2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Clemson University is $15,558 for South Carolina residents and $38,550 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees is $15,744 for South Carolina residents and $40,026 for out-of-state students.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 1.20% for South Carolina residents and increased by 3.83% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.The Living costs increased by 6.65% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount ($11,912) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($31,914 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$15,374 $37,128$14,504
2019-2020$15,558$38,550$15,468
Change % 2019-20201.20%3.83%6.65%
2020-2021$15,744$40,026$16,496
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $11,796 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $23,246 for the academic year 2019-2020.
The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at Clemson University is $13,124 for South Carolina residents and $25,742 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 11.26% for South Carolina residents and increased by 10.74% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount ($13,650) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,398 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$10,602 $20,992$14,504
2019-2020$11,796$23,246$15,468
Change % 2019-202011.26%10.74%6.65%
2020-2021$13,124$25,742$16,496
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Clemson University.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$641$1,586
2019-2020$657$1,657
2020-2021$673$1,731
Graduate2018-2019$638$1,295
2019-2020$724$1,451
2020-2021$822$1,626
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $48,100 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $58,900 for Clemson University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$48,100$52,500$41,600
7 Years After Graduation$45,600--
8 Years After Graduation$53,900--
9 Years After Graduation$52,400--
10 Years After Graduation$58,900$64,900$51,200

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Clemson University?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $64,386 for South Carolina residents and $164,358 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$15,771$15,986$16,204$16,426$64,386
Out-of-State$39,540$40,555$41,597$42,665$164,358
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$15,986$16,204$16,426$16,650$65,266
Out-of-State$40,555$41,597$42,665$43,761$168,578
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$16,204$16,426$16,650$16,877$66,157
Out-of-State$41,597$42,665$43,761$44,885$172,908
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$16,426$16,650$16,877$17,108$67,061
Out-of-State$42,665$43,761$44,885$46,037$177,348
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$16,650$16,877$17,108$17,342$67,977
Out-of-State$43,761$44,885$46,037$47,220$181,903
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-years COA is $139,714 for South Carolina residents and $239,685 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Clemson University.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$33,412$34,398$35,387$36,415$139,714
Out-of-State$57,182$58,967$60,814$62,723$239,685
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$34,398$35,421$36,449$37,516$143,887
Out-of-State$58,967$60,814$62,723$64,696$247,200
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$35,421$36,483$37,551$38,660$148,220
Out-of-State$60,814$62,723$64,696$66,738$254,970
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$36,483$37,586$38,695$39,847$152,718
Out-of-State$62,723$64,696$66,738$68,849$263,006
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$37,586$38,730$39,883$41,081$157,390
Out-of-State$64,696$66,738$68,849$71,033$271,316
Last year, 76% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $105,510 for South Carolina residents and $205,481 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Clemson University.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$24,861$25,847$26,836$27,864$105,510
Out-of-State$48,631$50,416$52,263$54,172$205,481
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$25,847$26,870$27,898$28,965$109,683
Out-of-State$50,416$52,263$54,172$56,145$212,996
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$26,870$27,932$29,000$30,109$114,016
Out-of-State$52,263$54,172$56,145$58,187$220,766
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$27,932$29,035$30,144$31,296$118,514
Out-of-State$54,172$56,145$58,187$60,298$228,802
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$29,035$30,179$31,332$32,530$123,186
Out-of-State$56,145$58,187$60,298$62,482$237,112

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Clemson University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Clemson University 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$15,558$1,436$15,468$38,550$1,436 $15,468
Graduate$11,796 $1,436$15,468$23,246 $1,436$15,468


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