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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 summer 2021 semester and beyond, with extra precautions in place to create a safe and healthy environment for students and employees.

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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 24 institutions nationwide and the only school in Missouri to receive this rating!
  • Named one of the nation's Best Private Colleges for Minimizing Student Debt (LendEDU)

SBU's Commitment to Success 

SBU to host Clark in guest artist piano recital Sept. 30

The Southwest Baptist University Division of Arts & Humanities will host guest artist Dr. Michael Clark, who will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30 in Meyer Recital Hall on the Bolivar campus.

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SBU to present alumni awards during Homecoming Honors Chapel

Homecoming festivities at Southwest Baptist University will begin with Honors Chapel at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in Pike Auditorium, when eight alumni will be recognized for living lives of service.

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