Fast Facts

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.

College Town:

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.

Majors, Minors and Programs:

Wofford offers 67 majors, minors and programs. See the number of students awarded each major for the Class of 2019.


4-1-4 (two semesters and a January Interim)

Alumni Data

  • 18,987 living alumni, representing 49 states, 41 foreign countries, six continents and three territories. 1,331 practice medicine, dentistry or other health care professions; 1,091 are attorneys or judges.
  • Alumni giving: 20 percent

Financial Data:

  • Resident Student Comprehensive Fee, 2020-2021: $63,895
  • Commuting Student Comprehensive Fee (tuition & fees): $49,550
  • Financial Aid: $67 million (94.5% student participation)
  • Gifts, calendar year 2019: $33,615,582
  • Expenditures, FY2020: $119,055,224
  • Endowment value, 6/30/20: $208,057,660

Library Data:

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.


The faculty, Fall 2020:

  • Full-time teaching faculty: 140
  • Men 73 Women 67
  • D. or other terminal degree: 88.5 percent of full-time faculty
  • FTE faculty to student ratio: 1 to 12

Student data, Fall 2020:

  • Enrollment: 1,773
  • Men: 823, Women: 950
  • Students from out of state: 751
  • Full-time students in college housing: 92 percent
Fall 2020 Enrollment distribution by IPEDS race and ethnicity
Group 202009
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian 1.6%
Black or African American 7.7%
Hispanic 4.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Nonresident Alien 1.4%
Two or more races 3.2%
Unknown 0.5%
White 80.5%
TOTAL 100.0%

Class of 2024:

  • Applications: 4,109
  • Applications Accepted: 2,180
  • Enrolled: 496
  • Men: 236; Women 260
  • Number of states represented: 25
  • High school class rank, top 10 percent: 34 percent
  • Mid-50 percent SAT range: 1190-1318
  • Mid-50 percent ACT range: 27-31

Student retention data:

  • 90 percent of the first-year students from fall 2019 returned in fall 2020.

Student Life Opportunities


NCAA Division I

Recent Southern Conference championships in football, baseball, men's basketball and men’s soccer

Men’s Sports:

237 participants in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, riflery, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track

Women’s Sports:

131 participants in basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, riflery, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, volleyball

Club Sports:

Baseball, disc golf, equestrian, e-sports, fly-fishing, lacrosse, rugby, outdoors, soccer, swim, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon and women’s volleyball

Wofford Spirit Squads:

Cheerleading, Dance Team