Spartanburg Methodist College

1000 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Tel: (8.6)458-7400
813 students
Private not-for-profit
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 813 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.
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 36 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Spartanburg Methodist College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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
Total Faculty 36 staff
59 staff
Spartanburg Methodist College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 813 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
813 students
1,282 students
Spartanburg Methodist College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
Spartanburg Methodist College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
798 students
810 students
Spartanburg Methodist College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 15 students
1,017 students
Spartanburg Methodist College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Spartanburg Methodist College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Spartanburg Methodist College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Spartanburg Methodist College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Spartanburg Methodist College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Spartanburg Methodist College More (2011-2013)
% Non Resident races
Spartanburg Methodist College non_resident (2006-2013)
Spartanburg Methodist College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
Spartanburg Methodist College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,745 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,745 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,745 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,745 $10,294
Spartanburg Methodist College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 596 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Spartanburg Methodist College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 88%
Spartanburg Methodist College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,287
Spartanburg Methodist College sat total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 430
Spartanburg Methodist College sat reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 444
Spartanburg Methodist College sat math (2006-2013)
SAT Writing 413
Spartanburg Methodist College sat writing (2007-2013)
ACT Composite Avg. 18
ACT English 16
ACT Math 18
ACT Writing 6
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,589 per year for in-state students and $8,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a 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. of 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.