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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.


Have faith in you. We sure do.

Whatever dream you have for your life and career, we will help you get there. Earning your degree online doesn't mean you are doing it alone. At SWU, your online degree comes with the care and support of our dedicated faculty and staff to see you succeed! Become a leader marked by service, integrity, and character.

Learn more about the SWU Difference

Next Online Program Starts:

Monday, August 24, 2020
Monday, January 11, 2021



Why Choose SWU


Christian online colleges that integrate values such as integrity and servant leadership


SWU integrates Christian values such as integrity and servant leadership at the center of your education.

Online college with the support you need

Community & Support

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

Earn an online degree to reach your career goals

Career Value

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

Online courses that fit your schedule

Flexible Courses

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

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SWU has certainly encouraged my spiritual growth as well as my intellectual growth. I am so very blessed to be obtaining such a stellar education from a college that not only encourages your mind to grow but actively encourages your relationship with God to grow and flourish.

Bernadette Williams, SWU Online student

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 view the academic catalog 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