Spartanburg Community College

  • Spartanburg Technical College is a public, suburban, two-year comprehensive, open-admission institution of higher education serving the citizens of the upstate counties of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union in South Carolina. The College advances economic development of the region through programs, services and partnerships that address emerging and continuing employment needs in a rapidly changing global environment. The College promotes lifelong learning and helps students reach their personal and professional goals.

School Highlights

Spartanburg Community College serves 4,633 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Top Rankings

Spartanburg Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 410 teachers has grown by 70% over five years.
Spartanburg Community College(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty410 staff142 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Spartanburg Community College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Spartanburg Community College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,633 students1,682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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# Full-Time Students2,132 students739 students
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# Part-Time Students2,501 students943 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
4%
2%
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% Hispanic
9%
7%
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% Black
21%
25%
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% White
60%
53%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
9%
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Diversity Score0.580.64
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College Completion Rate
18%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,000$28,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,896 is less than the state average of $5,692. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,956 is less than the state average of $10,568. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,896$5,692
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,956$10,568
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,244$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,890
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Spartanburg Technical College has been a leading provider of technical higher education in beautiful upstate South Carolina since the mid 1960s. We now offer over 60 programs of study. Being your community college is a privilege. In order for you to compete in today's work force, we want to provide you with education you need and want at an affordable cost. Whether it's an associate's degree in a technical field, the first two years of a bachelor's degree through our University Transfer Program, a certification course for employment, or a continuing education class for personal enrichment, we strive to meet your lifelong learning goals. Academic Programs offered by Spartanburg Technical College includes Transitional Studies, Dental Assisting, Radiation Therapy, University Transfer, Early Childhood Radiography, Horticulture, Math Department, Respiratory Care, Computer Technology, Health Unit Coordinating, Surgical Technology, Accounting, Pharmacy Technician, Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant (Phase I), Culinary Arts, Interpreting, Commercial Graphics, Automotive Technology, Industrial Electronics, Machine Tool, Management, Therapeutic Massage, Civil Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Assisting, Social Sciences, Welding, HVAC, Science Department, Humanities, Arts and Language Department, Office Systems, General Engineering Technology, Associate Degree in Nursing, Engineering Graphics Technology, Phlebotomy Technician and Pre-Physical Therapy Assistant (Phase I). This is a partial listing of Academic Programs offered by Spartanburg Technical College. Each year over 15,000 citizens utilize our services for credit and non-credit classes. Through today's technology, we offer a variety of course delivery: everything from traditional classroom settings on our main campus, technical instruction at your work place, or virtual instruction using the Internet.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Spartanburg Community College is Spartanburg Methodist College (4.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Spartanburg Methodist College
    Private not-for-profit
    933 students | 4.30 Mi1000 Powell Mill Road
    Spartanburg, SC 29301
    (864) 587-4000
    4.30933
  • 2,086 students | 24.70 Mi286 ICC Loop Road
    Spindale, NC 28160
    (828) 286-3636
    24.702,086
  • 1,153 students | 24.70 Mi309 East Academy St
    Union, SC 29379
    (864) 429-8728
    24.701,153
  • 11,123 students | 28.00 Mi506 S Pleasantburg Dr
    Greenville, SC 29606
    (864) 250-8000
    28.0011,123
  • 2,536 students | 31.70 Mi137 S Post Rd
    Shelby, NC 28152
    (704) 669-4136
    31.702,536
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