The 6 Best Christian Colleges in South Carolina for 2024


The editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best Christian colleges in South Carolina to save you the search.

Searching for the best Christian colleges in South Carolina can involve a fair bit of research with a number of options across the state. According to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, the religious composition of Christian adults in the state is 78 percent. South Carolina’s Christian higher learning landscape includes colleges and universities with varying degrees of religious study, as well as dedicated Bible colleges for a scripture-first approach.

Choosing the institution that is right for you will largely depend on your spiritual and educational goals. It’s with this in mind that our editors assembled this list of the best Christian colleges in South Carolina to consider. Each entry includes the school’s location and a brief “From the institution” description to give you a high-level overview of the college and save you time. Simply click the college name or logo to go direct to the institution’s website if you want to learn more.

Note: The best Christian colleges in South Carolina are ranked in alphabetical order.

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The Best Christian Colleges in South Carolina

Anderson UniversityAnderson University

Location: Anderson, SC

From the institution: “Located in the vibrant city of Anderson, in the rapidly growing region of Upstate South Carolina, Anderson University is a selective, comprehensive Christian liberal arts university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus, online and on at the University Center in Greenville. Students may choose from 59 major degree programs, 38 concentrations, 46 minors, 18 master’s and doctoral degrees and 8 certification programs.”

Bob Jones UniversityBob Jones University

Location: Greenville, SC

From the institution: “At BJU you’ll do so much more than attend classes and earn a degree. You’ll broaden your horizons through liberal arts and fine arts while learning to view everything through the lens of a biblical worldview. You’ll develop your talents and skills—not just for yourself, but for something bigger. And you’ll be part of a vibrant community of believers growing in Christ—and then going out to serve Him. Experience BJU. And discover your place in God’s amazing, eternity-sized plan.”

Charleston Southern UniversityCharleston Southern University

Location: Charleston, SC

From the institution: “Charleston Southern is the Lowcountry’s only Christian university. Our learning community is dynamic. Students come from all over the country and many faith backgrounds. Committed faculty take the time to see your potential. They will help you achieve your personal and career goals. Our close-knit campus offers huge opportunities – including big-time, competitive NCAA Division I athletics. We believe that the gospel has the power to transform lives, and that God has created each of us with a unique set of gifts and abilities. At CSU, students from all backgrounds are challenged to deepen their faith and explore their purpose.”

Erskine CollegeErskine College

Location: Due West, SC

From the institution: “As one of the oldest and most prestigious church-related liberal arts colleges in the South, Erskine prizes academic rigor and Christian authenticity. Our graduates lead companies, influence professional fields, and make their mark on our culture in many other ways. Erskine College is located in Due West, a town of 1,200 residents located in historic Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history.”

North Greenville UniversityNorth Greenville University

Location: Tigerville, SC

From the institution: North Greenville University is a haven for intelligent, passionate professors, alumni, and students that see more in others and the world around them – people like you. They get what matters. They’ve got your back. That’s not by accident–it’s by design. Yep–the Blue Ridge Mountains are our backyard. But it’s not just what you see here, it’s what you can see from here–clarity of your purpose that roots your personal and professional goals in an unshakable connection to Christ.”

Southern Wesleyan UniversitySouthern Wesleyan University

Location: Central, SC

From the institution: “Southern Wesleyan University was originally established in 1906 as the Wesleyan Methodist Bible Institute whose mission was to develop Christian character in its students while giving thorough intellectual training. Now, a private, four year Christian university, Southern Wesleyan University is committed to providing liberal arts and professional education. In addition, we are proud to be an institution of The Wesleyan Church, a worldwide body of evangelical Protestant believers. Though our name has changed over the years, our mission—to be a Christian community of learners that recognizes God as the source of all truth and wisdom—has remained.”

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