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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
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  • 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 hosts more than 500 youth at math contests

About 550 number-crunching students from Missouri and Kansas elementary and middle schools gathered at Southwest Baptist University on Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 for math contests hosted by the SBU Department of Mathematics. The 17th annual competition provided a positive educational experience and encouraged the enjoyment and study of mathematics.


SBU professor authors new book

Dr. Kelly Malone, associate professor of intercultural studies at Southwest Baptist University, has authored "City Church: Working Together to Transform Cities," a new book about the church, outreach and evangelism in cities. Published by Urban Loft Publishers, "City Church" went on sale at Amazon on Friday, Jan. 29, with a Kindle edition to follow in the near future.