Clemson Center for Career and Professional Development

The Co-op Program Stats

Significant Growth in Program Participation

For the past 8 years, there has been significant growth in the program.  The 2018-2019 enrollment figure of 1,491 represents a 66 % increase since the 2010-2011 academic year.

94% Student Satisfaction with Co-op Assignments

67% of the students reported that their co-op assignment had either Exceeded or Substantially Exceeded their expectations. Another 27% reported that their assignments had met expectations and 6% reported that their assignments had room to improve. This is a 94% satisfaction rating among our students!

4,394 One on One Advising Sessions

4394 one on one advising sessions took place between students and their co-op advisors.   Most of these involved assisting new students as they considered the co-op assignments available to them and selected companies for interviews.

3,205 interviews, 92% received offers

Of the 450 companies who actively partner with the program, more than 1/3 of them are on campus each semester to fill their open co-op slots. During 2018-2019, with 516 students seeking co-op assignments, 173 industry partners seeking to fill their open assignments, 3,205 interviews took place during interviewing events. 92% of students received offers. 

78 Site Visits

As part of monitoring/evaluating the co-op students while on assignment, the co-op advisors conducted 78 site visits.  These visits also allow the co-op staff to meet with company managers in order to maintain the teaching partner relationship between the company and the University.

Cool Facts

79% of co-op students had accepted a position at a company or had been accepted into graduate school before May 2019 graduation


100% of co-op graduates who took the survey said Co-op helped them with their job search



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