Southwestern Adventist University

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  • Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas offers  Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Education, and Master of Business Administration degrees. Individuals interested in pre-professional fields may pursue the preliminary course of studies at the University.

    Language of Instruction: English


    Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) was founded in 1893 as Keene Industrial Academy. Junior college level work was first offered in 1916 and the name was changed to Southwestern Junior College. In anticipation of offering baccalaureate work, the name was changed to Southwestern Union College in 1963. The first bachelor level classes were offered in 1967. In 1977, the University was renamed Southwestern Adventist College, reflecting its denominational affiliation. Graduate level work was begun in 1987; nine years later the institution changed its name to Southwestern Adventist University. The University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1958; first as a Level I institution (associate degrees), then in 1970 as a Level II institution (baccalaureate degrees) and since 1989 as a Level III institution (graduate degrees).


    Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) is located in Keene, Texas, about 25 miles south of Fort Worth and 45 miles southwest of Dallas just east of Cleburne.


    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, International Assembly for Collegiate Business 133 Education, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Texas Board of Nursing, Texas Education Agency Approved by: United States Attorney General (for nonimmigrant students), United States Government (for veterans) Member of: Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Council of Independent Colleges, Hispanic Association Colleges and Universities, Independent College and Universities of Texas, Inc., National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

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