Southwest Baptist University

country rank  1406
world rank  4650

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University Overview

Established in 1878, Southwest Baptist University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Bolivar (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Missouri. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Springfield, Salem, Mountain View. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Southwest Baptist University (SBU) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Southwest Baptist University (SBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 142 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym SBU
Founded 1878
Motto Powered by Purpose
Colours Purple and white

University Location

Address 1600 University Avenue
Bolivar (population range: 10,000-49,999)
65613-2596 Missouri
United States
T +1 (888) 526-5859
F +1 (417) 328 1808
Other locations Springfield, Salem, Mountain View

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

EduListing Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 1600 University Avenue
Bolivar 65613-2596
+1 (417) 328 1810
800 526 5859

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Southern Baptist Convention -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Southwest Baptist University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ACBSP
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education DESE
  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ACEN
  • Council of Social Work Education CSWE
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education CAPTE
  • The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology JRCERT

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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