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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.

Campus Operations Update

Southwest Baptist University is planning for in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester and beyond, with extra precautions in place to create a safe and healthy environment for students and employees.

Fall 2020 Plans

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 Trustees affirm relationship with MBC

Southwest Baptist University's Board of Trustees approved a resolution affirming and acknowledging SBU's relationship and common goals with the Missouri Baptist Convention during its July 29 board meeting.

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COVID-19 puts CGC projects on hold

As the world began to shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SBU's Center for Global Connections had to keep its mission project teams home as the campus transitioned to remote learning for the remainder of the semester.

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