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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 summer 2021 semester and beyond, with extra precautions in place to create a safe and healthy environment for students and employees.

Summer 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 24 institutions nationwide and the only school in Missouri to receive this rating!
  • Named one of the nation's Best Private Colleges for Minimizing Student Debt (LendEDU)

SBU's Commitment to Success 

OTC, SBU sign articulation agreement for A.A. in Teaching transfer opportunities

Ozarks Technical Community College and Southwest Baptist University recently signed an articulation agreement to provide OTC graduates who earn an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree a smooth transition into SBU's bachelor of science in elementary education program.

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'Handshake' provides SBU students, alumni job-search option

Southwest Baptist University's Career Services has made another tool available for students - and alumni - who are in search of a job or internship.

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