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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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Delmont earns CNE credential

Southwest Baptist University's Nancy Delmont recently passed the National League for Nursing's certification exam to earn the credential of a Certified Nurse Educator.

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Woods Supermarket establishes internship program for SBU students

Woods Supermarket, headquartered in Bolivar, Mo., is partnering with Southwest Baptist University to launch a training and internship program that gives SBU students an opportunity to receive career training with pay as they work with professionals in the grocery industry.

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