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Mission: Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment  

Vision: To be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.  

Founded: 1964  

Accredited: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)  

Specialized Accreditation: 

  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

Affiliated: South Carolina Baptist Convention  

Campus Size: 300 acres

Location: Charleston, South Carolina


Schools & Colleges:

Full-Time Faculty:165

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14-to-1

Enrollment: 3,575

Ethnic background of undergraduates: 60% Caucasian, 40% minority

Out-of-state undergraduates: 16% (representing 26 states)

International students: representing 21 countries

Percentage of students age 25 or older: 28%

Tuition, undergraduate full-time: $25,500.00 (annual)

Room & Board: $10,200.00 (annual)

Students receiving financial aid: 95%

Library: Excess of 250,000 volumes; selective depository of U.S. Government documents

Athletics: NCAA Division I, competing in the Big South Conference

  • Men's teams: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Women's teams: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field (indoor and outdoor), Volleyball, Golf, Tennis 

Mascot: Buccaneers

Colors: Blue (Pantone 295) and Gold (Pantone 7503)