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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 summer 2021 semester and beyond, with extra precautions in place to create a safe and healthy environment for students and employees.

Summer 2021 Plans

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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 selects Hill-Stanford as dean of Casebolt College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Holly Hill-Stanford, professor of English, is the new dean of the Geneva Casebolt College of Arts and Sciences at Southwest Baptist University.

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SBU, OTC articulation agreement focuses on business degrees

Southwest Baptist University and Ozarks Technical Community College finalized an articulation agreement on June 3 providing OTC graduates who earn an Associate of Arts in Business degree the opportunity to pursue any of SBU's business-related bachelor of science degrees.

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