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academic community

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
SBU is one of America's Best Christian Colleges

Points of pride

Come study, learn, live and grow at a nationally recognized university. Southwest Baptist University has been recognized for its excellence in Christian higher education, scholarships and affordability, and superior general education curriculum.

  • Selected as one of America's Best Christian Colleges each year since 1997
  • Distinguished as one of America's 100 Best College Buys each year since 1996
  • Received an "A" rating on its general education curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni - one of just 22 institutions nationwide to earn this rating
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SBU student Tarah Goodknight earns prestigious scholarship

Tarah Goodknight, a Southwest Baptist University student in SBU's Gordon and Judy Dutile Honors Society, has been awarded the Distinguished Member Scholarship from the National Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Goodknight, a biology major from Princeton, Mo., currently serves as co-vice president of the SBU chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.

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SBU'S Dr. Becky Schoeneberg earns national award

Dr. Becky Schoeneberg, assistant professor of physical therapy at Southwest Baptist University, was recognized with the Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She will receive the award at the APTA's annual conference in June.

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May 2
Chapel: Honor’s Chapel and Student Council turnover 10:00AM More info...
May 4
Equip chapel: Center for Global Connections commissioning service 10:00AM More info...
May 6
SBU Mountain View campus 30th anniversary community celebration 3:00PM More info...
May 7
PKD Banquet 6:00PM More info...
May 12
Springfield Commencement for Undgraduate Degrees 7:00PM More info...
May 14
Bolivar Undergraduate Commencement 10:00AM More info...