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Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Spartanburg Community College (SCC) has three campuses including SCC central campus, Cherokee County campus, and Tyger River campus.

Spartanburg Community College has many academic programs designed to help students transfer to four-year colleges or universities, or to enhance their career skills and earn occupational certificates to enter the workforce. The Associate in Science as well as the Associate in Arts degrees are designed for students seeking four-year degrees. The classes in the arts degree program are comparable to courses taken during the first two years of higher education in the following areas of study: business administration, fine arts, education, journalism, history, and social work. The classes in the science degree are similar to courses taken in the first two years of degrees at a university in the field of sciences, health, computer sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

In addition, Spartanburg Community College offers Corporate & Community Education. The program includes flexible scheduling, three locations, and three styles of instruction. The three locations are Spartanburg, Duncan, and Cherokee. The types of instruction include online classes, traditional instructor-led courses, and a blended approach utilizing online and traditional styles of learning.

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Spartanburg Community College is open to all students wanting to further their education and who meet the admission requirements. Transfer students and transient students are accepted.

Prospective students must follow these steps to be admitted to Spartanburg Community College:

  • Fill out and submit an application for admissions (students may apply online).
  • Complete a skills assessment or provide SAT/ACT test scores.
  • Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED and submit transcripts.
  • Schedule a meeting with an admissions counselor.

Campus tours are available throughout the year for students interested in visiting the campus prior to applying.

Financial Aid

Spartanburg Community College offers financial assistance to students in need through the following options: grants, loans, scholarships, and work study programs. The school’s website provides detailed descriptions of all financial assistance available, as well as what steps to take to apply for each type of aid. All qualifying students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid.

Some general requirements for receiving financial assistance are:

  • Be enrolled in an eligible academic program
  • Hold a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. citizen, or eligible non-citizen
  • Not failed to pay a federal student loan
  • Maintain a satisfactory academic performance

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6377th for the average student loan amount.
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Spartanburg Community College is a commuter campus which serves a wide range of students, including high school graduates, transfer students, transient students, and working professionals. Many opportunities are available for students to be involved in campus life including student council, several clubs and organizations, community and cultural activities, special events, and involvement in community service projects.

Services provided by the community college include career planning and placement, an open computer lab, a testing center, and a library which is open six days a week.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Spartanburg Community College does not offer any athletic programs.

Information Summary

Ranks 53rd in South Carolina and 3122nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 513 1.37
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 5 0.01
Forcible Rape 12 0.03
Robbery 127 0.34
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 684 1.83
Larceny 1,952 5.21
Vehicle theft 220 0.59

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Spartanburg, SC 29303
Surrounding communityMidsize suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population24,843 (23,240 urban / 1,603 rural)
Households9,147 (2.39 people per house)
Median Household Income$28,343
Families5,582 (3.03 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4504

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3990th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,780 $4,730 $7,744
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $100 $100 $100
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $158 $197 $323
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,080 $6,030 $9,044
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,544 $17,494 $20,508
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,445 $11,395 $14,409

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,740 $3,820 $4,650 $4,750 $7,616 $7,716
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,790 $6,006
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,945 $5,260
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,945 $5,260

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3790th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $46,876 ($46,714 male / $44,797 female)
Number of FT Faculty 120 (48 male / 72 female)
Number of PT Faculty 407
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,042,823

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