North Greenville University

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School Overview

In 2017, North Greenville University (NGU) turned 125 years old. North Greenville got its start in 1892. Intended to be a high school, it was first called North Greenville Baptist Association. In 1934 it became North Greenville Baptist Academy and Junior College, in 1950 became North Greenville Junior College, in 1972 became North Greenville College, and in 2006, finally became North Greenville University or NGU.

NGU offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree-level programs to over 2,500 students each year. It is located in Tigerville, SC within the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The university strives to prepare students to become better, contributing members of society by educating the whole person through an integration of academic discipline, a Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience while offering students the best opportunities for spiritual growth, academic training, and Christian service.
- North Greenville University Mission

North Greenville University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (864) 977-7000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
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Address: 7801 N. Tigerville Road, Tigerville, SC 29688-1892
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,578
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,344 (91% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $19,750
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,750
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $15,750

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

North Greenville University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at North Greenville University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 41
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Education 872
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 21
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 441
Visual and Performing Arts 7
Grand total 43133

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at North Greenville University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $19,750
Out-of-state $19,750
Books and supplies $2,244

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $10,880
Out-of-state $10,880

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 514 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 514 99% $15,750
Student loan aid 478 92% $4,168

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,082 88% $14,218
Federal student loans 1,930 82% $4,495

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for North Greenville University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled North Greenville University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,021 1,015 1,006
Percent admitted 100% 58% 61%
Percent admitted who enrolled 25% 24% 26%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

North Greenville University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,578
Undergraduate enrollment 2,319
Graduate enrollment 259

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

North Greenville University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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