Launching SWAU Online

New Online Learning Programs and Pricing
July 19, 2020

Keene, Tex. – Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) highly values a personalized learning experience, achieved with a 12:1 student to teacher ratio in our classes. The Distance Education Office has been working on flexible options so students can take the classroom with them and complete these online programs at their own pace. As a result, the university has launched SWAU Online, which contains full online programs with competitive pricing and excellent services for anyone seeking to earn their college degree. “We recognize in today’s mobile society taking the classroom with you meets the needs of many of today’s learners,” says Vice President for Academic Administration Donna Berkner.

SWAU Online offers degrees in Business Administration, Christian Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, General Studies, History and Psychology. A brand-new Nursing RN to BS track provides nurses aspiring to expand their career the opportunity to earn their BS while working as registered nurses.

Recognizing that students who pursue an online degree seek a more affordable education option, SWAU is offering a 50 percent discount off our on-campus tuition for fully online students. The RN to BS nursing program is being offered at $7,500, one of the most affordable programs of its kind. 

Online academic support will be provided by the Write Spot for students’ writing needs, and the Center for Academic Success and Advising (CASA) will provide academic coaching and career counseling.  Online students will be able to take advantage of our worship services through social media. Spiritual guidance will be accessible through the Spiritual Life and Development Office. “Our online students will have access to many of the same spiritual benefits that our on-campus students are blessed with,” says Vice President for Spiritual Development Russ Laughlin.

President Ken Shaw shares, “SWAU Online has been in the making for almost a year and it is nice to see it being rolled out where students from around the country can now participate in our quality courses and interact with our wonderful faculty while completing the programs affordably from their own homes.” For more information about SWAU Online, visit

By Tim Kosaka, Marketing and PR Director