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Southwest Baptist University is a private, four-year comprehensive evangelical Christian university offering more than 80 areas of academic study.

SBU was founded in 1878 and has always been a distinctively Christian educational institution.SBU’s main campus is located on a campus of 152 acres in Bolivar, Mo., which is a town of approximately 10,300 just 25 miles north of Springfield, Mo., which is the third-largest city in the state.

SBU also offers additional campuses in Mountain View, Salem, and Springfield (primarily the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of SBU).