Baptist Colleges in South Carolina

Apr 15, 2018

Students interested in attending a Baptist college in South Carolina have at least five schools from which to choose. Here we discuss some of the differences of these schools, including tuition rates and student population size.

There are several colleges in South Carolina that are affiliated with the Baptist faith. These schools are unique in their size, location, student activities and other factors. Explore these Baptist schools and find out what makes them special.

School Comparison

South Carolina offers a handful of Baptist institutions that all have tuition rates lower than $27,000 in 2017-2018, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Compare the schools' specific tuition rates and locations in the table below.

School Name Institution Type Location In-state Tuition (2017-2018)*
Anderson University 4-year, private not-for-profit Anderson, SC $26,970
Benedict College 4-year, private not-for-profit Columbia, SC $19,958
Charleston Southern University 4-year, private not-for-profit Charleston, SC $24,840
Morris College 4-year, private not-for-profit Sumter, SC $13,458
North Greenville University 4-year, private not-for-profit Tigerville, SC $19,150

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Description of Baptist Colleges in South Carolina

These five Baptist colleges in South Carolina vary in size, student-to-faculty ratios, spiritual development opportunities and more. Compare and contrast some of these factors for each school to help students decide which college may be the best fit.

Anderson University

Anderson University is a private institution that has a little more than 2,900 undergraduate students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1, according to the NCES in 2017. Students at the school can pursue a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree program in a variety of fields. Most of the graduate programs are in the areas of education, business administration, criminal justice and divinity/ministry, while undergraduate degrees are available in the arts, youth ministry, human services, kinesiology/exercise science, legal studies, history, biology, healthcare, pre-engineering and more. The school's website states that the school was recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for innovation, leadership and educational excellence. Students are required to take two religion courses and may choose to participate in campus ministries and attend spiritual activities.

Benedict College

Benedict College is an all-undergraduate school with a student population of about 2,300 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1, as reported by the NCES in 2017. The school only offers bachelor's degree programs, but these programs are available in a wide range of areas, including engineering, human development/family studies, math, social work, computer science, biology, and business. Students can participate in an assortment of student organizations and clubs, such as sororities/fraternities, honor societies, choir, band, and Tiger News. The school also has a variety of spiritual clubs/organizations, including Brothers and Sisters In Christ (BASIC), Gospel choir and Brothers in Unity.

Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University is another private institution with about 3,200 undergraduate students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1, per the NCES in 2017. The school offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as post-master's certificate programs. Most of the graduate degree programs are in the fields of business, education, healthcare and criminal justice, while bachelor's degree programs are also available in areas like youth ministry, religious music, the arts, religious studies, history, child development, communications, computer science, and biology. According to the school's website, the college was ranked one of the Best Christian Colleges and noted as Military Friendly for 2016. Students interested in developing their spiritual lives can participate in mission projects, small groups for discipleship, worship services and more.

Morris College

According to the NCES in 2017, Morris College is another all-undergraduate school with about 750 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Students can pursue a bachelor's degree in areas like English, biology, criminal justice, religious education, sociology, and community health services. The school is a Historically Black College that was founded in 1908. Students may choose to participate in a variety of spiritual student organizations, such as Gospel choir or the Baptist Student Union, as well as other organizations, like yearbook, student newspaper, and honor societies.

North Greenville University

Per the NCES, North Greenville University is comparable in size to Benedict College with a little more than 2,300 undergraduate students in 2017 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1; however, this school offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Students may pursue bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees in fields like education, business, Biblical studies, and healthcare. The school celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2017 and offers students a wide range of ministries and spiritual events to participate in, including global missions, life groups, conferences, and musical groups. Interested students may also participate in various student organizations and clubs, such as marching band, ROTC, debate, and student government.

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