Spartanburg Methodist College

Overview of Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg Methodist College is found in Spartanburg, SC. Spartanburg is a small city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its United Methodist identity. Spartanburg Methodist College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at the school.

Areas of Study

Spartanburg Methodist College has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. The school is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Spartanburg Methodist College Selectivity

Admission to Spartanburg Methodist College is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 380. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 410 and 500.


Spartanburg Methodist College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

Students numbered 797 in 2007-2008 at the school.

Student Life

Spartanburg Methodist College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Spartanburg Methodist College offers students meal plans. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission 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."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg Methodist College
1000 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg , SC 29301-5899
General Phone: (864) 587-4000

Spartanburg Methodist College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts184liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration

Number of programs and degrees for Spartanburg Methodist College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1953

Spartanburg Methodist College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Spartanburg Methodist College had a total enrollment of 797 students (780 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 35%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 82%
20-21 12%
22-24 1%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina93%
North Carolina2%
(International Students)1%

Spartanburg Methodist College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %

Spartanburg Methodist College Room and Board (2007)

Spartanburg Methodist College offers campus housing for 606 of its 780 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Spartanburg, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Spartanburg Methodist College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380500
SAT Math410500
ACT Verbal1420
ACT Math1619
ACT Composite1520

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT67%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT49%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Spartanburg Methodist College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,791
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,791
Room and board $ 6,741
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Spartanburg Methodist College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 344700)

Spartanburg Methodist College Faculty

Spartanburg Methodist College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track613

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year12$44,23916$42,683
All faculty totalacademic year12$44,23916$42,683

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Spartanburg Methodist College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports454590

Spartanburg Methodist College Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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checked United Methodist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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