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Converse College Data & Information Overview

12 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
82% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Converse College Ranked?

#1,441 Best Colleges in Nation
#19 Best Colleges in SC
Music Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Converse College was awarded 12 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is music.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Converse as #1,441 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

Converse is also ranked #19 out of 44 schools in South Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Converse?

82% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores

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.

Converse received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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Converse College Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
95% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Converse College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Converse College

72% Freshmen Retention
49% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Converse College is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Converse College.

Converse College Undergraduate Student Diversity

684 Full-Time Undergraduates
26.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
96.1% Percent Women

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?

$25,534 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
$24,180 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Converse is $25,534. 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 +
$20,672 $30,531 $23,858 $28,858 $19,858

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 66% of students took out student loans averaging $6,045 a year. That adds up to $24,180 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Converse is 6.7%. 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?

$38,109 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Converse with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,109 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Converse College make the most money.

Location of Converse College

South Carolina State
684 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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

Converse College Majors

37 Majors With Completions
222 Undergraduate Degrees
139 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Converse College. Of these students, 222 received undergraduate degrees and 139 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
Human Development & Family Studies 27 NA
General Psychology 23 $16,965
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 NA
General Biology 13 NA
Design & Applied Arts 12 NA
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 10 NA
History 10 NA
Religious Studies 10 NA
Writing Studies 9 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8 NA

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

Online Learning at Converse

66% Take At Least One Class Online
22% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 944 students took at least one online class at Converse College. This is a decrease from the 1,122 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 944 313
2019-2020 1,122 458
2018-2019 900 0
2017-2018 287 123
2016-2017 123 81

Learn more about online learning at Converse College.

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Notes and References


*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.


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