North Greenville University was founded in 1893 as North Greenville High School, the first high school in the northern portion of Greenville County. In 1905, the school was taken over by the Southern Baptist Convention's Home Mission Board. Then in 1915 it was renamed to North Greenville Baptist Academy. In 1994 university status was granted and the name became North Greenville University, and in 2006 master’s degrees were added to the curriculum. North Greenville University’s campus is located in Tigerville, South Carolina. The school's mission is "to provide opportunities for higher education in a Christian atmosphere by preparing 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 offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees from the following colleges:
- College of Business and Sport Professions
- College of Christian Studies
- College of Communication
- College of Education
- College of Fine Arts
- College of Humanities
- College of Science and Math
North Greenville University offers online undergraduate programs in various subjects for adult learners.