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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 04/23/2014

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.


Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Southwest Baptist University


1600 University Ave.
Bolivar, MO 65613-2597
(417) 328-1500 (Main Phone)

http://www.sbuniv.edu

Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...


Chief Executive Officer: Dr. C. Pat Taylor, President
Name change notes: Southwest Baptist College to Southwest Baptist University (1983)
HLC Institution ID: 1465
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 01/01/1957


Summary of Commission Review


Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2005 - 2006

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2015 - 2016

Last Date of Information Change: 09/24/2013

Control: Private NFP
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Specialist, Doctors


Stipulations on Affiliation Status:

Accreditation at the Bolivar campus at the Doctor’s level is limited to the entry-level and post-professional level Doctor of Physical Therapy program and to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership program; at the Specialist level is limited to the Specialist in Education; at the Master's level is limited to the Master of Science in Education, in Educational Administration, the Master of Physical Therapy, the Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Nursing. Programs in Springfield, Mountain View and Salem are limited to major programs offered at the main (Bolivar) campus. Out-of-state offerings are limited to courses in the U.S. in response to the needs of constituents.
Approval of New Degree Locations:
Prior Commission approval required.
Approval of Distance and Correspondence Courses and Programs:
The institution has been approved under Commission policy to offer up to 5% of its total degree programs through distance education. The processes for expanding distance education are defined in other Commission documents.


Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 2,065   944
Graduate: 280   575
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   381  



Degree Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 8   169
Bachelors Degrees 71   403
Masters Degrees 4   183
Specialist Degrees 1   16
Doctoral Degrees 2   39
 
Certificate Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 0   0


Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 08/17/2013)

In-State:   Campuses:   SBU Mountain View Center - Mountain View, MO; SBU Salem Center - Salem, MO; SBU Springfield Center - Springfield, MO;
         
    Additional Locations:   None.
         
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
         
    Additional Locations:   None.
         
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
         
    Additional Locations:   None.