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 fifty-acre campus with its six major buildings occupies the lands and residence of the former Frederick A. Adden estate, given to the Southern Methodist Church in 1961 by the late Mrs. Adden for the purpose of developing the College on the site.

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 through the on-line venue. A limited number of courses are offered on-campus to supplement the on-line program and to provide courses of community interest.