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Converse College Overview

Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Converse College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Converse College Known For?

208 Undergraduate Awards
$24,569 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Converse.
  • In 2017-2018, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Converse to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Converse College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Converse.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#41 Best Value Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Converse has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#71 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual

Where Is Converse College?

Location of Converse College

Contact details for Converse are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302-0006
Phone: 864-596-9000
Website: www.converse.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConverseCollege

How Do I Get Into Converse?

You can apply to Converse online at: www.converse.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Converse

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Converse?

71% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
41% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Converse College is 71%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Average Test Scores

About 41% of students accepted to Converse submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 470 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Converse College  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Converse College  ( 470 to 560 )
200
800
Converse received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Converse College  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Converse College  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Converse College  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Converse College?

$24,569 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
7.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Converse is $24,569. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Converse, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $6,734 a year. That adds up to $26,936 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Converse is 7.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Converse College Undergraduate Student Diversity

761 Full-Time Undergraduates
98% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 808 undergraduate students at Converse, with 761 being full-time and 47 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Converse

There are also 647 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 761 full-time undergraduates at Converse, 2% are male and 98% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Converse

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Converse College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Converse Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 79
Hispanic or Latino 41
White 461
International Students 55
Other Races/Ethnicities 112

Geographic Diversity

South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Converse College. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 18 countries are represented at Converse. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and Australia.

Online Learning at Converse College

123 Took All Classes Online
287 Took At Least One Class Online
42.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 287 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Converse has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 35th most popular in South Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Converse

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Converse College was 42.2%. This is the #546 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Converse regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Converse majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Education 65%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Converse ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Converse.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Education Subject Specific #20
Special Education #23
Educational Administration #39
Education #105

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Converse College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 20 0 22 42
General Psychology 28 0 0 28
Teacher Education Subject Specific 9 8 4 21
Business Administration & Management 19 0 0 19
Special Education 6 0 12 18
General Education 0 0 17 17
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 12 12
General Biology 11 0 0 11
Fine & Studio Arts 11 0 0 11
Music 6 0 5 11
General English Literature 9 0 1 10
History 9 0 1 10
Design & Applied Arts 10 0 0 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9 0 0 9
Mathematics 9 0 0 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 8 0 0 8
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 8 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 7 0 1 8
Writing Studies 1 0 6 7
Drama & Theater Arts 6 0 0 6
Accounting 5 0 0 5
Educational Administration 0 3 2 5
Germanic Languages 5 0 0 5
Philosophy 4 0 0 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 2 0 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2 0 0 2
Chemistry 2 0 0 2
Religious Studies 1 0 0 1
Economics 1 0 0 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 208 11 83 302

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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