Spartanburg Community College Profile
The Spartanburg County Technical Education Center first opened in the Fall of 1963. During its first decade, the school was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges
(SACS) and in 1969 a second classroom building was constructed. In 1974, in recognition of the school's expanding academic curriculum, the name was changed to Spartanburg Technical College. As the college continued to grow, satellite locations were opened to accommodate students in the three-county service area. In 2006, the college changed its name to Spartanburg Community College, becoming the first community college in South Carolina. Today the college operates a 104-acre central campus that is a recognized arboretum with nine academic and physical plant facilities, three campuses in the towns of Duncan, Gaffney and Union and soon a downtown campus with one academic facility.
Vision: To change the lives and build the futures of our students and to be a catalyst for economic development through innovation, collaboration and excellence in educational programs and services.
Spartanburg Community College (SCC) provides affordable access to high-quality technical, transfer and lifelong professional and personal development programs in a teaching and learning environment that prepares students for success. The College is a key community partner in advancing the Upstate’s economy.
Description: Spartanburg Community College is a state-supported two-year technical and community college offering certificate, diploma and associate degree programs
in the Arts & Sciences, business technology, health & human services, engineering and industrial technology fields. The College currently serves the counties of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union in South Carolina.
Faculty: SCC has a team of skilled, dedicated faculty with the majority having completed postgraduate work from outstanding national, regional and local colleges and universities. Many have years of hands-on experience in real-world settings. What sets SCC's faculty apart, however, is their dedication to teaching. They provide an unsurpassed educational experience, giving students the academic and technical skills necessary for success on the job and in future educational endeavors.
Current Demographics (Fall 2010 report)
Student Average Age: 26
Gender: 63% female, 37% male
Status: 47% part-time, 53% full-time
Race: 46% White, 30% Mixed/Other, 20% Black, 2% Hispanic, 2% Asian
2011-12 Annual Student Cost
Union County $4,154
Out of County $4,484
Books/Supplies (est.) $1,000
Total Cost of Attending SCC (based on full-time
enrollment for 2 semesters):
Union County $5,154
Out of County $5,484
Locations: Spartanburg Community College currently maintains four locations:
2009-10 Annual Financial Aid:
% of undergraduate students
awarded any type of aid 82.1%
% of freshman students awarded
any type of aid 93.8%
% of undergraduate students
awarded Pell Grants 52.4%
% of undergraduate students awarded
Lottery Tuition Assistance 30.5%
Average annual undergraduate student
financial aid award from all sources : $4,115.98
Corporate and Community Education Programs
SCC delivers catalog and customized short-term courses to 10,000 to 14,000 students annually. The college also provides professional and career advancement programs and courses to business, industry, health care and government agencies. Non-credit courses for personal enrichment are also offered.
Student Development Programs and Services
SCC readies students unprepared for college courses to enter a program of study that builds academic skills and self-confidence. The college also offers a wide variety of student support services to nurture students’ academic, personal and professional growth.
Economic Development Services
SCC proactively seeks to promote business growth in the service area through its Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development.
Large Town Setting
- Central Campus in Spartanburg County, SC
- Tyger River Campus in Duncan, SC
- Cherokee County Campus in Gaffney, SC
- Union County Advanced Technology Center in Union, SC
Continuing Ed (CEU) Training & Personal Interests:
- Degree Programs
- Diploma Programs
- Certificate Programs
- SACS Accredited