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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's Glasgow honored with lifetime achievement award

Southwest Baptist University's Dr. Bob Glasgow, professor of mathematics, was presented with the Leroy Sachs Award for lifetime achievement (or contribution) on Nov. 30 at the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference in Columbia.

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SBU mission teams commissioned at Dec. 5 Chapel service

Southwest Baptist University's Center for Global Connections formally commissioned 12 mission teams, as well as Intercultural Studies majors, at the semester's final Chapel service on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar campus.

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Commencement - Springfield 7:00PM More info...
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Commencement - Bolivar 7:00PM More info...
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WinterFest online courses begin 8:00AM More info...
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