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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 CIS announces senior projects for 2018-2019

Southwest Baptist University's Department of Computer and Information Sciences has selected 23 seniors - the largest class in the department's history - to work on six projects sponsored by several leading companies and organizations, including the U.S. Federal Reserve banking system. 

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Area high school bands take home trophies from Homecoming parade

The Southwest Baptist University department of music hosted a band competition as part of the annual Homecoming parade on Sept. 29, 2018, through downtown Bolivar and the SBU campus.

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Oct 16
Phi Eta Sigma Coffee Talk - Dr. Coyle Neal 7:00PM More info...
Oct 17
Chapel - Todd Earl 10:00AM More info...
Oct 18
Coffee Talk 6:30PM More info...
Oct 19
Friday @ Southwest 8:00AM More info...
Oct 19
"Missouri Mule" Speech & Debate Tournament 8:00AM More info...
Oct 19
Maintaining Healthy Relationships - CLW Opportunity 10:00AM More info...