Christian college students interact in Blue Hill Coffee, a student-run enterprise at SWU.

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.

Week of Giving 2020 is Week of Caring at Southern Wesleyan University! #SWUcares


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.

SWU provides a Christian college environment for fine arts engagement opportunities.

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.


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.

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southern Wesleyan University.

Individual Program Accreditation

In addition to regional accreditation, individual programs at SWU are accredited or otherwise recognized by specialized professional and accrediting agencies:

Benson School of Business

SWU is a candidate for accreditation with The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation is for business degree programs offered through the School of Business.

School of Education

Education programs are approved by the South Carolina State Board of Education using the Standards of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Division of Fine Arts

Fine Arts programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for demonstrating excellence in their academic programs.

RN to BSN Nursing Program

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Southern Wesleyan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Educational Memberships

Southern Wesleyan also holds educational memberships in organizations, including: