Points of Pride

The Converse College commitment to creativity and the development of adaptable individuals with clear vision, wise decision and just action is guided by seven core values: excellence, integrity, exploration, diversity, respect, community and progress.


Although the doors of Converse opened October 1, 1890, the first step towards the founding of the college was taken in 1889 when a prominent attorney assembled a group of Spartanburg citizens to discuss the project. Among the 13 men was Dexter Edgar Converse, a native of Vermont who had settled in Spartanburg before the Civil War. His contributions to the college were so valuable it was given his name.

Location & Contact

Converse College

580 East Main Street

Spartanburg, SC 29302

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art and Design
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • German Studies
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Individualized Major
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Theatre