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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.

Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

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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.

Adult and Graduate Programs

At Southern Wesleyan, we understand the needs and commitments of working adults. We have been providing working adults with faith-based educational opportunities for nearly 30 years. Our adult evening and online programs are specifically designed to allow you to earn an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree while still meeting your personal and professional responsibilities. Each program will enhance your skills in communication, information processing, and problem solving. You’ll also gain greater understanding of how to apply Christian principles in a professional environment.

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October 27, 2016  |  10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Drop In

Join us at your nearest SWU Education Center for a no pressure, laid back open house with refreshments.

Have a chance to speak with enrollment representatives, get your questions answered, and to learn how you can earn your degree with the flexibility you need to fit your busy schedule. Southern Wesleyan University is the ideal place to continue your education for either graduate or undergraduate studies.

  • Learn more about academic programs

  • Receive information about financial aid

  • Waive your application fee if you attend

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Evening and Online Programs

Convenient Locations across South Carolina

An Affordable Investment with Career Value

It's true—college may be one of the biggest expenses you encounter, but it can be one of the best investments you'll ever make—and we'll help you every way we can. The value of a college degree still remains high through higher average lifetime earning potential and lower unemployment rates over those with just a high school diploma.

When you apply for financial aid at Southern Wesleyan, we’ll develop an aid package that meets your particular needs. With little or no upfront expense for many students, your college education is more affordable than you think.

Program format options that fit your busy life

For most programs, you can choose between a hybrid or fully online format.

The hybrid format blends both traditional classroom instruction with the flexibility of online learning. In-person classes meet in the evening one night a week at our education centers while online courses work around your busy schedule.

The fully online format is also available for most programs. Courses are designed to be both engaging and challenging while providing flexibility for your busy schedule.

Faith-based Education with Ethics & Values

An education at Southern Wesleyan University is more than just a degree. Southern Wesleyan is a Christ-centered institution providing faith-based education that applies Christian values and ethics to your professional development and the understanding to apply those values to your career.


Serving South Carolina & beyond for 110 years

Southern Wesleyan has a history of providing quality education through our main campus founded in 1906 in Central, South Carolina. The campus was founded with a mission to develop Christian character in its students while giving thorough intellectual training.

In 1986, Southern Wesleyan was an innovator in South Carolina by launching its adult and graduate programs across the state. For nearly 30 years, SWU has been a leader for convenient degree programs for busy, working adults.

Nationally Recognized Accreditation

One of the hallmarks of excellence for higher education institutions is accreditation. To achieve accreditation by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, colleges and universities must meet strict quality standards in areas such as academic degree programs, faculty, fulfillment of institutional mission, student services and technology. Studying at an accredited institution, such as Southern Wesleyan University, ensures that course credits and degrees that you earn here will be accepted by other accredited colleges and universities.