Spartanburg Methodist College

1000 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301-5899
Tel: (864)587-4000
793 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 793 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Spartanburg Methodist College is one of 2 community colleges within Spartanburg County, SC.
The nearest community college is Spartanburg Community College (1.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
College Spartanburg Methodist College (SC) 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
Total Faculty 36 staff 44 staff

Student Body

The student population of 793 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 14:1 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 grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 793 students 1,090 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 22:1 28:1
# Full-Time Students 776 students 708 students
# Part-Time Students 17 students 524 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 554 260
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
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

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,113 is more than the state average of $4,676. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,113 is more than the state average of $9,420. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,113 $4,676
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,113 $9,420
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 94%
Percent Admitted 66% 64%
SAT Total Avg. 1,287
SAT Reading 430 430
SAT Math 444 458
SAT Writing 413 -
ACT Total Avg. 58
ACT Composite 18 18
ACT English 16 17
ACT Math 18 18
ACT Writing 6 -
Source: 2014 (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 69%. 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 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is Virginia College-Greenville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.