Southwest Baptist University

country rank  1363
world rank  3920

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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 large town of Bolivar (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Missouri. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Springfield, Salem, Mountain View. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southwest Baptist University (SBU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US 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), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 142 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SBU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

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

University Location

Address 1600 University Avenue
Bolivar
65613-2596 Missouri
United States
Tel +1 (800) 526 5859
Fax +1 (417) 328 1808
Other locations Springfield, Salem, Mountain View

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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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
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 1600 University Avenue
Bolivar 65613-2596
(417) 328 1810
800 526 5859

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Southern Baptist Convention - www.sbc.net

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities II
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Southwest Baptist University's Library
Southwest Baptist University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 109,908 physical volumes, 8,818 physical media, 27,637 digital/electronic medium and 146 licensed digital/electronic databases. Southwest Baptist University's library has 3 branches.
Housing Yes
Southwest Baptist University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,019 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1957


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of 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)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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