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Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg Methodist College is an Associate's Methodist college with 818 students located in Spartanburg, SC.

Offers Associate Degrees, Religiously affiliated


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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 818
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 98% Full Time / 2% Part Time
Geography 96% In State / 4% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 51% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 63%
Multi-racial 1%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 30%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $100.00. Housing deposit due : Nov 30. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

67% of students live on-campus.

71% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Wellness Housing
  • Women's Dorms


Student Publications: Trailblazer

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center pre-admission summer program remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center reduced course load
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center, dorms dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director career counseling economically disadvantaged students services employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor alcohol/substance abuse counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) independent study liberal arts/career combination honors program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (78%), Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (11%), Business Administration and Management (8%), Religion/Religious Studies, Other (0%), Visual and Performing Arts (0%), General Studies (0%)

Majors Offered


An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Any instructional program in religion/religious studies not listed above.

A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the visual and performing arts and that may prepare individuals in any of the visual artistic media or performing disciplines.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.


A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

Administration & Faculty

President Colleen Perry Keith
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 29
Student : Faculty Ratio 20 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 62 : 37
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 44
Tenure Track Faculty 20
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 34




Selectivity Score: 43/100

Acceptance Rate: 88.1% accepted of 1,389 applications

57% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
18% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
1% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite15 - 20
English13 - 20
Math16 - 20
Writing6 - 8
SATMath390 - 480
Reading380 - 490
Writing370 - 460

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Class Rank

Important: Academic GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Volunteer Work, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, State Residency, Talent Ability, Alumni Relation, Application Essay, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, Level Of Applicants Interest, Recommendations

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Computer Science 0 1
History 0 1
English 0 4
Math 0 4
Science 0 3
Social Studies 0 2
Foreign Language 0 1
Academic Electives 0 7

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $10,279 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $10,077
$30K-$48K $10,294
$48K-$75K $11,070
$75K-$110K $12,573
$110K+ $12,441

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $14,882, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $14,882 Same as On-Campus
Fees $903 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,236 $5,400
Books $1,450 $1,450
Total (before financial aid) $25,471 $22,635

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 67% $4,885
Federal Scholarships/Grants 51% $4,305
Institutional Grants 100% $5,981
Other Federal Grants 5% $1,207
Other Loans 1% $6,080
Pell Grants 51% $4,197
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 94% $6,364
Student Loans 68% $4,986

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

41% of students graduated in six years.

53% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



Spartanburg Methodist College participates in the NJCAA Division I for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Baseball Tim Wallace (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Terry Rhodes (Get recruited )
Soccer Rich Weber (Get recruited )
Tennis Zach Williams (Get recruited )
Golf Kurt Owings (Get recruited )
Basketball Jeff Brookman (Get recruited )
Wrestling Rob Sater (Get recruited )
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Tennis Zach Williams (Get recruited )
Golf Kurt Owings (Get recruited )
Soccer Dan Kenneally (Get recruited )
Basketball Briana Clark (Get recruited )
Softball Thad Fox (Get recruited )
Volleyball Megan Aiello (Get recruited )
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