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REASON #1: Your student will save thousands of dollars in tuition costs by taking their first two years of college courses at SMC.
In most cases, no matter which college your student attends, they’ll spend two years taking introductory-level classes in a variety of general subject areas. SMC’s tuition costs less than 60% of private colleges in South Carolina. Depending on where your student wants to go to college, there’s a good chance they’ll save money by starting at SMC.
REASON #2: South Carolina high school students with a 3.0+ high school GPA pay no tuition costs at SMC.
That’s not a typo. If your student is making good grades in high school and continues to make them at SMC, they won’t pay tuition to attend SMC. That’s a savings of over $30,000. Room and Board (if they choose to live on campus) and Fees are not part of tuition costs, so get the full details here.
REASON #3: SMC graduates have a higher four-year degree completion rate than the national average.
82% of SMC graduates complete a four-year degree – compared to 59% of students who enroll directly into a four-year college and only 42% of students who start their education in a community college. Your student will be better prepared for success after spending two years at SMC.
REASON #4: SMC graduates earn an Associate Degree and transfer to colleges all over the state and country to finish their four-year degrees.
Your student will have a valuable degree within two years and be ready to head into the work force or finish their degree anywhere.
REASON #5: SMC offers a small college experience with big support and opportunities.
Students of all abilities will thrive at a small college where they’ll receive personal attention from teachers and staff in a close-knit and supportive environment.
SMC offers small class sizes, free tutoring support, high-touch academic advising and transfer assistance. Our mission is to help your student succeed.
REASON #6: SMC will begin offering a four-year degree in the next two years.
If your student enrolls this fall, they’ll have the opportunity to finish their four-year degree at SMC. Our new four-year degree is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. More details will be available soon.
Your student can also finish their four-year degree online via several programs currently offered via SMC. See more details here.
REASON #7: SMC costs less, but offers a full-scale college experience.
SMC offers on-campus living, dining and NJCAA Division 1 athletic team opportunities. Your student will enjoy intramural athletics, clubs, activities, art, theater, music, religious life and so much more. Outside of class, there are so many opportunities to experience, grow and enjoy at SMC.
Since 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College has been dedicated to offering an affordable, private, Christian-centered education to students of all religious and non-religious backgrounds.
As a two-year college, our specialty is helping high school students transition successfully into the college environment. Your first two years of college count at SMC, where you’ll receive an Associate Degree in one of six program areas. Earning an Associate Degree means you’ll have a college degree after only two years. Your degree coursework will then easily transfer to nearly any major at four-year colleges and universities across the state and nation, where you’ll enter as a junior.