Christ-centered, caring
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.

Campus Operations Update

Southwest Baptist University is planning for in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester and beyond, with extra precautions in place to create a safe and healthy environment for students and employees.

Spring 2021 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 

New faculty join SBU for Spring 2021 semester

Southwest Baptist University is pleased to announce two new faculty members for the Spring 2021 semester. SBU's faculty is integral in the University's mission to be a Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society.

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SBU-Mountain View hosting open house for students on Jan.13

The Southwest Baptist University-Mountain View campus will be hosting an Open House from 1-6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the Myrtle Glass Building on the Mountain View campus.

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