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Founded in 1878, Southwest Baptist University equips students academically, spiritually and socially for a lifetime of servant leadership.

80+
areas of academic study
30
annual global service projects
98%
receive financial aid
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Points of Pride

Southwest Baptist University has been 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 25 institutions nationwide
  • Named one of the nation's Best Private Colleges for Minimizing Student Debt (LendEDU)

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Dedication for naming of SBU-Bolivar nursing program to be April 4

Southwest Baptist University's Bolivar campus will host a reception on Thursday, April 4 for the naming of the Don and Carrie Babb Department of Nursing and dedication of the training facility in the Jester Learning and Performance Center.

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SBU student a finalist for Japanese Language Speech Contest

Southwest Baptist University student Victoria Black has been selected as a finalist for the Midwest region to compete in the 33rd Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest on Saturday, March 23 in Chicago.

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Mar 18
Spring Vacation 8:00AM More info...
Mar 20
"PKD National" Speech & Debate Tournament 8:00AM More info...
Mar 25
Spring Classes resume 8:00AM More info...
Mar 25
Chapel - Everett Hornbostel 10:00AM More info...
Mar 26
Chorale Concert 7:30PM More info...
Mar 27
Chapel - Adam Cochran 10:00AM More info...