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Southwest Baptist University announces SBU Worldwide

Southwest Baptist University is proud to announce the launch of its fully accredited online campus, SBU Worldwide, beginning with the Fall 2023 semester. SBU Worldwide will offer 100% online degree and certificate programs to students around the globe. 

SBU Worldwide will initially launch associate, associate of applied sciences, and bachelor's degree programs in business administration and health sciences, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and an MBA in Health Administration. In addition, SBU Worldwide is partnering with higher education technology provider Campus, Inc. to offer certificates in offensive and defensive cybersecurity. The Worldwide Campus will use state-of-the-art information and communication technology to bring SBU’s legacy of academic excellence into the homes of students around the world.  

“Access to quality higher education, regardless of one’s circumstances, is a core differentiator here at SBU and a primary objective for the Worldwide Campus,” said President Rick Melson. “U.S. News and World Report ranks SBU among the nation’s “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” demonstrating our commitment to removing financial barriers for anyone who seeks a high-quality, Christ-centered college education. In the spirit of bringing down walls and providing access to opportunity, the SBU Worldwide Campus will ensure every student has all required course materials on the first day of classes for a single discounted rate. The Equitable Access service from Slingshot, another of our education partners, includes digital and non-digital course materials and covers every course, regardless of level.” 

In addition, tuition and fees for SBU Worldwide compare favorably to other major online programs. Generous tuition discounts are available to active-duty military service members, military veterans, and their spouses. 

“SBU strives to reach as many people as possible who want to study the arts, sciences, and humanities with Jesus Christ, the ultimate source of all knowledge and truth, as their guiding light,” said Ron Miller, SBU’s Vice President for Online Learning. “Whether work, family, or military obligations prevent you from relocating or you simply prefer the access and flexibility of the online learning environment, SBU aims to reach you wherever you are. SBU Worldwide offers a virtual college experience derived from a century-plus legacy of Christian higher education in America’s heartland.” 

For those looking for a quality online education grounded in a Christ-centered worldview, the convenience of learning from anywhere in the world, and the support of a passionate community, look no further than SBU Worldwide. For more information, visit

*Published: 2-24-2023