History

Each Bible college of North and South Carolina has its own history, but all of them have the one and only mission: to educate worthy individuals and provide a biblically based liberal arts education for young people who want to live a life of faith and service in the society.

Speaking about North Carolina, 41% of its citizens consider themselves Protestants, and only 9% identify themselves as Catholics. North Carolinians are very religious in general, as 81% of them believe in God with absolute certainty. 22 colleges of North Carolina offer Bible Studies &Theology to their students.

As for South Carolina, it is a Protestant territory mostly. Baptist, Methodist and Lutheran faith groups have been increasing in growth of adherents for the last 10 years. As for Bible colleges, South Carolina has only 12 of them.

Bible Colleges of North Carolina

  1. Apex School of Theology: founded in 1995, this school is very small with 658 students enrolled. The President is Dr. Joseph E. Perkins. Apex School of Theology has 9 degree programs available, with a very low graduation rate (0% of students after 6 years).
  2. Belmont Abbey College: founded in 1908, this school is considered small with 1711 students enrolled. 30 degree programs are available here, but the graduation rate is still low (only 33% of students after 6 years). The President is William K. Thierfelder, Ed.D.
  3. Brevard College: founded in 1934, this is a small liberal arts college, which has 46 degree programs available and only 627 enrolled. The President is David Joyce. The college is focused on humanities, and it has a very good student-faculty interaction.
  4. Campbell University: founded in 1887, this college has Jerry M. Wallce as a President now. The school is quite large, with 6,182 students enrolled and 145 degree programs available. This is a master's, coeducational, Baptist university.
  5. Carolina Christian College: founded in 1945, this is an undergraduate institution that educates people for Christian ministries. Only 4 degree programs are available here, and this school is very small, with 72 total students only. The President is Don Young.
  6. Chowan University: founded in 1848 as a 4-year women's college, this is a small private college with 1,316 total students enrolled today. 60 degree programs are available here, with a quite low graduation rate (21%). The President is M. Christopher White.
  7. Davidson County Community College: first opened in 1958, this college has about 6,000 enrolled students today. This is a 2-year public institution with a graduation rate of 33% and 86 degree programs available. The President is Dr. Mary E. Rittling.
  8. Duke University: founded in 1838, this private research university has a motto "Knowledge and Faith". The President is Richard H. Brodhead. This is an institution with a very high graduation rate (95%) and more than 16,000 students enrolled. 203 degree programs available at this university make it very popular among applicants.
  9. Gardner-Webb University: a private 4-year university, founded in 1905 with J.D. Huggins as a principal. Today it is a school with 4,703 students enrolled and 74 degree programs available. It is quite easy to get in here (83% acceptance rate). The President is Dr. Frank Bonner.
  10. Grace College of Divinity: this is a very small private 4-year school with only 45 students enrolled. It was founded in 2000, and its President is Steven Crowther. 7 degree programs are available here, and this college has been recognized by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
  11. Greensboro College: a 4-year, independent, liberal arts college with 1,200 students enrolled today. Founded in 1838, it was the women's college first, and it became coeducation in the late 1950s. 108 degree programs are available here today, and the President of this institution is Dr. Lawrence D. Czarda.
  12. Guilford Technical Community College: it was opened in 1958 with two classes and 50 students only. Today it is a very large school with 15,134 students enrolled and 114 degree programs available. This is a public 2-year institution with Dr. Randy Parker as a President.
  13. Heritage Bible College: all 71 students enrolled in this college, founded in 1971, are undergraduates today. This is a private, 4-year institution with 2 degree programs available. The President is Dr. Elvin Butts.
  14. Hood Theological Seminary: named after James Walker Hood, a Bishop of the A.M.E. Zion Church, this seminary was founded in 1879 as the Zion Wesley Institute. Today this is a small school with 221 students enrolled and 6 degree programs available. The President is Albert J.D. Aymer.
  15. Lees-McRae College: a private 4-year college, established in 1900 as an all-female high school, it is a liberal arts college focused on humanities today. 890 students are enrolled here, with 27 degree programs available. The President is Dr. Barry Buxton.
  16. Mid-Atlantic Christian University: a liberal arts college with a focus on humanities, this institution was founded in 1948 as Roanoke Bible College. 165 students are enrolled here today, with 18 degree programs available. The President is D. Clay Perkins.
  17. Montreat College: a master's college with 37 degree programs available. Founded in 1897, it has 785 students enrolled, with a religious affiliation of Presbyterians. The President is Dr. Dan Struble.
  18. Pfeiffer University: a private institution established in 1885 by Emily Prudden. 2,000 students are enrolled there today, with 90 degree programs available. The President is Mike Miller.
  19. Piedmont International University: the President is Charles W. Petitt. This is a private Bible college, established in 1945 and originally called Piedmont Bible Institute. 19 degree programs are available there today, with 380 students enrolled. A graduation rate is quite low (42%).
  20. Shepherds Theological Seminary: a private, 4-year school with the mission of "equipping servant leaders for life". This is a small school with only 60 students enrolled and 6 degree programs available to choose from. The President of the seminary is Stephen Ddavey.
  21. Shaw University: founded in 1865, this is a private liberal arts institution today. 30 degree programs are available there, with 2,405 students enrolled. "For Christ and Humanity" is the motto here, and the President of this university is Gaddis J. Faulcon.
  22. Warren Wilson College: established in 1894, this is a private liberal arts college today. With 906 total students enrolled, it provides 39 degree programs to choose from. The President is Steven L. Solnick.

Bible Colleges of South Carolina

  1. Anderson University: established in 1911, this is a selective private university with 2,705 total students enrolled. It has 56 degree programs available, and focuses on humanities over technical fields of study. The President is Dr. Evans P. Whitaker.
  2. Benedict College: with the motto "A Power for Good in Society", this college was founded in 1870. Today, it has 3,213 students enrolled and 45 degree programs available. The President is David Swinton.
  3. Cathedral Bible College: 30 degree programs are available in this college today. Established in 1975 as Tabernacle Bible Institute, it has 192 students enrolled; the President is Dr. R. Wayne Miller.
  4. Charleston Southern University: established in 1964 as Baptist College, this university is a private institution with 3,300 students enrolled. It offers 70 degree programs; a master's college with the President Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr.
  5. Claflin University: founded in 1869, this is a liberal arts college with 1,961 students enrolled and 39 degree programs available. The President of this institution is Dr. Henry N Tisdale.
  6. Clinton Junior College: founded in 1894 as the Clinton Institute, this is a historically black community college. A number of enrolled students here is 176, with 6 degree programs available. The President is Dr. Elaine Johnson Copeland.
  7. Erskine College and Seminary: founded in 1839, this Christian college offers liberal arts and theological education. 773 students are enrolled there, who have a chance to choose from 48 degree programs available. The President is Dr. David Norman.
  8. Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary: established in 1830 for educating pastors, this theological seminary offers 4 degree programs to its 139 students enrolled. The President is Wayne Powell.
  9. North Greenville University: as a liberal arts college, this institution was founded in 1891. In about 2,500 students are enrolled there today, and it provides 38 degree programs. The President is James B Epting.
  10. Presbyterian College: a private liberal arts college, founded by the Rev. William Plumer Jacobs in 1880. This is a small school with 1,360 students enrolled and 52 degree programs available. The President is Dr. Claude Lilly.
  11. Southern Wesleyan University: a private Christian college, established in 1906. The President is Dr. Todd Voss. It has 1,872 students enrolled and 65 degree programs available. This is a master's college with a low graduation rate (41%).
  12. Wofford College: founded in 1854, this private college offers 48 degree programs to its 1,568 total students enrolled. This is a liberal arts college focused on humanities, with the President Benjamin B. Dunlap.

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