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.

The SWU Difference

Why Choose SWU Online?


Faith Integration


At Southern Wesleyan University, we believe that our Christian faith strengthens our pursuit of truth and wisdom. We challenge you to grow in your faith by applying your Christian values in your academic endeavors.

Our professors are not only accomplished scholars and practitioners in their respective fields, but they are also Christians who strive to be role models of integrating a life of faith with academic pursuits. Our devoted faculty and staff challenge and mentor you to a deeper understanding of knowledge as well as a deeper understanding of your Christian faith.

On top of faith integration in the online classroom, we offer spiritual resources for online students who wish to use them for spiritual formation. Our dedicated faith integration staff are here to serve you through this journey.

Student-Focused Support


When you enroll at SWU Online, you will be assigned a personal academic success coach who will serve as your main point of contact through your whole program. This person will assist you with your academic course advisements, finding available resources, and providing any of the encouragement and guidance you may need to be successful in your program.

We are truly a partner in your success. We want to see you through to graduation and beyond in your career and life success. Your personal coach will be here to help you make that happen!

Affordable Investment


SWU offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the country from a private, accredited, nonprofit university. Investing in our career-ready programs provides added professional value to reach your career goals.

SWU graduates continue to see extensive positive career outcomes with their SWU education, even above national averages for colleges. 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. Graduate degrees also show an increase in lifetime earning potential and even lower unemployment rates.



One of the hallmarks of excellence for higher education institutions is accreditation. Accreditation is an assurance to you, employers, and the public that an institution meets or exceeds standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, student services and fiscal stability.

Southern Wesleyan University is an accredited institution with regional accreditation, specialized professional accreditations, and national recognition.