Monday, August 6, 2012

SBU Named One of America’s 100 Best College Buys

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 /

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for the 16th consecutive year by the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. Over 1,400 colleges and universities nationwide were considered for these honors.

The award is given on the basis of documented evidence of affordability and the SAT/ACT scores and grade point average of incoming freshmen. SBU scored well-above the national average.

SBU also has been recognized as one of America’s Best Christian Colleges® for the 15th consecutive year and has been named among institutions with America’s Best College Scholarships® for the past six years.


Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. At SBU, the faculty and staff create a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. For more information, visit

SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications is available to news media 24 hours a day at (417) 399-7918.