Affiliations and Support


Charleston Southern University is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. However, young men and women of all faiths are invited to share in our programs. The University is under the direct supervision of the Board of Trustees (elected by the South Carolina Baptist Convention), who are charged with the responsibility of operating the University within the purpose for which it has been chartered. Income for the University is derived from tuition, endowments, gifts, funds from the South Carolina Baptist Convention and friends who believe in the purposes of the institution.






  • Military Friendly
  • America’s Best College Buys
  • America's Best Christian Colleges
  • AFROTC – Best Small Detachment in the Southern Region and Best Small Detachment in the nation
  • Nursing NCLEX-RN, highest six-year pass rate of all accredited BSN        programs in South Carolina
  • First all-wireless campus in South Carolina
  • First in South Carolina to implement an emergency alert system
  • The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll



  • American Council on Education
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities
  • South Carolina Association of Colleges
  • South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
  • South Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • South Carolina College Council
  • National League for Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Council of Independent Colleges

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