Earning a degree from SBU will lead to a world of opportunities you may have never imagined possible—and a future powered by purpose.
At Southwest Baptist University, your educational, social, and spiritual experiences will equip you for a lifetime of success as a servant leader—a direct reflection of our mission statement:
“Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society.”
Choose from more than 80 areas of study on our residential campus in Bolivar, Missouri. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities for personal and professional achievement with opportunities such as internships, study abroad, mission projects, group projects, and independent research.
Caring faculty will help you pursue your purpose as you make connections and forge a personalized path in your faith, learning, and life.
SBU offers you the opportunity to develop and display your talents, whether it’s as a musician, an actor, a member of the Speaking Bearcats speech and debate team, or a student-athlete on one of our 19 NCAA Division II athletic teams.
Connecting with the SBU community is an integral part of your college experience. You can connect through more than 45 student organizations, residence hall activities, intramurals, and mission projects. You can also connect with the Bolivar community through a local church or service organization.
The Bolivar area has a lot to offer, including restaurants, four area lakes, nearby bike and running trails, and five state parks. Bolivar is just 25 minutes from Springfield, Missouri, the third-largest city in the state.
Your path to a Christian liberal arts education at SBU is a valued investment in your future. The University awards $23.7 million in scholarships and grants each year, with an average financial award of more than $27,000.