Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg Community College, SSC, is a two year co-educational community college in Upstate, South Carolina. Established in 1963, it was formerly known as Spartanburg Technical College. The present name was given in 2006. The college, which has a 104 acre campus, offers certificates, diplomas, and associate's degree in fields including health care, arts, science, technology and business. The academic divisions of the college are as follows:

  • Arts & Sciences Division
  • Business & Computer Technology Division
  • Health & Human Services Division
  • Industrial & Engineering Technologies Division

SCC has a Student Council that conveys the views of students to the authorities and also helps to arrange events. There are many student clubs and organizations including the Success Network Club, the Social Sciences Club, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club), the Student Nurses' Association, and the American Sign Language Club. Eligible students can take advantage of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study programs for financial aid.

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Contacting Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg Community College
Business I-85
Spartanburg , SC 29303
General Phone: (864) 592-4600

Spartanburg Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts129sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Medical Support and Technology119dental assistant, medical assistant, medical lab assistant, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiation protection, medical lab tech ...
Engineering Technician53engineering technology, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, hazardous materials info systems tech, mechanical engineering tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Business and Management49business management, accounting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine47registered nursing
Mechanics and Repair45industrial electronics tech, HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Production Trades44machinist, welding
Office and Administration39administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering24data processing tech
Landscaping and Horticulture17applied horticulture, landscaping
Medicine14health professions
Therapy and Counseling9physical therapist assistant
Medical Administration5medical secretary
Family and Social Work3child care provider
Cooking and Culinary Arts2chef training
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial art
Education and Teaching0technical teaching

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree38322
Award of less than 1 academic year14320
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years745

Spartanburg Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Spartanburg Community College had a total enrollment of 4,459 students (3,517 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 27%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 28%
20-21 18%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

South Carolina98%
North Carolina1%

Spartanburg Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 40 %

Spartanburg Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(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 does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,134
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,048
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Spartanburg Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 399400)

Spartanburg Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year48$45,61065$45,743
All faculty totalacademic year48$45,61065$45,743

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

Spartanburg Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Hazardous Materials Information Systems Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Spartanburg Community College Apart:

Female % of student body
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
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