Spartanburg Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,632
2.66% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$3,965
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
19.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,633
46% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
18%
124 Graduates

About

Spartanburg Community College is a higher education institution located in Spartanburg County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Spartanburg Community College were .

In 2019, 660 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spartanburg Community College. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (453 degrees), 4.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Spartanburg Community College is $4,632, which is $−3,192 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Spartanburg Community College is $4,632, which is $−3,192 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,965.

In 2019, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,632
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Spartanburg Community College was $4,632. The cost of tuition at Spartanburg Community College is $−3,192 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$3,965
2019 Value
13.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Spartanburg Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,965. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Spartanburg Community College grew by 13.8%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,177
Room and Board
$1,272
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Spartanburg Community College was of $11,177 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,272. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
11%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Spartanburg Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.27% with respect to 2018, when 88% 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.
19.1%
2017 Default Rate
95
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Spartanburg Community College was 19.1%, which represents 95 out of the 498 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 has a total enrollment of 4,633 students. The full-time enrollment at Spartanburg Community College is 2,132 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,501. This means that 46% of students enrolled at Spartanburg Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spartanburg Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.4% White, 21% Black or African American, 9.39% Hispanic or Latino, 4.19% Two or More Races, 4.1% Asian, 0.194% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.173% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Spartanburg Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.2%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Black or African American Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spartanburg Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,633 students. The full-time enrollment at Spartanburg Community College is 2,132 and the part-time enrollment is 2,501. This means that 46% of students enrolled at Spartanburg Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2019 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 (61%), Spartanburg Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,750
  2. Black or African American
    973
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    435

The enrolled student population at Spartanburg Community College is 59.4% White, 21% Black or African American, 9.39% Hispanic or Latino, 4.19% Two or More Races, 4.1% Asian, 0.194% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.173% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 44 more women than men received degrees from Spartanburg Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Spartanburg Community College is white (453 degrees awarded). There were 4.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Spartanburg Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (87 degrees awarded), Precision Production (46 degrees), and Agriculture (21 degrees).

Workforce

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 (129,595 people), Other managers (119,896 people), Software developers (53,584 people), Secondary school teachers (47,760 people), and Registered nurses (47,199 people).

The most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Engineering Technologies (87 degrees awarded), Precision Production (46 degrees), Agriculture (21 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (175 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Engineering Technologies (87 degrees awarded), Precision Production (46 degrees), Agriculture (21 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (175 degrees).

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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 (294,777 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (128,897 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (115,555 people), Computer Systems Design (84,947 people), and Construction (69,491 people).

The most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Engineering Technologies (87 degrees awarded), Precision Production (46 degrees), Agriculture (21 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (175 degrees).

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Degrees

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.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Spartanburg Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

308
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
352
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 308 degrees were awarded to men at Spartanburg Community College, which is 0.875 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (352).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Spartanburg Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.62 times less than the 108 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 108 degrees were awarded to women at Spartanburg Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 67 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 10% of students graduating from Spartanburg Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Spartanburg Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.61% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    453 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    97 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spartanburg Community College is white (453 degrees awarded). There were 4.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

1.97% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    242 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    211 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Spartanburg Community College is white female (242 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (211 degrees).

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Operations

Spartanburg Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.08M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $65.5k (6.06%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Spartanburg Community College had a total salary expenditure of $53.9M. Spartanburg Community College employs 119 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Spartanburg Community College are Female No academic ranks (65), Male No academic ranks(54), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 37 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.08M
2019 Endowment
9.66%
growth from 2018

Spartanburg Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.08M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Spartanburg Community College grew 9.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.22M lower 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. $1.06M - Federal
  2. $6.06M - State
  3. $360k - Local

As of 2019, Spartanburg Community College received $1.06M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.06M from state grants and contracts, and $360k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.2M
2019 Salaries
1.62%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Spartanburg Community College paid a median of $19.2M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($53.9M) and a 1.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.64% growth from 2017 and a 5.14% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.28M
Instructional Salaries
119
Number of Employees

In 2019, Spartanburg Community College paid a total of $6.28M to 119 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
119 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College were No academic rank with 119 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College was Female No academic rank with 65 employees, Male No academic rank with 54 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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