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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.

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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Walker, Ast named CGC Nations Award recipients

Southwest Baptist University's Center for Global Connections honored an SBU employee and an SBU alumnus with its annual Nations Award during the Global Connections Week Chapel service on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

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SBU to offer cybersecurity service Sept. 14 at Cyberhealth Day

Southwest Baptist University's student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the student chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL - the college version of Future Business Leaders of America) will offer a free cybersecurity service at its Cyberhealth Day on Sept. 14 at the Gene Taylor Free Enterprise Center on the Bolivar campus.

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Sep 23
Chapel - Operation Christmas Child 10:00AM More info...
Sep 25
Chapel - Dr. Kevin Schriver 10:00AM More info...
Sep 26
Psalm 15 Lecture (Required for All COBACS Majors) 3:30PM More info...
Sep 26
Theatre Production of Steel Magnolias 7:00PM More info...
Sep 27
Majors Forum 10:00AM More info...
Sep 30
Chapel - Jennifer Tracy 10:00AM More info...