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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.

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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)

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Ofori-Yeboah, Dickenson receive Life Beautiful Awards at SBU commencement

Southwest Baptist University conferred 229 undergraduate and 269 graduate degrees during two ceremonies Saturday, May 18, on the Bolivar campus. Another 115 degrees were conferred Thursday, May 16 to graduates of the SBU-Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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SBU hosts dedication ceremony for Randolph Chapel, amphitheater, garden

Southwest Baptist University hosted a dedication ceremony for the renovated Lloyd & Frances Randolph Meditation Chapel and Clement Amphitheatre & Prayer Garden on Thursday, May 9 on the Bolivar campus.

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Summer Orientation 8:00AM More info...
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Summer Orientation 8:00AM More info...
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Last day of classes - first 4 weeks 8:00AM More info...
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SBU Summer Showcase 8:00AM More info...
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Graduation Application deadline - July 10 8:00AM More info...