Spartanburg Community College, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, was established in 1963and serves the areas of Union, Cherokee and Union. Originally known as Spartanburg Technical College, the school was renamed in 2006 to better reflect its role and offerings. The school plans to open a second Campus in downtown Spartanburg beginning in fall 2013 as part of the schools efforts to reach out to areas and residents that are unable to reach the current campus. The school is one of sixteen that comprise the South Carolina Technical College System.
Spartanburg Community College offers a variety for programs for interested and aspiring students. Transfer programs prepare students for entry into a four year institution by allowing them to complete the first two year of a bachelor's degree followed by transfer of credits and the student to a college or university to complete the final two years and earn their degree. Career training programs prepare students for entry into the workforce by providing skill development and education in order to be able to operate in the chosen industry or field as a professional. Programs take two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency.
Programs offered include:
- Culinary Arts
- Early Childhood Education
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Admissions and Financial Aid
Any individuals interested in enrollment at Spartanburg Community College may do so through the submission of a completed application and payment of associated fees. Students should be 18 years of age or have a high school diploma, and if possible should supply transcripts and test scores. Financial aid is available for eligible students in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is the school's primary source for determining awards.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $4,100-$4,900
- Out-of-State: $8,400-$10,050
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $170-$210 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $350-$420 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$9,449|
|Receiving Student Loans||11%||$2,633|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Spartanburg Community College may provide services including:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in South Carolina, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Spartanburg Community College||Spartanburg County||South Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1968)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2009)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in South Carolina
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1972)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Spartanburg Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Spartanburg Community College.
- Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC (13 miles away)
- Tri - County Technical College in Pendleton, SC (36 miles away)
- Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC (47 miles away)
- Asheville - Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, NC (52 miles away)
- Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC (62 miles away)