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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.

Spring 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 mission teams commissioned at May 5 Chapel service

Southwest Baptist University's Center for Global Connections formally commissioned five mission teams, as well as seven Intercultural Studies majors, during Chapel service on Wednesday, May 5, in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar campus.

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SBU provides a new career resource for students

Southwest Baptist University students in need of professional wear as they prepare for their careers or internships can now "shop" at SBU's Career Closet.

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