Fast Facts

Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers bachelor’s degrees in 26 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 students an undergraduate education defined by excellence, engagement, and transformation. 

Campus: Wofford is located a few blocks north of the central business district of Spartanburg, S.C.an international commercial center. 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. Nearly 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. 

Alumni Data

  • 17,077 living alumni, representing all 50 states and more than 35 foreign countries. 3,223 are in senior management of corporations or organizations; 1,327 practice medicine, dentistry or other health care professions; 807 are attorneys or judges; 829 are self-employed or own their own businesses.
  • Alumni giving: 26 percent

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

International Programs: Wofford was ranked 12th in the nation for percentage of students studying abroad for credit in the 2018 Open Doors report. Since 2007, more than 3,000 students have studied abroad in 70 countries on all seven continents.

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 There are more than 250,000 items in the collection, including books, journals, films, historical documents, and rare books.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.

Visual and Performing Arts: Performing programs available in theatrechoral groups, band and string ensemble, three art galleries and art museums, major programs in art history and minor program in studio art.

Financial Data:

  • Resident Student Comprehensive Fee, 2017-2018: $54,095
  • Commuting Student Comprehensive Fee (tuition & fees): $41,955
  • Financial Aid: $55 million (93 percent student participation)
  • Gifts, calendar year 2018: $32,887,733
  • Total expenditures, FY 2017-2018: $109,340,440
  • Endowment market value, June 30, 2018: $206 million

The faculty, Fall 2018:  

  • Full-time teaching faculty: 148
  • Men 83 Women 65
  • D. or other terminal degree: 89 percent of full-time faculty
  • FTE faculty to student ratio: 1 to 10

Student data, Fall 2018:  

  • Enrollment: 1,672
  • Men: 778, Women: 894, Minorities: 314
  • Students from out of state: 736
  • Full-time students in college housing: 96 percent

Class of 2022:

  • Applications: 3,522
  • Applications Accepted: 2,240
  • Enrolled: 465
  • Men: 208; Women 257
  • Number of states represented: 25
  • High school class rank, top 10 percent: 35 percent
  • Mid-50 percent SAT range: 1180-1340
  • Mid-50 percent ACT range: 27-30

Student retention data:

  • 89 percent of the first-year students from fall 2017 returned in fall 2018.

Student Life Opportunities

Army ROTC 

The Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) is the primary coordinating structure for advancing campus-wide community engagement, supporting Wofford’s strategic vision of “preparing superior students for meaningful lives as citizens.” The CCBL includes the Bonner Scholars Program.

The Space in The Mungo Center, the college's professional development and career services program.

National Fraternities and Sororities:  12 chapters

Athletics
NCAA Division I -- Recent Southern Conference championships in football, baseball, men's basketball and men’s soccer

Men’s Sports: 242 participants in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, riflery, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track

Women’s Sports: 127 participants in basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, riflery, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, volleyball

Club Sports: Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee

Wofford Spirit Squads: Cheerleading, Dance Team

President:  Dr. Nayef H. Samhat (the college’s 11th president, serving since 2013).

Trustees: 31 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.