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.

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 Athletics inducts Class of 2020 into Hall of Fame

Southwest Baptist University Athletics inducted the Class of 2020 into its Hall of Fame during ceremonies in conjunction with the men's and women's basketball doubleheader with the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Saturday, Jan. 11.

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SBU-Mountain View hosting Open House for students on Jan. 15

The Southwest Baptist University-Mountain View campus will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the Myrtle Glass Building on the Mountain View campus.

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Jan 19
Winter Welcome Week for new students 9:00AM More info...
Jan 22
Chapel - Zack and Nate 10:00AM More info...
Jan 23
Gorlok Gala Speech and Debate Tournament 1:00PM More info...
Jan 27
Chapel - Nicole Edgmond 10:00AM More info...
Jan 29
Chapel - CGC 10:00AM More info...
Feb 3
Chapel - Dr. George Ashley 10:00AM More info...