Spartanburg Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,752
2022 Average Net Price
$6,421
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.7%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,224
39.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
28.7%
204 Graduates

About

Spartanburg Community College is a higher education institution located in Spartanburg County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Spartanburg Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (206 degrees awarded), Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology (101 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (52 degrees).

In 2022, 1,057 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spartanburg Community College. 45.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (685 degrees), 4.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Spartanburg Community College is $4,752, which is $−3,360 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Spartanburg Community College is $4,752, which is $−3,360 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,421.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending Spartanburg Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 5% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,752
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Spartanburg Community College was $4,752. The cost of tuition at Spartanburg Community College is $−3,360 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,421
2022 Value
53.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Spartanburg Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,421. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Spartanburg Community College grew by 53.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,510
Room and Board
$892
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Spartanburg Community College was of $12,510 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.56% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $892. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Spartanburg Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.2% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.7%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Spartanburg Community College was 2.7%, which represents 12 out of the 444 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Spartanburg Community College had a total enrollment of 6,224 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Spartanburg Community College is 2,477 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,747. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Spartanburg Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spartanburg Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.8% White, 22.7% Black or African American, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.98% Two or More Races, 3.39% Asian, 0.241% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0643% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Spartanburg Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Black or African American Female (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spartanburg Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,224 students. The full-time enrollment at Spartanburg Community College is 2,477 and the part-time enrollment is 3,747. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Spartanburg Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Spartanburg Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Spartanburg Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,474 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,413 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    712 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Spartanburg Community College is 55.8% White, 22.7% Black or African American, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.98% Two or More Races, 3.39% Asian, 0.241% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0643% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 93 fewer women than men received degrees from Spartanburg Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Spartanburg Community College is white (685 degrees awarded). There were 4.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Spartanburg Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (206 degrees awarded), followed by Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology (101 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (52 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Spartanburg Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (222 degrees awarded), Precision Production (113 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (135,966 people), Other managers (95,384 people), Software developers (53,782 people), Registered nurses (42,598 people), and Physicians (39,524 people).

The most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (222 degrees awarded), Precision Production (113 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Engineering Technologies (222 degrees awarded), Precision Production (113 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (282,002 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (130,758 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (94,877 people), Computer Systems Design (94,542 people), and Construction (62,104 people).

The most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Engineering Technologies (222 degrees awarded), Precision Production (113 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Spartanburg Community College.

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Spartanburg Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 206 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

575
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
482
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 575 degrees were awarded to men at Spartanburg Community College, which is 1.19 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (482).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 189 degrees were awarded to men at Spartanburg Community College in Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology, which is 13.5 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Spartanburg Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.03 times more than the 68 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Spartanburg Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (46.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Spartanburg Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (46.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    685 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    150 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    115 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spartanburg Community College is white (685 degrees awarded). There were 4.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

1.04% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    398 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    287 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Spartanburg Community College is white male (398 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (287 degrees).

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Operations

Spartanburg Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.99M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.8k (0.0225%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Spartanburg Community College had a total salary expenditure of 67.8M. Spartanburg Community College employs 136 No academic ranks. Most academics at Spartanburg Community College are Female No academic rank (80), and Male No academic rank (56).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 39 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

Endowment

$7.99M
2022 Endowment
11.2%
decline from 2021

Spartanburg Community College has an endowment valued at about $7.99M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Spartanburg Community College declined 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.78M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $15.3M - Federal
  2. $9.88M - State
  3. $605k - Local

As of 2022, Spartanburg Community College received $15.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.88M from state grants and contracts, and $605k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$23.4M
2022 Salaries
17%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Spartanburg Community College paid a median of $23.4M in salaries, which represents 34.5% of their overall expenditure ($67.8M) and a 17% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.59M
Instructional Salaries
136
Number of Employees

In 2022, Spartanburg Community College paid a total of $7.59M to 136 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
136 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College was No academic rank with 136 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College was Female No academic rank with 80 employees, and Male No academic rank with 56 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Spartanburg Community College.

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