Spartanburg Methodist College

1000 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301-5899
Tel: (864)587-4000
  • 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 is Spartanburg Community College (1.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 33% 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
Spartanburg Methodist College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 793 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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
Spartanburg Methodist College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:128:1
Spartanburg Methodist College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students776 students726 students
Spartanburg Methodist College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students17 students534 students
Spartanburg Methodist College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Spartanburg Methodist College Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
-260
Spartanburg Methodist College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% Asian
1%
1%
Spartanburg Methodist College Asian (2009-2016)
% Hispanic
5%
3%
Spartanburg Methodist College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
26%
27%
Spartanburg Methodist College Black (2007-2016)
% White
65%
62%
Spartanburg Methodist College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Spartanburg Methodist College More (2012-2016)
Spartanburg Methodist College Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups 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.0.510.54
Spartanburg Methodist College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
43%
12%
Spartanburg Methodist College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,200$28,900
Spartanburg Methodist College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $15,930 is more than the state average of $6,687. 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 $10,638. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$15,930$6,687
Spartanburg Methodist College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$15,930$10,638
Spartanburg Methodist College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
Spartanburg Methodist College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$14,979
Spartanburg Methodist College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Spartanburg Methodist College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate66%58%
Spartanburg Methodist College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,2871,301
SAT Reading430430
Spartanburg Methodist College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math444458
Spartanburg Methodist College SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing413413
Spartanburg Methodist College SAT Writing (2008-2016)
ACT Total Avg.5859
ACT Composite1818
Spartanburg Methodist College ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English1617
Spartanburg Methodist College ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math1818
Spartanburg Methodist College ACT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Writing66
Spartanburg Methodist College ACT Writing (2012-2016)
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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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,687 per year for in-state students and $10,638 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 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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.