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Founded in 1878, Southwest Baptist University equips 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
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Points of Pride

Southwest Baptist University has been 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 Chorale to present Fall concert on Nov. 7

The Chorale of Southwest Baptist University will present its Fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar campus.

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SBU hosts more than 300 youth at math contests

About 350 number-crunching students from southwest Missouri elementary and middle schools gathered at Southwest Baptist University on Oct. 7 for math contests hosted by the SBU Department of Mathematics.

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Oct 24
Talk with Assaf Boker on the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict 7:00PM More info...
Oct 24
Bolivar Live on Stage: Andy Hackbarth, Guitarist 7:30PM More info...
Oct 25
Chapel: Dr. Timothy Wood 10:00AM More info...
Oct 28
Western Missouri All-Region Orchestra 12:00AM More info...
Oct 28
Western Missouri All-Region Orchestra 12:00AM More info...
Oct 28
Fall Festival 6:00-9:00 pm 6:00PM More info...