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Spartanburg Methodist College Overview

Spartanburg Methodist College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Spartanburg, South Carolina. SMC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Spartanburg Methodist College Known For?

198 Undergraduate Awards
61% Acceptance Rate
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at SMC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Spartanburg Methodist College?

Location of Spartanburg Methodist College

Contact details for SMC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg, SC 29301-5899
Phone: 864-587-4000

How Do I Get Into SMC?

You can apply to SMC online at:

Admission Requirements for SMC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SMC?

61% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
40% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at SMC is 61%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 40% of students accepted to SMC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 420 and 530. Math scores were between 410 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Spartanburg Methodist College  ( 420 to 530 )

SAT Math Scores for Spartanburg Methodist College  ( 410 to 510 )
SMC received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 13 and 19. Math scores were between 15 and 19. Composite scores were between 15 and 19.

ACT English Scores for Spartanburg Methodist College  ( 13 to 19 )
ACT Math Scores for Spartanburg Methodist College  ( 15 to 19 )
ACT Composite Scores for Spartanburg Methodist College  ( 15 to 19 )

Can I Afford Spartanburg Methodist College?

69% Take Out Loans
20.6% Loan Default Rate

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 SMC, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $5,248 a year. That adds up to $20,992 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SMC is 20.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Spartanburg Methodist College Undergraduate Student Diversity

856 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 869 undergraduate students at SMC, with 856 being full-time and 13 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 856 full-time undergraduates at SMC, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SMC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SMC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 305
Hispanic or Latino 68
White 428
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 38

Over 6 countries are represented at SMC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Costa Rica, Ireland, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Spartanburg Methodist College

29 Took All Classes Online
57 Took At Least One Class Online
700.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 57 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 34th 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 SMC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Spartanburg Methodist College was 700.0%. This is the #117 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SMC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 29%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 29%

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%.

Spartanburg Methodist College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 152 152
Business Administration & Management 21 21
Criminal Justice & Corrections 21 21
General Visual & Performing Arts 3 3
Religious Studies 1 1
TOTAL 198 198


*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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