South Carolina Education - Private Colleges & Universities as of 2016

The following colleges and universities are not considered by any source to be "community colleges" or "technical colleges," and they are not directly supported using public funding. Several have their primary school in another state - the year established in this list indicates the year they began in South Carolina. All have been licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE).

Private College / University

Year
Established

Location(s)

Current
Website

President
(March 2016)

Board Chair
(March 2016)

Allen University

1870

Columbia

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Dr. Lady June Cole

Dr. Richard Franklin Norris

Anderson University

1911

Anderson

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Evans P. Whitaker, Ph.D

Board of Visitors
Chair Not Named

Benedict College

1870

Columbia

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Dr. David H. Swinton

Board of Trustees
Chair Not Named

Bob Jones University

1927

Greenville

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Steve Pettit

Larry Jackson

Brown-Mackie College

2009

Greenville

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Not Found

Not Foound

Cathedral Bible College

1995

Myrtle Beach

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Not Known

Not Known

Charleston School of Law

2003

Charleston

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J. Edward Bell, III

Hon. P. Michael Duffy

Charleston Southern University

1964

North Charleston

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Dr. Jairy C. Hunter

Dr. Jerry Williams

Christ Central Institute

1997

Wagener

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Dr. Lee Kizer

Not Named

Claflin University

1869

Orangeburg

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Dr. Henry N. Tisdale

James A. Bennett

Coker College

1908

Hartsville

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Robert L. Wyatt, Ph.D

Board of Trustees
Chair Not Named

Columbia College

1854

Columbia

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Elizabeth A. Dinndorf

Jean E. Duke

Columbia International University

1923

Columbia

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Dr. William H. Jones

Not Found

Converse College

1889

Spartanburg

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Elizabeth A. Fleming

Benjamin R. Wall, II

East Coast Polytechnic Institute

1966

Columbia
Greenville
North Charleston

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Not Found

Not Found

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

2011

Spartanburg

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Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO, FACOFP

John G. Rocovich, Jr., J.D., LL.M

Erskine College

1839

Due West

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Dr. Paul D. Kooistra

Ron Vigus

Erskine Theological Seminary

1837

Due West,
Columbia

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Rev. W.S. Cain

Furman University

1826

Greenville

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Elizabeth Davis

Board of Trustees
Chair Not Named

Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

1987

Taylors

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Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.

Rev. Jeffrey J. Kingswood

Holmes Bible College

1898

Greenville

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James Leggett

Not Found

ITT Technical Institute

1992

Columbia
Greenville
Myrtle Beach
North Charleston

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Not Found

Not Found

Lenoir-Rhyne University-Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

1891

Columbia

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Dr. Wayne B. Powell

Boyd L. George

Limestone College

1845

Gaffney

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Dr. Walt Griffin

Not Found

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

1830

Columbia

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Dr. Wayne Powell

Rev. Dr. William Trexler

Morris College

1908

Sumter

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Luns C. Richardson

Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr.

Newberry College

1856

Newberry

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Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens

Board of Trustees
Chair Not Named

North Greenville University

1892

Tigerville

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Dr. Randall Pannell

Beverly Nix Hawkins

Presbyterian College

1880

Clinton

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Robert E. Staton

Pat Phillips

Saint Anselm Seminary

1996

Spartanburg

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Not Found

Not Found

Saint Leo University

2012
1975

North Charleston
Sumter

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Dr. William J. Lennox Jr.

Dennis M. Mullen

South University

2002

Columbia

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Not Found

Not Found

Southern Wesleyan University

1906

Central
Charleston
Columbia
Greenville
North Augusta

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Dr. Todd Voss

Not Found

Spartanburg Methodist College

1911

Spartanburg

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Scott Cochran

Not Found

Strayer University

2005
2006
2004

Columbia
North Charleston
Greenville

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Brian Jones

Not Found

Troy University

2008

Sumter

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Not Found

Not Found

University of Phoenix

2006

Columbia,
Greenville

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Not Found

Not Found

Virginia College

2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

Florence
Spartanburg
Columbia
Charleston
Greenville

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Not Found

Not Found

Voorhees College

1897

Denmark

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Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr.

Clair Guess

Webster University

1980
2000
1983
1993
1992
1975
2003

Beaufort
Columbia
Fort Jackson
Greenville
Myrtle Beach
North Charleston
Sumter

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Elizabeth J. Stroble

Amelia J. Bond

W. L. Bonner College

1995

Columbia

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Elain McQueen - Dean

Dr. Celeste Ashe Johnson

Wofford College

1854

Spartanburg

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Dr. Nayef H. Samhat

J. Harold Chandler


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