• 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 933 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 933 students
  • Private-state tuition: $15,930
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Spartanburg Methodist College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 142 teachers has grown by 162% over five years.
Spartanburg Methodist College
(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
142 staff
142 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Spartanburg Methodist College has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Spartanburg Methodist College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
933 students
1,682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
915 students
739 students
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# Part-Time Students
18 students
943 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
596 students
260 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
9%
7%
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% Black
38%
25%
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% White
47%
53%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
n/a
9%
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Diversity Score
0.62
0.64
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College Completion Rate
41%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,200
$28,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $15,930 is more than the state average of $10,258. The private state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$15,930
$10,258
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,890
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Acceptance Rate
61%
73%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,287
1,301
SAT Reading
430
430
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SAT Math
444
458
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SAT Writing
413
413
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ACT Total Avg.
58
59
ACT Composite
18
18
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ACT English
16
17
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ACT Math
18
18
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ACT Writing
6
6
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 933 students
  • Private-state tuition: $15,930
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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