Erskine College And Seminary

Overview of Erskine College And Seminary

Students attend Erskine College and Seminary in Due West, SC, a rural area. The school is proud of its Reformed Presbyterian Church status. Erskine College and Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Erskine College and Seminary has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in nutrition and exercise therapy, science.

Erskine College and Seminary Selectivity

Erskine College and Seminary is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 463. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 608.


Erskine College and Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

There are 892 students at Erskine College and Seminary (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Erskine College and Seminary has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Erskine College and Seminary offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference, Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference, Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference. Erskine College and Seminary offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Erskine exists to prepare persons for responsible living, service, and ministry in both Church and society. As a community devoted to Christian commitment and excellence in learning, Erskine accomplishes its mission through undergraduate liberal arts and graduate theological education."

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Erskine College and Seminary
2 Washington St
Due West , SC 29639
General Phone: (864) 379-2131

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Erskine College and Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy60philosophy, religion, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling ...
Science31biology, biological and biomedical sciences, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics, physical science courses
Business and Management20business management
Liberal Arts19American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, history
Education and Teaching16special ed, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling6psychology, psychology courses
Art Studies1art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Erskine College and Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree11729
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11
Master's degree115
Doctor's degree102
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
First-professional degree281

Erskine College and Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Erskine College and Seminary had a total enrollment of 892 students (808 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 57%
Graduate 24%
First Professional 18%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 16%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 26%
22-24 7%
25-29 3%
30-34 3%
35-39 4%
40-49 10%
50-64 12%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina77%
North Carolina12%
(International Students)1%

Erskine College and Seminary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %

Erskine College and Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Erskine College and Seminary offers campus housing for 654 of its 808 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Due West, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Erskine College and Seminary Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal463600
SAT Math490608
SAT Writing470580
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT67%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT33%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Erskine College and Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,165
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,165
Room and board $ 7,961
Room charge $ 4,101
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,860
Books and supplies $ 1,250
Other expenses $ 3,050

Financial Aid:
Erskine College and Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 343200)

Erskine College and Seminary Faculty

Erskine College and Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track219
Non-tenured and not on tenure track25

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year24$67,6744$58,906
Associate professorcalendar year10$53,5493$50,138
Assistant professorcalendar year9$46,4957$44,557
Instructorcalendar year1*4$39,859
All faculty totalcalendar year44$59,61618$47,632

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Erskine College and Seminary Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Baseball Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Track Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports203959

Erskine College and Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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checked Reformed Presbyterian Church affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
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