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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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SBU partners with Culver-Stockton, Truman STate for master in athletic training degree

Future Southwest Baptist University sports medicine graduates will have the opportunity to pursue a master of athletic training degree, thanks to recent partnerships developed with both Culver-Stockton College in Canton, and Truman State University in Kirksville.

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SBU Honors Program students present capstone projects

Nine students in Southwest Baptist University's Gordon & Judy Dutile Honors Program presented their Senior Honors Capstone Experience projects during an open house May 9.

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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...