Founded in 1892

Greenville University (formerly Greenville College) was founded in 1892 by the Free Methodist Church with the intent to provide a distinctive, Christ-centered university education for men and women. The university’s first president, Wilson T. Hogue, used the motto “education for character” to describe the university’s purpose. Its mission 125 years later – empowering students for lives of character and service – echoes that purpose.

STEM Programs

STEM programs are a collection of majors and emphases that lead to degrees and careers and advanced studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, & Ministry

Education to shape students into Christ-centered, Spirit-inspired pastors and laypeople who make Christ’s offer of abundant life known to the world.


Experience First

Experience First is a Greenville University initiative within the Briner School of Business that partners students with industry leaders for innovative learning opportunities.


Greenville SMART

Greenville SMART is a distinctly collaborative initiative shared between a small town and its university, with a strategy that reimagines higher education to make an impact beyond campus walls, creating a hub where all kinds of learning and career advancement can happen.


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