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

SBU's Commitment to Success 

Ervin, Hoyt crowned Mr. and Miss Southwest

Tennessee Ervin, a finance major from Festus, and Ky'Lee Hoyt, an elementary education major from Lebanon, won the titles of Mr. and Miss Southwest at the annual pageant on Friday, March 5, at Southwest Baptist University.

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SBU chapter of Delta Mu Delta inducts 18 students

Southwest Baptist University's Zeta Kappa chapter of the Delta Mu Delta international honor society in business inducted 18 new members on Monday, Feb. 22, during a banquet ceremony at McClelland Dining Hall on the Bolivar campus.

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