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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 selected to perform at music educators conference

The Chorale of Southwest Baptist University has been selected to perform at the 81st Annual Missouri Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop/Conference on Jan. 23-26, 2019 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.

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SBU selects Eric A. Turner as 25th president

Dr. Eric. A. Turner of Pocahontas, Ark., was unanimously selected the 25th president of Southwest Baptist University on July 20 in a special meeting of the SBU Board of Trustees. He will begin his duties as president-elect Monday, Aug. 6, and assume the presidency on Sept. 1.

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Aug 16
Move-In Day / Welcome Week Begins 8:00AM More info...
Aug 19
Pizza Bash 5:00PM More info...
Aug 20
Chapel - Dr. Rob Harris and Kurt Caddy 10:00AM More info...
Aug 21
Higher Ground Auditions 5:00PM More info...
Aug 22
Chapel - Formal Convocation 10:00AM More info...
Aug 23
Movie Night 7:30PM More info...