Christ-centered, caring
academic community

Founded in 1878, Southwest Baptist University equips students academically, spiritually and socially for a lifetime of servant leadership.

areas of academic study
annual global service projects
receive financial aid
SBU is one of America's Best Christian Colleges

Enrolling now!

We are now enrolling students for the fall 2016 semester! Here's how to join the SBU family and reserve your place in classes:

Deposit now

SBU to hold commencement ceremonies May 12 and 14

Nearly 650 students will graduate from Southwest Baptist University during three commencement ceremonies -- one held Thursday, May 12, in Springfield and two held Saturday, May 14, in Bolivar.


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.


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...
May 14
Graduating student art reception 1:00PM More info...
May 14
Graduate Degree Commencement 3:00PM More info...
Jul 4
Independence Day Holiday -no classes 12:00AM More info...