Christ-centered, caring
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)

SBU's Commitment to Success 

SBU Community Concert Series presents Stein in concert Feb. 18

The SBU Community Concert Series welcomes Thomas G. Stein as he presents a concert on tuba at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Meyer Recital Hall on the Bolivar campus of Southwest Baptist University.

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SBU celebrates Women in STEM

As the United Nations hosts the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb. 11, Southwest Baptist University also celebrates the women - both faculty and students - working and studying in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

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