Sherman College of Chiropractic

Basic Information

Address: 2020 Springfield Road Spartanburg, SC 29316
Phone Number: 800-849-8771
Chair: Dr. Edwin Cordero
Dean: Dr. Bob Irwin

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Sherman College is home to 400 students from 43 states and 12 countries, with an even split between male and female students. 81% of students are between ages 21 and 29; 58% of students are White, 25% are Hispanic, 7% are Black, and 2% are Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of students are International.


Tuition is $8,825 per quarter.
Total annual tuition is $35,300.

Financial Aid:

Our financial aid packages - combining federal and institutional aid - make us one of the most affordable chiropractic colleges in the country. Nearly 98% of students receive some form of financial aid - including loans, scholarships, family discounts and work-study. Sherman also participates in the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Admission Requirements:

To be enrolled in chiropractic college, you need at least 90 semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher, though many of our students enroll after completing a bachelor’s degree. Prerequisites can be earned at any accredited college. For details, visit

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

Sherman operates on a quarter calendar and enrolls new classes each quarter. The quarters begin in January, April, July, and October. We suggest that our prospective students apply between six months to one year out from the quarter that they intend on enrolling.

International Students:

5% of Sherman College students hail from other countries.

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Chiropractic

Mission Statement:

The mission of Sherman College of Chiropractic is to educate and prepare students to become doctors of chiropractic focused on the analysis and adjustment of vertebral subluxation. This mission is based upon the college’s core values and is delivered through activities in the areas of education, research, and service. For more information, visit

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our vision is Adjusting the World for a Better Future

Program History:

Founded in 1973 by Thomas A. Gelardi, D.C., Sherman College of Chiropractic is a private college offering the doctor of chiropractic degree. The college was named after Lyle Sherman, D.C., a pioneer in the development of modern chiropractic. In founding Sherman College, Dr. Gelardi sought to protect and advance the philosophy of chiropractic as being vertebral-subluxation centered; he envisioned an environment where chiropractic could be studied, advanced, taught and shared worldwide for the ultimate good of humanity. Sherman College carries on that purpose today. Learn more at

Program Information:

A widely acknowledged leader in the field, Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the profession as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. Students graduate this 14-quarter program with the knowledge, skills and passion to enjoy success and make a real impact on the health and lives of their future patients. The college operates a Chiropractic Health Center on its campus where students intern under the supervision of licensed doctors of chiropractic and provide approximately 25,000 outpatient visits each year. The college's annual homecoming program, Lyceum, and regularly scheduled continuing education courses attract doctors of chiropractic from across the country and around the world.