Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers bachelor’s degrees in 27 major fields of study and is well known for its programs leading to graduate and professional studies (medicine and other health professions, law, commerce and advanced graduate study across academic disciplines). The college is committed to providing superior liberal arts education that prepares its students for extraordinary and positive contributions to a global society. The focus on Wofford’s mission is upon fostering commitment to excellence in character, performance, leadership, service to others and lifelong learning. Wofford strives for sustainability in all aspects of college life through respect for the environment and through our core values.
Dr. Nayef H. Samhat (the college’s 11th president, serving since 2013).
Thirty-one trustees serve as the governing body of the college under the terms of the will of the Rev. Benjamin Wofford. For more information, contact David M. Beacham, senior vice president for administration.
Wofford is located a few blocks north of the central business district of Spartanburg, S.C., an international commercial center. Since its founding, the college has operated continuously on its original campus, which was designated a National Historic District in 1974. In November 2002, the entire 180-acre campus was designated as the Roger Milliken Arboretum. More than 5,000 trees have been planted since 1992.
Home to seven diverse higher education institutions, Spartanburg is located at the junction of I-85 and I-26 in the South Carolina Upstate. The GSP International Airport is only a few miles west of the city.
4-1-4 (two semesters and a January Interim)
A student-centered information commons providing many services, including research assistance, instruction in using information resources and interlibrary loan. Staff is available 98 hours a week to assist users. There are more than 250,000 items in the collection, including books, journals, films, historical documents, and rare books. The library's online resources are available both on and off-campus 24 hours per day and include more than 200 databases, more than 350,000 electronic books, and 60,000 electronic journals. The library’s web page provides access to the full range of services.
|Fall 2020 Enrollment distribution by IPEDS race and ethnicity|
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||0.3%|
|Black or African American||7.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.1%|
|Two or more races||3.2%|
Recent Southern Conference championships in football, baseball, men's basketball and men’s soccer
Baseball, disc golf, equestrian, e-sports, fly-fishing, lacrosse, rugby, outdoors, soccer, swim, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon and women’s volleyball