Converse College was founded in 1889 to create an educational experience for women “to see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly.” Today, Converse is recognized as a visionary liberal arts college pushing beyond traditional boundaries to offer quality education for female undergraduates and and for male and female students at the postgraduate level.
The College enrolls nearly 1,500 students who hail from 30 states and 12 countries. As a hub for the arts in Spartanburg, Converse is host to nearly 200 public performances, exhibitions, readings and lectures each year by world-renowned artists, faculty and students. Our students, faculty and staff are active members of the Upstate community and deeply value their role in making it a great place for all citizens to live, work and learn.
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful.
On its 80-acre campus, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. The college’s on-campus Health Center, where senior students intern under the close supervision of licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides quality and affordable chiropractic care to the local community with nearly 35,000 patient visits each year.
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg Community College is the most affordable college in the Upstate South Carolina region. SCC is committed to student access and success, with locations in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. SCC offers online learning and conveniently scheduled day, evening and weekend classes in more than 100 certificate and associate degree programs that lead to rewarding employment opportunities and/or university transfer.
Spartanburg Methodist College
Spartanburg Methodist College is a private liberal arts college open to students of all religious and non-religious backgrounds. The college serves an approximately 800 student body and offers six associate degrees as well as paths to bachelor’s degrees. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and established in 1911, SMC encourages academic excellence, intellectual exploration, social awareness, and character development within the liberal arts tradition.
University of South Carolina Upstate
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment.
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas (VCOM)
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is a four-year osteopathic medical school offering the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
Osteopathic physicians are licensed in every state to practice the full scope of medicine including examining patients, diagnosing illness, writing prescriptions, performing surgery, as well as providing musculoskeletal manipulation. Osteopathic physicians enter every field of medicine from family practice to neurosurgery. The majority of osteopathic physicians; however, practice primary care, with approximately one-fourth of the profession providing care in small communities and rural areas.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 26 major fields of study to a student body of 1,690 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is home to one of the nation’s 283 Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community enjoys Greek life as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.