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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.

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.

  • Named a 2021-2022 College of Distinction and a 2021-2022 Christian College of Distinction
  • "A" rating on general education curriculum (American Council of Trustees and Alumni) — one of just 24 institutions nationwide and the only school in Missouri to receive this rating!
  • One of America's Best Christian Colleges each year since 1997
  • One of America's 100 Best College Buys each year since 1996

SBU's Commitment to Success 

Campus Operations Update

Southwest Baptist University is planning for in-person classes for the spring 2022 semester and beyond, with extra precautions in place to create a safe and healthy environment for students and employees.

Spring 2022 PLANS

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SBU Athletics offers free girls' sports clinic Jan. 29 to celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day

To help celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), Southwest Baptist University Athletics is excited to offer free sports clinics for girls in kindergarten through eighth grade from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29 on the Bolivar campus.

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SBU confers degrees during winter commencement ceremonies

Southwest Baptist University graduated more than 200 students at two winter 2021 commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 10 in the Jane and Ken Meyer Wellness and Sports Center on the Bolivar campus.

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