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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
Come study, learn, live and grow at a nationally recognized university.

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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Retirement reception for SBU President Taylor is Aug. 4

Southwest Baptist University President Dr. C. Pat Taylor is retiring Aug. 31, and the public is invited to a come-and-go retirement reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in the Sells Administrative Center on the Bolivar campus.

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SBU PBL takes eight top-10 awards at nationals

Southwest Baptist University's Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) organization had six students compete at the PBL National Leadership Conference on June 23-26 in Baltimore, Md., and claimed eight top-10 finishes, as well as a national championship.

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Transfer Visit Day 9:30AM More info...
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Fall Preview Day 8:00AM More info...
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Homecoming 2018 7:00AM More info...
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Derryberry Speech and Debate Tournament 12:00PM More info...
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Friday @ Southwest 8:00AM More info...
Oct 19
"Missouri Mule" Speech & Debate Tournament 8:00AM More info...