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.

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

  • 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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Rains part of SBU Athletics Hall of Fame 2020 class

As a tennis player at Southwest Baptist College, Mark Rains '70 was key to leading the Bearcats to a great deal of success, especially his last two seasons.

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SBU family remembers alumnus Stephen Carr

Southwest Baptist University mourns the passing of Stephen Carr '15, who died Saturday, Dec. 7, in the line of duty as a police officer in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Dec 13
Winter Commencement-Bachelor's 7:00PM More info...
Dec 14
Winter Commencement-Associate's 10:00AM More info...
Jan 19
Winter Welcome Week for new students 9:00AM More info...
Jan 23
Gorlok Gala Speech and Debate Tournament 1:00PM More info...
Feb 13
MAFA State Speech and Debate Tournament 3:00PM More info...
Mar 2
Founders' Day 10:00AM More info...