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Founded in 1878, Southwest Baptist University equips students academically, spiritually and socially for a lifetime of servant leadership.

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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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Statement from Mark Rains, Chair, on behalf of the SBU Board of Trustees

Mark Rains, chairman of the SBU Board of Trustees, issued a statement on behalf of the Board.

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24 nursing students to begin classes on SBU's Bolivar campus Jan. 23

After a successful site visit from the Missouri State Board of Nursing on Tuesday, Jan. 8, the State Board granted initial approval for Southwest Baptist University to begin a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program on the Bolivar campus.

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Jan 23
Spring Classes begin 8:00AM More info...
Jan 23
Chapel - Zack & Nate 10:00AM More info...
Jan 25
"Gorlok Gala" Speech and Debate Tournament 8:00AM More info...
Jan 26
Scholars Day 8:00AM More info...
Jan 28
Chapel - Dr. Todd Scacewater 10:00AM More info...
Jan 30
Chapel - Andrew Nemr 10:00AM More info...