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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's Wind Symphony, University Band in concert Nov. 21

The Southwest Baptist University Department of Music will present the Wind Symphony and University Band in concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar campus.

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Speaking Bearcats victorious in October tournaments

The Southwest Baptist University Speaking Bearcats opened their 2019-2020 traveling season with a pair of overall sweepstakes victories in the Missouri Mule/Dale Carnegie swing tournament on Oct. 18 and 20, and the Cowtown Classic on Oct. 25-26.

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Nov 14
Theatre Production of Tartuffe 7:00PM More info...
Nov 18
Chapel - Dr. Bill DuVall 10:00AM More info...
Nov 20
Chapel - Dr. Jodi Meadows 10:00AM More info...
Nov 25
Campus Closed - Thanksgiving Break 8:00AM More info...
Nov 26
Campus Closed - Thanksgiving Break 8:00AM More info...
Nov 27
Campus Closed - Thanksgiving Break 8:00AM More info...