Converse College

Converse College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Converse College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Converse College was awarded 86 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other educational administration and supervision.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Converse is ranked #1,873 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 50 colleges in South Carolina, Converse is ranked at #30.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Converse?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Converse College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 82%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 75% of students accepted to Converse submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Converse College  ( 500 to 600 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Converse College  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800
Converse received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 21.

ACT Composite Scores for Converse College  ( 16 to 21 )
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Converse College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Converse, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Converse College is 96%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  96 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Converse College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Converse College has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Converse for first-time, full-time students is 49%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100
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100

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Converse College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 737 undergraduates at Converse with 684 being full-time and 53 being part-time.

How Much Does Converse College Cost?

The overall average net price of Converse is $12,685. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Converse

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,711 $14,852 $12,221 $17,196 $17,508

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Converse, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Converse, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $113 a year. That adds up to $452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Converse is 7.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Converse Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Converse make about $33,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 15% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Converse College make the most money.

Location of Converse College

Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Converse College is a private not-for-profit institution. Spartanburg is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Converse are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302-0006
Phone: 864-596-9000
Website: www.converse.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConverseCollege

Converse College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Converse College. Of these students, 212 received undergraduate degrees and 97 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 37 $23,538
Music 17 NA
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 13 NA
Human Development & Family Studies 12 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 12 $20,140
Special Education 11 NA
Business Administration & Management 10 $33,993
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10 $30,988
Fine & Studio Arts 9 NA
General English Literature 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Converse College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Converse

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,069 students took at least one online class at Converse College. This is an increase from the 900 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,069 269
2018-2019 900 0
2017-2018 287 123
2016-2017 123 81
2015-2016 307 144

Learn more about online learning at Converse College.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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