The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

Clemson University

More than 20,000 students call Clemson University "home" each academic year. Why? Because Clemson has a way of doing things differently. Clemson is more than a top-tier research university, more than big-time science and engineering, and more than course schedules and final exams. It's about providing experiences and enrichment opportunities that create leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs. Clemson is one of 68 public and 51 private institutions selected to receive a 2008 community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation in the areas of Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. It joins 76 other institutions that were selected in 2006 — the only other year of selections — out of 4,391 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Set in a college town with a beautiful backdrop of lake fronts and mountains, Clemson attracts students looking for a strong sense of community, school spirit and a love of winning - in academics, in athletics and in life. We invite you to get more. We invite you to Clemson University!
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 2,977

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81%
9%
2%
2%
6%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
79%
8%
5%
3%
5%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
59%
4%
26%
6%
5%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Clemson University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Clemson University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Clemson University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Clemson University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Clemson University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Clemson University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Clemson University 0% 0% 2% 59% 79% 81%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Clemson University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Clemson University 0% 0% 2% 59% 79% 81%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 7% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 8% 9%
Enrolled at Clemson University 99% 90% 84% 26% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 8% 5% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 10% 6% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 1% 2% 4% 5% 5% 6%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 973

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83%
7%
1%
2%
7%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
76%
3%
10%
4%
7%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
8%
82%
5%
5%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Clemson University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Clemson University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Clemson University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Clemson University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Clemson University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Clemson University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Clemson University 1% 8% 51% 76% 81% 83%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Clemson University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Clemson University 1% 8% 51% 76% 81% 83%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 2% 3% 4%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 3% 3% 6% 7%
Enrolled at Clemson University 97% 82% 37% 10% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 3% 2% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 4% 4% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 2% 5% 5% 7% 7% 7%