Charleston Southern is a Christian liberal arts university and is one of South Carolina's largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling 3,650 students. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the University's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's degrees and master's degrees. Learn online, in the classroom or in a blended format. Each degree program is combined with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation, which is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills. Beyond the classroom, students participate in a variety of campus activities including academic clubs, community service, intramural athletics and campus ministries. The University offers intercollegiate athletics for both men and women, competing in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Charleston Southern fields teams in basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis and volleyball, as well as a Football Championship Subdivision football team. CSU has been named a College of Distinction, America’s 100 Best College Buys, U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs, Military Friendly Schools, America’s Best Christian Colleges and VA Yellow Ribbon Program.