,000 $41,937 27%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 20% $21,500 $27,669 20%
Biology, General 28% $20,526 $25,804 28%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 73% $20,500 $63,430 73%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 57% $21,500 $44,449 57%
Chemical Engineering 76% $23,250 $72,435 76%
Chemistry 30% $23,250 $34,530 30%
Civil Engineering 46% $23,250 $60,736 46%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 78% $23,500 $70,370 78%
Computer Engineering 46% $19,000 $70,009 46%
Construction Management 35% $21,500 $61,516 35%
Design and Applied Arts 81% $23,250 $42,185 81%
Economics 26% $19,500 $41,565 26%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 24% $25,500 $64,593 24%
Engineering-Related Fields 60% $23,250 $64,245 60%
English Language and Literature, General 56% $21,500 $30,336 56%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 54% $25,500 $55,964 54%
Finance and Financial Management Services 68% $20,500 $55,190 68%
Fine and Studio Arts 11% $24,955 $19,683 11%
Food Science and Technology 5% $24,500 $31,133 5%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 75% $20,750 $39,369 75%
Forestry 36% $23,000 $36,674 36%
Genetics 17% $26,608 $27,947 17%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 16% $22,000 $27,947 16%
History 54% $21,046 $31,447 54%
Industrial Engineering 58% $23,250 $69,338 58%
Information Science/Studies 82% Not Reported $63,342 82%
Landscape Architecture 17% Not Reported $42,682 17%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 52% $24,087 $29,685 52%
Marketing 84% $21,500 $49,191 84%
Materials Engineering 34% $20,000 $62,012 34%
Mathematics 73% $21,000 $52,941 73%
Mechanical Engineering 61% $22,387 $67,212 61%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 31% $21,500 $29,685 31%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 59% $20,750 $33,250 59%
Plant Sciences 11% Not Reported $28,236 11%
Political Science and Government 70% $21,500 $38,906 70%
Psychology, General 34% $21,500 $27,947 34%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 32% $18,650 $60,373 32%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 85% $20,465 $37,208 85%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14% $17,500 $25,194 14%
Sociology 64% $20,500 $34,526 64%
Special Education and Teaching 16% Not Reported $33,687 16%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 32% $22,500 $33,651 32%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 78% $23,250 $40,896 78%
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 42% $23,500 $26,353 42%

Salary Scores for Clemson Master's Degrees

Clemson ranks higher than 43% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 43% $20,500 $60,036 43%
Architecture 49% $31,500 $54,140 49%
Biology, General 59% $19,843 $52,464 59%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 34% Not Reported $67,995 34%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 54% $39,057 $72,983 54%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 32% Not Reported $52,107 32%
Civil Engineering 57% Not Reported $73,446 57%
Education, General 17% Not Reported $41,937 17%
Educational Administration and Supervision 18% Not Reported $44,021 18%
Engineering, Other 27% Not Reported $85,760 27%
Historic Preservation and Conservation 27% Not Reported $38,289 27%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 57% Not Reported $42,235 57%
Human Resources Management and Services 35% $35,500 $57,318 35%
Industrial Engineering 94% Not Reported $107,758 94%
Mechanical Engineering 12% Not Reported $73,075 12%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 32% $41,000 $38,829 32%
Public Administration 84% $36,974 $65,332 84%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 25% $41,000 $85,538 25%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 85% Not Reported $47,260 85%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 22% $16,000 $39,489 22%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 9% $22,398 $36,914 9%

Salary Scores for Clemson Doctoral Degrees

Clemson ranks higher than 10% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 29% Not Reported $61,516 29%
Educational Administration and Supervision 14% $30,750 $63,005 14%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 7% $41,000 $41,317 7%

Clemson University Reviews

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.