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.

Tuition and Costs - Adult & Graduate Programs

Going back to college is a big decision—you’re looking for the right environment, the right degree, the right location. And then there’s the cost to consider. At Southern Wesleyan University, we recognize that concern. 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.

Learn about Financial Aid options

For some interesting data on the value of a college education, read this article by Pew Research, The Rising Cost of Not Going to College.


Furthering your education is an investment, but it shouldn’t break the bank. So why do so many schools weigh you down with hidden fees? At Southern Wesleyan University, you don’t have to navigate a list of fees to find out how much your next class will cost. We want your finances to be as easy as possible for you. That is why we designed our flat-rate pricing structure to take stress out of figuring out the true cost of pursuing your degree.

The SWU price per course (most courses are three credit hours) includes the tuition and fees wrapped up in one cost. While most colleges charge tuition per credit hour and tack on a bunch of extra fees, SWU offers you a flat-rate cost per course with no hidden fees.

2017-2018 Academic Years Tuition and Fees

(July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)

Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Tuition Deposit (refundable upon request) 50
Tuition - Undergraduate (per course) ($425 per credit hour) 1275
Tuition - Graduate - MBA,MSM (per course) ($558 per credit hour) 1674
Tuition - Graduate - M.Ed. (per course) ($425 per credit hour) 1275
Tuition - Graduate Education Electives (per course) ($425 per credit hour) 1275
M.Ed. Internship (6 credit hour course plus offset for each 4 credit hour practicum) 3825
Directed Study Fee (per credit hour) 100
Tuition Late Fee 25

Books and Supplies

Most courses have required textbooks. Textbook prices vary per course and program. SWU offers a competitively-priced online bookstore that includes multiple textbook options, such as buying, renting, or e-books.