A life of direction starts at Southwest
Since 1878, SBU has been a Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society.
SBU faculty brings learning and faith together to give students a liberal arts education that offers more than just preparation for a career. Students are given the guidance and opportunities to expand their world, grow their faith, and discover their calling. The goal is for students to begin a life of direction.
SBU has been recognized for being one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 15 years and one of America’s Best Christian Colleges® for 14 consecutive years. SBU’s financial aid program has been recognized as one of America’s Best College Scholarships® for the past four years.
The SBU Bolivar campus is home to approximately 1,600 outstanding undergraduates and 900 graduate students. Academic offerings include associate’s, bachelor’s master’s. and doctoral degrees in more than 45 academic disciplines including pre-professional programs, business, and nursing as well as liberal arts majors.