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Converse College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Converse College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Converse College Ranked?

2021 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 22 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

Converse is ranked #940 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Converse is also ranked #12 out of 34 schools in South Carolina.

See all of the rankings for Converse College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Converse?

Acceptance Rate

Converse College has an acceptance rate of 71%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 41% 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 470 and 560.

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

SAT Math Scores for Converse College  ( 470 to 560 )
Converse received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Converse College  ( 20 to 26 )

Learn more about Converse College admissions.

Converse College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Converse College is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Converse College

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 Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 808 undergraduates at Converse with 761 being full-time and 47 being part-time.

Converse Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 10.68 out of 100, Converse is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  10.68 out of 100
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How Much Does Converse College Cost?

The overall average net price of Converse is $18,841. 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 +
$15,971 $17,969 $19,124 $20,153 $21,375

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Converse, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $6,734 a year. That adds up to $26,936 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Converse is 7.2%. 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.


See which majors at Converse College make the most money.

Location of Converse College

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

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Location of Converse College

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Converse College. Of these students, 208 received undergraduate degrees and 83 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 28 $19,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 20 NA
Business Administration & Management 19 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 11 NA
General Biology 11 NA
Design & Applied Arts 10 NA
History 9 NA
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9 NA
General English Literature 9 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 287 students took at least one online class at Converse College. This is an increase from the 123 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 287 123
2016-2017 123 81
2015-2016 307 144
2014-2015 185 67
2013-2014 166 46

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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