SCC Facts and Stats
Strategically located across one of the most economically vibrant regions in the United States, Spartanburg Community College (SCC), home of the proud Chasers, is driving the economy forward while empowering thousands of students to Dream it, Chase it, and Live it.
Founded in 1963, SCC is South Carolina’s fastest growing public college and prides itself in providing unrivaled access to transformational experiences. At SCC, you can chase your dreams online or at five beautifully manicured campuses, encompassing 245 acres punctuated by over one million square feet of state-of-the-art facilities that offer access to more than 70 different innovative programs.
SCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. If you have any questions regarding the accreditation of Spartanburg Community College, contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges either by writing to 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or calling (404) 679-4500. Visit the SACSCOC website for more information.
Additionally, we offer programs accredited by the following:
- Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation
- The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF)
- Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association (CODA)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005, NAEYC, www.naeyc.org
- The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 347-7700
- National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), 10565 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 203, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 352-4971
- The Medical Assistant Program at Spartanburg Community College is accredited by- The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board. (MAERB- www.maerb.com) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355- 113th St. N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, (727) 210-2350, (www.caahep.org)
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, (773) 714-8880, (www.naacls.org)
- Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, Fax (404) 975-5020, (www.acenursing.org)
- The Spartanburg Community College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
-Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9335 113th St. N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, (727) 210-2350, (www.caahep.org)
-Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, (214) 703-8445, Fax (214) 703-8992, (www.coaemsp.org)
- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) www.ashp.org
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Dr, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3812, (312) 704-5300, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC), 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN 37690, (www.coarc.com)
- The Surgical Technology Program at Spartanburg Community College is Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 9335 113th St. N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, (727) 210-2350, (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCST/SA) www.arcstsa.org
With over 122,000 jobs created, 144 companies served and an impact of $39.6 billion to South Carolina through the Spark Center since 2007, SCC is where education meets economy. Aside from our support in the community, we offer more than 70 academic programs including several innovative apprenticeships and SCC CCE serves business and industry through our workforce training corporate partnerships. When communities are empowered to dream it, chase it, and live it, remarkable things can happen.
SCC has five unique campuses strategically placed throughout our three-county service area for maximum accessibility within our shared community. Between our numerous locations, we are proud to offer a wide variety of both social and academic resources.
SCC Giles Campus
107 Community College Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303
SCC Downtown Campus
220 E Kennedy St
Spartanburg, SC 29302
SCC Tyger River Campus
1875 E Main St
Duncan, SC 29334
SCC Cherokee Campus
101 Campus Dr
Gaffney, SC 29341
SCC Union Campus
1401 Furman L Fendley Hwy
Union, SC 29379
We encourage prospective students to apply early as many of our programs fill up quickly. Visit our Steps to Enroll page to learn more about our application process. Tours of our campus are available throughout our academic year and both Virtual and In-Person scheduling options are available on our Campus Tours page.
Enrollment (Fall 2022)
As South Carolina's fastest-growing publicly funded college over the last 20 years, compared to our Fall semester of 2020, SCC has seen a 52% increase in student enrollment! Within that growth, we've even had a 63% increase in students over the age of 24. It's never too late to chase your education.
Tuition & Financial Aid
One Semester: $2,376
Academic Year: $4,752
With the lowest cost of tuition in Upstate South Carolina, you really can't beat being a Chaser. If you have questions regarding our tuition plans or would like to compare our costs to other South Carolina colleges and universities, visit our Tuition Comparison page, call us at (864) 592-4661 or email us at email@example.com.
SCC's Financial Aid team is ready to help you pave a financial path forward in paying for school. Information can be found on our financial forms page. To learn more, contact our Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs Office at (864) 592-4810 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sun Never Sets at SCC
As Chasers, we are always looking for the next big thing, always innovating, and always pushing forward. Of course, we don't do this by guessing, but instead we try to stay on top of the future by always planning for it. We manage to stay ahead of the game due to the efforts of both our president, Dr. Michael Mikota, and the support of our faculty, staff, and administration. As a Chaser, you can always look to Dr. Mikota for a warm welcome or a helping hand.
The History of SCC
Spartanburg Community College first opened its doors in 1963 as the Spartanburg County Technical Education Center, originally offering just ten programs and courses to 150 students. Within the first ten years, the student body had grown to almost ten times larger and the courses had already begun to shift and evolve. After receiving accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1974 and recognizing just how much they could offer their community, SCTEC became Spartanburg Technical College.
Over the next ten years, STC gained another 300 students and the curriculum continued to diversify, having developed 40 associate degrees, diploma programs, and the addition of custom-designed training programs through their Continuing Education Division. In response to the governor's 1988 Initiative for Workforce Excellence, STC developed the most expansive workplace basic skills training program in the state.
In 1990, STC launched the University Transfer Program and later linked with the World Wide Web in 1994, changing the College's trajectory forever. By 1995, STC's student body had exceeded 2,500 and their programs had continued to grow and evolve with the modern times. After the turn of the century in 2001, STC's Distance Learning Department offered its first two online courses. Today, SCC offers over 70 online courses every semester.
In 2004 STC opened the Associated Degree Nursing Program (ADN) and developed plans for a second campus in Cherokee County which would later open in 2007. Two years later, in 2006, STC aimed to rebrand itself with a name that better reflected its strong community focus. Consequently, the College emerged as Spartanburg Community College, proudly claiming the distinction of becoming South Carolina's only community college. From then on, our mission shifted towards improving economic opportunities for students and graduates; and positively contributing to the economic growth and development of the Upstate of South Carolina.
Since then, over fifteen years later, we've only continued to devote ourselves to that mission, opening numerous gardens, a teaching kitchen for our culinary students, implementing a 'Gateway to College' (a national dropout recovery program originally developed by Portland Community College) and starting a collaboration with the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) Partnership Office as a means to offer economic support to those residing in Spartanburg County and beyond.
We love our community, and we love South Carolina. With no intention of stopping or slowing our growth and progress, SCC has big plans for the future of our college and what we can offer those living under the South Carolina sun. It's never too late to start your education, and with so many opportunities out there, it's always great to be a Chaser.