Christ-Centered, Caring
Academic Community

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.

Come study, learn, live and grow at a nationally recognized university.

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.

  • Named a 2021-2022 College of Distinction and a 2021-2022 Christian College of Distinction
  • "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!
  • One of America's Best Christian Colleges each year since 1997
  • One of America's 100 Best College Buys each year since 1996

SBU's Commitment to Success 

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.

Fall 2021 PLANS

COVID-19 Dashboard

SBU mission teams commissioned at Dec. 1 Chapel service

Southwest Baptist University's Center for Global Connections formally commissioned 11 mission teams during Chapel service on Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar campus.

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SBU honors Woods, DuVall with Life Beautiful Awards; celebrates employees for service

Carol Woods, administrative assistant in the Clark University Success Center, and Dr. Bill DuVall, assistant professor of psychology, received the Staff and Faculty Life Beautiful Awards during the annual employee Christmas banquet Nov. 30 at Southwest Baptist University.

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