Private, Christian college in South Carolina

Located in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Eclipse Over SWU - August 21, 2017

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Core Values and Outcomes

University Core Values

Christ Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation

  • Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
  • Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
  • Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
  • Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.

We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.


Job/Graduate School Outcomes

The Career Services office has compiled a summary of career outcomes information. These summaries are based on surveys conducted across regular intervals throughout the year, and we use this information to identify ways to improve our job search services for graduating students and alumni.

Learn more about our Career Outcomes

"You [Christian colleges] have what everybody else is desperate to have: a way of talking about and educating the human person in a way that integrates faith, emotion and intellect. ...Almost no other set of institutions in American society has that, and everyone wants it."
— David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book The Road to Character