Bible & Christian Colleges in South Carolina

Bible and Christian colleges are schools that have a connection or affiliation with a given religious organization and are part of the history and demography of the state of South Carolina. Such schools may offer a typical four year curriculum that may or may not include additional courses or practices based on the associated faith. Many of these schools act as seminaries that allow individuals of that denomination to become educated in the study of the Bible and Christianity, followed by work as a pastor, minister or priest. Degrees offered go from the associate level to doctoral, though the degree levels offered will vary by school.

List of Christian Denominations & Affiliations

The list below organizes all the Christian colleges in South Carolina by Christian denomination and further by their religious affiliation. Click the links below to skip to each section.

Protestant

List of Protestant Colleges in South Carolina

The following schools follow or incorporate Protestant practices and are further detailed by their specific religious affiliation.

African Methodist Episcopal Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
Allen University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Social Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Biology
Columbia, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1992
  • Around 630 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: allenuniversity.edu

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
Clinton Junior College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Liberal Arts
  • Religious Studies
Rock Hill, SC
  • Accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission Since 2003
  • Around 160 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: clintoncollege.edu

Baptist Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
Anderson University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Anderson, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1959
  • Around 3,210 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: andersonuniversity.edu
Charleston Southern University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • Sports Medicine
Charleston, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 2002
  • Around 3,620 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: csuniv.edu
Benedict College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Law and Justice Administration
  • Biology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
Columbia, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1946
  • Around 2,470 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: benedict.edu
Morris College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Law and Justice Administration
  • Community Health Services, Liaison, Counseling
  • Business Administration
Sumter, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1978
  • Around 770 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: morris.edu

Evangelical Lutheran Church Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Ministry
  • Theology
Columbia, SC
  • Accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Since 1944
  • Around 80 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: ltss.lr.edu
Newberry College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Nursing
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management
Newberry, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1936
  • Around 1,060 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: newberry.edu

Pentecostal Holiness Church Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
W L Bonner College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Missions, Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Religious Education
  • Pastoral Studies, Counseling
Columbia, SC
  • Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation Since 2008
  • Around 20 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: wlbc.edu

Presbyterian Church Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
Presbyterian College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Pharmacy
  • Business Administration
  • Biology
Clinton, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1949
  • Around 1,380 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: presby.edu

Protestant Episcopal Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
Voorhees College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Law and Justice Administration
  • Sociology
  • Business Administration
Denmark, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1946
  • Around 430 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: voorhees.edu

Reformed Presbyterian Church Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
Erskine College and Seminary

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Ministry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
Due West, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1991
  • Around 760 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: erskine.edu

Southern Baptist Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
North Greenville University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Liberal Arts
  • Biblical Studies
Tigerville, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1957
  • Around 2,690 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: ngu.edu

United Methodist Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
Columbia College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Social Work
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology
Columbia, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1938
  • Around 1,480 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: columbiasc.edu
Claflin University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
Orangeburg, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1947
  • Around 1,930 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: claflin.edu
Spartanburg Methodist College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Business Administration
  • Law and Justice Administration
Spartanburg, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1957
  • Around 770 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: smcsc.edu
Wofford College

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Biology
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
Spartanburg, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1917
  • Around 1,660 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: wofford.edu

Wesleyan Affiliated Schools

Institution NameLocationNotes
Southern Wesleyan University

Popular Programs Offered:

  • Business Administration
  • Operations Management
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
Central, SC
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Since 1985
  • Around 1,740 Students Enrolled
  • School Website: swu.edu

The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.