Spartanburg Methodist College

  • 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 38%.
  • Spartanburg Methodist College is one of 2 community colleges within Spartanburg County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to Spartanburg Methodist College is Spartanburg Community College (1.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Spartanburg Methodist College places among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Spartanburg Methodist College(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty36 staff55 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Spartanburg Methodist College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Spartanburg Methodist College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment793 students1,260 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:128:1
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# Full-Time Students776 students726 students
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# Part-Time Students17 students534 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-260
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
5%
3%
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% Black
26%
27%
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% White
65%
62%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.510.54
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College Completion Rate
43%
12%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,200$28,900
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $15,930 is more than the state average of $6,284. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $15,930 is more than the state average of $10,399. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$15,930$6,284
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Out-State Tuition Fees$15,930$10,399
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate66%58%
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SAT Total Avg.1,2871,301
SAT Reading430430
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SAT Math444458
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SAT Writing413413
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ACT Total Avg.5859
ACT Composite1818
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ACT English1617
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ACT Math1818
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ACT Writing66
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Source: 2016 (or 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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For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,284 per year for in-state students and $10,399 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.