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 Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Studio
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • German
  • History
  • Interior Design
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Music
  • Music Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science/Government
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Student Designed Major
  • Theater