Southern Methodist College, an institution of the Southern Methodist Church, is a private, four-year, co-educational institution lending itself to Christian living and academic pursuits.   Students from different denominations and different countries are represented in the student body.

The College is located in the historic city of Orangeburg, South Carolina, forty miles southeast of Columbia and eighty miles northwest of Charleston. The offices of the College are at 541 Brought Street in Adden Hall, which was the estate of Frederick A. Adden that was donated by his wife, Harriett Lois M Adden, to The Southern Methodist Church in 1961.   This campus is shared with The Southern Methodist Church, New City Fellowship, and RISE Ministry.

Southern Methodist College is non-accredited. The College operates under charter from the State of South Carolina and by exemption from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education in offering degrees in Biblical Studies and Religious Education. The College is a member of ACSI, the Association of Christian Schools International.

The present academic program of the College is offered primarily online. A limited number of courses are offered on-campus for local students and to provide courses of community interest.

Midland Gives



Midlands Gives Day is a one-day online fundraising event which serves the purpose of supporting nonprofits across the Midlands region through increasing awareness, donors, and dollars all within one campaign! 

Gifts of $10 or more given between 6 am and 11:59 pm on May 7th will help Southern Methodist College expand our programs locally in the Midlands by providing scholarships, and programs for the training of local church leaders, regardless of denomination! Our goal is to raise $10,000 through this year’s Midlands Gives Day campaign! 

Would you please consider giving a donation to our Midlands Gives fundraiser (or create a fundraiser page for us) so that we can train effective Christian leaders within the local church and community organizations. 

Southern Methodist College is participating in the 11th annual Midlands Gives Day on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024! 

If you are not available on May 7th, we have good news – EARLY GIVING IS NOW OPEN!

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