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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. SBU fosters an engaging education in a dynamic learning community, as evidenced by our Colleges of Distinction recognitions.

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