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Founded in 1878, Southwest Baptist University equips 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
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Points of Pride

Southwest Baptist University has been 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 Masterworks concert to be held May 3

The Department of Music of Southwest Baptist University will present its annual Masterworks Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar campus.

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Brown Guest Artist Series present Duo MemDi in concert April 26 at SBU

The William and Kathy Brown Guest Artist Series will present Duo MemDi in concert at 7:30 p.m., April 26, in the Meyer Recital Hall on Southwest Baptist University's Bolivar campus.

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Apr 23
Inaugural Mural ribbon-community ceremony 3:00PM More info...
Apr 23
Nathan Murfin Sr. Voice Recital 7:00PM More info...
Apr 23
Ilene Adair Sr. Voice Recital 7:30PM More info...
Apr 23
Pre-Mozarkian Movie Night 8:00PM More info...
Apr 24
Chapel - Dr. John Avant 10:00AM More info...
Apr 25
For Such a Time as This 7:00PM More info...