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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.

Fine Arts Events at SWU

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.

Online and Graduate

At Southern Wesleyan, we understand the needs and commitments of busy adults. We have been providing busy adults with Christian educational opportunities for over 30 years. Our online and graduate programs are specifically designed to allow you to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree online while still meeting your personal and professional responsibilities. 

Next Online Class Starts:
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Why Choose SWU



SWU puts Christian values at the center of your education.

Community & Support

Small class sizes and student support systems are focused on your success.

Career Value

Invest in a SWU degree to add professional value and reach your career goals

Flexible Courses

Online coursework that fits within your schedule, allowing you to still have time for your family and career.

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.

Top Online Degrees FAQs

Have more questions? See our full FAQs page for more.

What is the difference between online and residential class formats?

While the traditional residential class model requires on-campus, in-person class times, the online format provides much more flexibility. Online degree programs are completed fully online, no matter how far away from a SWU location you might live. Courses feature primarily online instruction. Most online courses last seven weeks and can be taken year-round in three semesters (fall, spring, and summer).

How fast can I complete my degree?

Degree completion time greatly depends on the chosen program and the amount of transfer credit you may have. Please contact our enrollment staff to learn more.

What is the cost of attendance at Southern Wesleyan University?

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. Learn more about SWU’s tuition and fees.

What are the admissions requirements for Southern Wesleyan University?

The admissions requirements vary per program. Please visit the admission requirements page for the requirements specific to your desired program.

Serving South Carolina & beyond for 110 years


Southern Wesleyan University has a history of providing quality, Christian 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 evening programs across the state. Now with those programs fully online, SWU has been a leader in convenient degree programs for busy, working adults for over 30 years.

Learn more about our history