Spartanburg Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,344

3.43% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$2,307

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

16.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,635

44.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

17.5%

153 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 2017, 731 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spartanburg Community College. 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (527 degrees), 4.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (117 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Spartanburg Community College is $4,344, which is $-3,070 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Spartanburg Community College is $4,344, which is $-3,070 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,307.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 12% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,344

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Spartanburg Community College was $4,344. The cost of tuition at Spartanburg Community College is $-3,070 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$2,307

2017 Value

32.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Spartanburg Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,307. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Spartanburg Community College grew by 32.7%.

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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

$11,246

Room and Board

$1,008

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Spartanburg Community College was of $11,246 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,008. The cost of room and board increased by 81.9% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 16% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

12%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Spartanburg Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.35% with respect to 2016, when 85% 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.

16.5%

2016 Default Rate

89

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Spartanburg Community College was 16.5%, which represents 89 out of the 538 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 4,635 students. The full-time enrollment at Spartanburg Community College is 2,058 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,577. This means that 44.4% of students enrolled at Spartanburg Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spartanburg Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.1% White, 20.8% Black or African American, 7.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0216% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Spartanburg Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (31.9%), followed by White Female (31.6%) and Black or African American Female (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spartanburg Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,635 students. The full-time enrollment at Spartanburg Community College is 2,058 and the part-time enrollment is 2,577. This means that 44.4% of students enrolled at Spartanburg Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

2017 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 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Spartanburg Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,878

  2. Black or African American

    966

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    366

The enrolled student population at Spartanburg Community College is 62.1% White, 20.8% Black or African American, 7.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0216% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 87 more women than men received degrees from Spartanburg Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Spartanburg Community College are white (527 degrees awarded). There were 4.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (117 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 Precision Production (49 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (78 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (66 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 (130,450 people), Other managers (98,302 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (45,760 people), Physicians (41,745 people), and Software developers (40,920 people).

The most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Precision Production (49 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (78 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), Agriculture (22 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (44 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Precision Production (49 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (78 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), Agriculture (22 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (44 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 (220,731 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (115,708 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (101,903 people), Computer Systems Design (87,374 people), and Construction (68,611 people).

The most specialized majors at Spartanburg Community College are Precision Production (49 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (78 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), Agriculture (22 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (44 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 322

  2. 409

In 2017, 322 degrees were awarded to men at Spartanburg Community College, which is 0.787 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (409).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Spartanburg Community College in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 2.39 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 102 degrees were awarded to women at Spartanburg Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

19%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Spartanburg Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Spartanburg Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    527 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    117 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spartanburg Community College is white (527 degrees awarded). There were 4.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (117 degrees).

0.137% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    289 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    238 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Spartanburg Community College is white female (289 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (238 degrees).

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Operations

Spartanburg Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.48k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Spartanburg Community College had a total salary expenditure of $47.6M. Spartanburg Community College employs 121 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Spartanburg Community College are Female No academic ranks (66), Male No academic ranks(55), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 52 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 35 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Spartanburg Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Spartanburg Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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. $880k - Federal

  2. $5.84M - State

  3. $266k - Local

As of 2017, Spartanburg Community College received $880k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.84M from state grants and contracts, and $266k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.1M

2017 Salaries

5.14%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Spartanburg Community College paid a median of $18.1M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($47.6M) and a 5.14% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.88% decline from 2015 and a 1.67% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.96M

Instructional Salaries

121

Number of Employees

In 2017, Spartanburg Community College paid a total of $5.96M to 121 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.22M (34.5%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

121 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

52 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College were No academic rank with 121 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees; and Management with 29 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Spartanburg Community College was Female No academic rank with 66 employees, Male No academic rank with 55 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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