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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

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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 25 institutions nationwide
  • Named one of the nation's Best Private Colleges for Minimizing Student Debt (LendEDU)

SBU's Commitment to Success 

SBU Choral Ensembles to present outdoor concert on Nov. 3

The Southwest Baptist University Division of Arts and Humanities will present an outdoor evening of choral music at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3 on the Burnidge Memorial Forum on the Bolivar campus.

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SBU President submits resignation

Southwest Baptist University President Dr. Eric A. Turner submitted his resignation to the SBU Board of Trustees during the Board's regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20. His resignation is effective Nov. 20 at the conclusion of the fall semester's commencement ceremonies.

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