#9 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, Missouri

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Student Population
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Location Bolivar, Missouri
Online sbuniv.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Southern Baptist
Southwest Baptist University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Bolivar, Missouri, Southwest Baptist University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Southern Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,090 prospective students applied, and 1,481 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 459 enrolled in the school.  2,074 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,283 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $23,600 plus fees of $978. Southwest Baptist University is ranked 658 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Southwest Baptist University is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 890/1165
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.46
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Southwest Baptist University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$978
Room and Board $7,820
Budget for Other Expenses$2,000
Total One Year Cost$35,898

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$36,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
48% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southwest Baptist University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 39%
Education 14%
Business 9%
Psychology 7%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 6%

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