Southwest Baptist University's campus in Salem, Mo., provides quality higher education close to home for residents of Dent County and surrounding areas. Classes are taught in the afternoon and evening, making a degree at SBU-Salem attainable for people who are in the workforce but pursuing higher education to open new employment opportunities.
- Criminal Justice
- Elementary Education
- Emergency Medical Technology–Basic & Paramedic
- General Studies
- Health Sciences
- Nursing (ASN Bridge-RN only)
- Criminal Justice
- Social Welfare
Other Degree Course Work
- Pre-Nursing (Pre-requisite courses)
Master of Science
- Educational Administration
Complete the online application.
Additional information that must be submitted for admission includes:
- Official high school or home school transcript/copy of GED
- Official academic transcripts from all previously attended colleges
- ACT/SAT scores
- Admission fee of $30
Applicants considered for conditional admittance will be required to furnish additional documentation. Please see advisor for details.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and lab fees are due BEFORE the first day of the semester unless other financial arrangements have been made in advance.
- Tuition (per credit hour) $180
- Admission Fee for first-time students $30
- Technical Fee per semester
- 12 or more credit hours $143
- 6-11 credit hours $125
- 1-5 credit hours $115
- Assessment Fee (full time) $25
- Assessment Fee (part time) $20
- Late Enrollment Fee $25
- Drop a Class Fee $50
Other Fees may apply to specific courses (such as Science Lab, Computer Lab, etc.)
Finance Charge 9% per year on all balances due past 30 days
Textbooks will be available for purchase two weeks before start of session on the SBU Bookstore website www.sbubookstore.com. Textbooks must be paid for when placing order!
Financial Aid: Scholarships
SBU offers a number of private scholarships, including:
- Dobbs Family Scholarships
- Everett and Olive Land Memorial Scholarships
- Jim and Duetta Edwards Scholarships
- Salem First Baptist Church Scholarship
- Richard Wilber Scholarships
Deadline for application of scholarships is March 31 of each year for the following academic school year. A 2.0 (or above) GPA is required. Scholarship recipients will be determined by the SBU-Salem Campus Scholarship Committee. SBU also encourages applying for outside scholarships to enhance your financial aid package. These funds are awarded directly to the student from sources outside of SBU (community, company, private agencies, etc.).
Financial Aid: Federal and state aid
To receive any federal and state grants or loans for which you may qualify, including PELL Grants and Missouri Access Grants, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. SBU's recommended deadline for completing the FAFSA is March 15 for the following academic year. Be sure to include the SBU school code (002502) to have your FAFSA sent to SBU.
Financial Aid: Third-Party Government Programs
- Vocational Rehab
- Veterans' Benefits
- Work Connections
All students must meet with an advisor prior to enrolling. Call (573) 729-7071 to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.
Enrollment continues through the first day of the semester, and students may enroll the first week of class for an additional $25 late fee. For assistance with course selection, call the office at (573) 729-7071 for assistance.
Students are enrolled in class at the time of registration. Students will be notified if there is a course cancellation fee. The University reserves the right to cancel any course if enrollment is insufficient. All tuition/fees will be refunded if the class is canceled.
Sign up for SBU Alert for weather related / campus announcements for important school notices, including weather-related closings. (Be sure to look under the Salem column.) Once you have signed up to receive these text messages on your cell phone, your account will be active for two years. After two years, you will need to sign up again creating a new account.
SBU Salem Campus
501 S. Grand
Salem, MO 65560