Clemson Fall 2020 Enrollment Up 2.3 Percent
Monday, November 30th, 2020
The University’s strategic enrollment plan includes the following top-line guiding principles:
- The “Clemson experience,” a key element to Clemson’s self-identity, will be enhanced.
- As a land grant institution, Clemson will maintain a commitment to the state of South Carolina in terms of delivering high-quality undergraduate education to its citizens. Any plan for enrollment growth must include a continuing commitment to South Carolina residents.
In-state enrollment makes up 66.4 percent of the undergraduate population, and this year 97 percent of South Carolina applicants were offered a path to earn a Clemson degree, either through direct admission to Clemson or through an invitation to the Bridge program.
Along with the steady and strategic increase of enrollment, student success metrics continue to climb. This year, first-year retention jumped to 93.6 percent, and six-year graduation rates jumped to 84.9 percent, both far above the national mean at other four-year public universities. The six-year graduation rate at Clemson has risen steadily from 81 percent five years ago. Widely used among higher education institutions, the mean six-year rate among national public universities was just 50 percent in 2018.
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