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Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg Methodist College
Former name
Textile Industrial Institute / Spartanburg Junior College
MottoDeus Providet
Religious affiliation
United Methodist Church
Endowment$34.7 Million
PresidentWilliam Scott Cochran
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States
Campusmetropolitan, 110-acre (45 ha) campus

Spartanburg Methodist College is a private Methodist college in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The college serves approximately 910 students (2019-2020 academic year). The college awards six associate degrees and a bachelor's degree. Students may earn one of the six associate degrees, Criminal Justice, either on campus or online.


Spartanburg Methodist College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and with the South Carolina Annual Conference. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.


SMC offers seven degree programs: A Bachelor's Degree with Concentrations in Business, Criminal Justice, English, History, Religion, and Psychology and six Associate Degrees: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Criminal Justice, Associate in Religious Studies, Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Business. It also offers an online Associate in Criminal Justice Degree program.


The college is a Division I member of Region X of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Region X includes colleges in the Carolinas, West Virginia, and Virginia. SMC offers 14 intercollegiate athletic programs which include Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Softball, Volleyball (indoor and beach), Baseball and Wrestling. The college's athletic teams have won numerous regional, divisional, and national titles.

The men's soccer team won the 1994 NJCAA national championship. Several other teams have made appearances in their respective NJCAA (JUCO) Division I national tournaments in recent years — most recently women's golf (three individual Top 50 finishes, 2011), men's tennis (26th-place finish, 2010), wrestling (29th-place finish, 2010), men's cross country (2nd place, 2012), women's cross country (16th place, 2009), men's and women's half marathon (3rd place, 2012) and volleyball (16th-place finish, 2009).

Temporary Services led by All American Coach/Quarterback Christian Sessions and All American Left Guard/Defensive End

Notable alumni

Alumni of the college include major leaguers Orlando Hudson,[1] Reggie Sanders,[2] Dwight Smith,[3] Sebastián Velásquez.[4] Bodybuilder Lee Haney attended the school.[5]


  1. ^ "Orlando Hudson Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "Reggie Sanders Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "Dwight Smith Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "Sebastián Velásquez". Real Salt Lake. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  5. ^ "Lee Haney Pro Bodybuilding Profile". 12 October 2015.

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