Presbyterian College was founded in 1880 by the Rev. William Plummer Jacobs. Jacobs served as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, SC and founded the Thornwell Orphanage. Presbyterian College, commonly known as PC, is a four-year, private liberal arts college located in Clinton, SC and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). PC's undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize small class sizes, a congenial atmosphere between professors and students, and a commitment to service. LEARN MORE.