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 celebrates 142nd school year at formal convocation

Three faculty members and a staff member were honored at Southwest Baptist University's annual convocation Wednesday, Aug. 21 - the opening of the 142nd session of the University.

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SBU to hold Formal Convocation on Aug. 21

Southwest Baptist University will hold its Formal Convocation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar campus.

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Chapel - Dr. Zach Manis 10:00AM More info...
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Chapel - Dr. Duke Jones 10:00AM More info...
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Chapel - Global Connections Week 10:00AM More info...
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Global Connections Week - Global Fest 6:00PM More info...
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