Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SMC are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 43% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Spartanburg Methodist College students
Race Percent of Students
White 57%
Black 33%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 4% more female students than male students enrolled at Spartanburg Methodist College with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SMC has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Spartanburg Methodist College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for Spartanburg Methodist College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 425
Women 444

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SMC serves a very low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Spartanburg Methodist College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,658 per year

59% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
869
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.9%
Part time Undergrads 0.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218821 IPEDS survey data for Spartanburg Methodist College.