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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.

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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SBU recognizes alumni with Life Service Awards during Honors Chapel

Five Southwest Baptist University alumni were honored with special awards in recognition of living lives of service at Honors Chapel on Friday, Oct. 18. The event marks the beginning of Homecoming festivities and also featured the presentation of the 2019 Homecoming court.

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SBU selects Kimbrough as theology professor

Matt Kimbrough, Ph.D., will join the faculty at Southwest Baptist University in January 2020. He will be an Assistant Professor of Theology in The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry. 

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Oct 17
Missouri Mule Speech and Debate Tournament 3:00PM More info...
Oct 18
SBU Homecoming 10:00AM More info...
Oct 19
Alumni Acting Showcase 2:00PM More info...
Oct 21
Being A Friend Panel Discussion - CLW Available! 6:30PM More info...
Oct 24
Cowtown Classic Speech Tournament 8:00AM More info...
Oct 29
Phi Eta Sigma Freshfest! Bonfire and S'mores 7:00PM More info...