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About Erskine

Erskine College is a four-year Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church. Since our founding in 1839, generations of students have found a second home here at Erskine. This is more than just a college—it’s a community where students grow in knowledge, faith, and maturity.  

Our students get a high-quality education from a biblical worldview. With just over 850 students enrolled in undergraduate studies, Erskine follows a personalized approach to academics and extracurricular activities. We don’t believe in settling for a one-size-fits-all college experience. We equip our students to Rise Above the Ordinary.  

Student takes notes in a lab


For generations, Erskine social life has centered around nurturing strong lifelong friendships. Our small student population and rural setting encourage close community, creativity, leadership, and a sense of belonging.


Where are we?

Erskine College is located in Due West, a town of 1,200 residents located in Abbeville County, South Carolina. The town and the college, with a number of antebellum buildings, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  

Due West is located near lakes and recreational areas with easy access to the cities of Greenville, Anderson, Greenwood, and Abbeville. 

Map of South Carolina: Erskine is located in the north-west part of the state, south of Greenville, SC


The mission of Erskine College is to glorify God as a Christian academic community where students integrate knowledge and faith, equipped to flourish as whole persons prepared for lives of service, leadership, and influence through the pursuit of undergraduate liberal arts, graduate, and seminary education.

Map of the Erskine Campus

Our Campus

Erskine’s spacious 90-acre campus provides both classic and modern facilities. The signature towers of the Erskine Building are complemented by a state-of-the-art science facility and a music and math education complex. Centrally located on campus is the Bowie Arts Center, a modern gallery and event space. The Galloway Activities Center contains two gyms, an aerobics area, a weight room, and an athletic training facility. The Literary Societies, as old as the college, are located on campus. Students eat in Moffatt Dining Hall, which was renovated in 2019, and in campus cafes.


Erskine College exists to equip students for lives of service and leadership, building Christ’s Church and influencing society for God’s glory.

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We are the Erskine Flying Fleet, a name adopted in 1929 when sportswriter Carter “Scoop” Latimer commented on our football team’s impressive use of a wide-open passing attack. Today, Erskine competes on the intercollegiate level in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II as a member of Conference Carolinas.

Fleet Football team


Erskine and Due West Skyline

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Erskine College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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