Spartanburg Methodist College

1000 Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg,
SC, 29301-5899
Tel: (864)587-4000
805 students
Private not-for-profit

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The purpose of Spartanburg Methodist College, a two-year, coeducational institution related to the United Methodist Church, is to develop the worth and abilities of each individual through programs relevant to academic and personal needs. The College strives for a values-oriented atmosphere in the Christian tradition in which students can develop a sensitivity to the needs of others and from which they can assume responsible positions in society.
School Highlights:
Spartanburg Methodist College serves 805 students (98% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Spartanburg Methodist College is one of 2 community colleges within Spartanburg County, SC.
The nearest community college is Spartanburg Community College (1.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Spartanburg Methodist College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 805 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
805 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
785 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 20 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 2%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 3%
7%
% Black 32%
12%
% White 62%
66%
% Two or more races 1%
2%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.51
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,113 is more than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,113 is more than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,113 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,113 $10,175
Percent Admitted 64%
77%
SAT Total Avg. 1,287
1,385
SAT Reading 430
465
SAT Math 444
475
SAT Writing 413
445
ACT Composite Avg. 18
20
ACT English 16
19
ACT Math 18
20
ACT Writing 6
7
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Degrees offered include the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Criminal Justice, and Associate in Religious Studies. The college also offers a Paralegal Certification Program. Spartanburg Methodist College 14 intercollegiate athletic teams that participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association's Region X. The seven men's sports include tennis, golf, wrestling, baseball, basketball, soccer, and cross country; the seven women's teams include tennis, golf, volleyball, softball, basketball, soccer, and cross country. SMC also offers a Dance Squad and a Cheerleading Squad. The academic program offers students the option of transferring to a four-year college or university for continued study or entering a career after graduation. The curriculum ranges from the basic liberal arts and transfer program to preparation for immediate entry into the job market through career track options. The College offers a wide variety of students the opportunity of higher education by providing a competent and dedicated faculty, financial assistance, work-study positions, and special support programs to meet their needs. Spartanburg Methodist College was founded as Textile Industrial Institute in 1911 by Dr. David English Camak, a visionary Methodist minister. At its founding as a work-study cooperative, TII served young adults working in area textile mills by offering high school level courses in preparation for advanced education or employment. In 1927, the first two years of college-level work were added to the curriculum to provide graduates with an associate degree in liberal arts for transfer to senior level colleges. The continued close relationship between TII and local business and industry led to the development of associate degrees that prepared students for immediate employment. In 1940, the high school classes were dropped from the TII curriculum. In 1942, Textile Industrial Institute became Spartanburg Junior College and for the next twenty-five years focused its efforts on providing associate degrees designed for transfer into a wide variety of bachelor degree programs. Beginning in 1965, the College began a cycle of growth during which over three-fourths of the present campus buildings were erected or renovated, the curriculum was broadened and strengthened, student enrollment doubled and new expertise was added through faculty growth and development. In 1974, Spartanburg Junior College became Spartanburg Methodist College. Spartanburg Methodist College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees. The University Senate of the United Methodist Church also accredits the College.

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