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Founded in 1878, Southwest Baptist University is a private Christian college with campuses in Bolivar, Springfield, Salem and Mountain View, Missouri. Our mission is to equip students academically, spiritually and socially for a lifetime of servant leadership.

Campus Operations Update

Southwest Baptist University is planning for in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester and beyond, with extra precautions in place to create a safe and healthy environment for students and employees.

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Points of Pride

Southwest Baptist University is a private Christian college recognized for its excellence in Christian higher education, scholarships and affordability, and superior curriculum.

  • One of America's Best Christian Colleges each year since 1997
  • One of America's 100 Best College Buys each year since 1996
  • "A" rating on general education curriculum (American Council of Trustees and Alumni) — one of just 24 institutions nationwide and the only school in Missouri to receive this rating!
  • Named one of the nation's Best Private Colleges for Minimizing Student Debt (LendEDU)

SBU's Commitment to Success 

SBU establishes community concert series and scholarship endowments with estate proceeds

Southwest Baptist University is establishing a concert series endowment and music scholarship endowment with the proceeds of an estate gift from the Blanche Wallen Trust. The University's Board of Trustees voted to establish the endowments during its regular meeting April 20. 

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SBU Showcase Singers present "Don't Touch That Radio Dial!!" on April 28

The Showcase Singers of Southwest Baptist University will present an online-only performance of "Don't Touch That Radio Dial!!" - a look back at the golden age of radio entertainment - at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28.

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