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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)

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SBU receives findings from the Peer Assessment Committee

The Peer Assessment Committee, led by Dr. David Dockery, chancellor of Trinity International University, has completed its review of Southwest Baptist University's integration of faith, learning and doctrine.  

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SBU PBL claims 10 top-10 awards at nationals

Southwest Baptist University's Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) organization had 10 students compete at the PBL National Leadership Conference on June 24-27 in San Antonio, with seven claiming 10 top-10 finishes.

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