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Quick Facts

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Come study, learn, live and grow at a nationally recognized university. Southwest Baptist University has been recognized for its excellence in Christian higher education, scholarships and affordability, and superior general education curriculum.

Points of Pride

Recognized as one of America's Best Christian Colleges each year since 1997

Selected as one of America's 100 Best College Buys each year since 1996

Received an "A" rating on general education curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni — one of just 24 institutions nationwide to earn this rating and the only school in Missouri! ("What Will They Learn" report by the ACTA)

Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, including recognition on the Christian Colleges of Distinction and Missouri Colleges of Distinction lists plus specialized recognition for our Business, Education and Nursing program


Southwest Baptist University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Additionally, many individual colleges, divisions and programs have further accreditations. Check out our Accreditations and Affiliations page to learn more.

SBU Accreditation Information

Key Stats

  • More than 100 areas of academic study offered
  • Average class size is 20 students; student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1
  • More than 99% of students receive financial aid at SBU
  • 17 NCAA Division II athletic teams
  • Average of 25 global service projects organized through the Center for Global Connections each year
  • More than 35 student clubs and organizations

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Visit our Facts and Information page to learn more about Southwest Baptist University, including access to valuable consumer information.

SBU Facts and Information

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