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  • Strohl to Speak to MBA Students

    Winfield, Kan., Sept. 20, 2016 — Dallas consultant and author Rod Strohl will be the first distinguished guest speaker of a series being organized by MBA students at Southwestern College. Strohl’s talk will be at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Mossman Hall, room 101, and the public is invited to the free presentation.

    Retired after 47 years in customer service with AT&T, Strohl will speak on the importance of relationships in today’s business world. He is currently writing a book, “Life Is All About Relationships.”

    Strohl is a graduate of Southwestern College and earned a graduate degree in human resources from Ottawa University. During his career with AT&T he held various leadership roles throughout the Midwest and the Southwest. His honors include selection to Outstanding Young Men of America and Who’s Who in the Midwest. He was inducted into Southwestern College’s Business Hall of Fame in 2006.

    Strohl is a member of the Southwestern College Board of Trustees.

    For more information, contact Debbie McAlister, MBA program director, at 620-229-6074.

    Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.  More than 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at six professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world. 

  • Southwestern College Ranked in Top 25 Kansas Colleges

    WICHITA, Kansas – Southwestern College ranks in the top 25 Kansas colleges, according to is a resource for students looking for dependable information regarding online schools around the country. Its Top Colleges tool allows prospective learners to search nearly 3,000 schools nationwide to find information on the tuition, location and military benefits offered.

    The Web site ranked more than 2,500 universities and colleges around the country, rating them on a range of factors including cost of tuition. On its list of top 50 schools Southwestern came in at number 24.

    Southwestern College offers traditional on-ground learning at its main campus in Winfield, KS. Its Professional Studies division offers six-week online classes in a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. Generous tuition discounts are available to its active military learners and their spouses.

    Southwestern College has also been named a Top School by Military Advanced Education, Best for Vets College and Military Friendly School® for 2016.

  • Southwestern College Offers Credit Transfer Options for ITT Students

    As ITT Technical Institute students all over the country are left with few places to turn to complete their degrees, Southwestern College is committing to assist them in completing their education by accepting credits into one of its certificate, undergraduate or graduate programs. Southwestern College is a non-profit, regionally accredited college offering a wide range of degree and certificate programs. The college offers a wide variety of majors online as well as on ground at its main campus in Winfield, KS.

    Online Undergraduate Degrees

    Business and Leadership


    Healthcare and Social Sciences


    Security and Safety


    Degree Programs offered at the Southwestern College Main Campus


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  • Southwestern College Named One of Country’s Top 15 Military Friendly Colleges

    Wichita, KS – Southwestern College is among the nation’s most military friendly, according to

    With a mission of featuring the best colleges for active duty military, reservists, veterans and their families, awards the distinction for academic institutions that provide specialized counseling services, financial aid and veteran-oriented career consultation. The website placed Southwestern College at number 14 on its list of best colleges for military learners.

    Southwestern College was recognized for its assistance to veterans and military service members in financing as well as adjustment to college life. Its special grant, the Alan Bradford Veteran Award, is made available to active service members or veterans who enroll at the college’s main campus in Winfield. Southwestern was also sighted for its dedicated admissions counselors who provide individual academic planning and tuition assistance focused on military learners. The college’s Professional Studies campus offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs with six-week online classes that fit the lives of military learners both in the country and overseas.

    Additionally, Southwestern College has also been named a Top School by Military Advanced Education, Best for Vets College and Military Friendly School® for 2016.

  • Southwestern College Announces Search for New Director of Nursing

    WICHITA, KS - Southwestern College Professional Studies is searching for the next Director for our online RN to BSN program. Please see for position details and application instructions.

  • Upcoming PHR®/SPHR® Certification Prep Course Set to Begin

    WICHITA, Kansas – The new Center for Corporate Learning will offer a third Professional in Human Resource (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR®) certification preparatory course in July.

    The PHR®/SPHR® preparatory course will focus on the Bodies of Knowledge, the foundation of the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI™) exam. They include business and management strategy, workforce planning and employment, human resource development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations and risk management. The preparatory course benefits small business owners, managers with HR responsibilities and those wishing to increase their HR knowledge base.

    “HRCI certification helps companies identify individuals who have expert knowledge of HR best practices as well as the strategic mindset, situational awareness and sound judgement required to adapt those best practices to their companies unique needs,” said HR Certification Institute CEO Amy Dufrane, Ed.D., SPHR, CAE.

    Taught by local, experienced HR professionals, the course will consist of eight facilitated sessions, including orientation, where human resource professionals can prepare for their PHR®/SPHR® certification exams. Classes will be held from July 30th through November 5th on Saturdays at the Southwestern College Professional Studies campus in Wichita. The cost is just $950 per person and includes printed and online materials. Those interested in registering can visit the website.

    The Center for Corporate Learning (CCL) was established to enhance business and industry partnerships. Along with the PHR®/SPHR® examination prep course, CCL offers quality customized training programs for organizations.

  • Top 5 Reasons to Earn Your CompTia Network+ Certification

    Those hiring in the information technology profession trust the CompTia name and the person who holds a CompTia Network+ certification. They consider those with the certification to passionate and knowledgeable in the field of IT. A Network + certification validates one’s knowledge of hardware and networking skills. The CompTia Network+ certification is your ticket to global recognition in IT and higher earning power. Here are some of the top reasons to earn your Network+ certification.

    Network+ is globally recognized and vendor-neutral

    CompTIA Network+ certified professionals are trained and prepared to work with an array of software, hardware and networks. And because it is recognized worldwide, you can carry your credentials to any job anywhere!

    Network+ makes you stand out in a flourishing industry

    There is an expected 12% job growth in the field of IT over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Professionals possessing their CompTIA Network+ certification are known to stand out and excel at their job. In fact, some 53% of IT and business executives agree that certified staff performs at a higher level than non-certified staff, according to the CompTia International Technology Adoption and Workforce Trends report.

    Network+ meets the highest standards

    CompTIA Network+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

    Network+ is industry supported

    Leading IT experts develop and maintain Network+ so those getting certified can be sure they are being trained at the highest level.

    Network+ increases earning potential

    Since having a Network+ certification validates one’s knowledge of hardware and networking skills, having it increases their earning potential. Global Knowledge’s IT Skills and Salary Report estimates the average salary of a Network+ certified IT professional at about $74,000.

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  • Commencement 2016 Video

    Take a look at some of our 2016 Commencement footage and hear from a few of our inspiring graduates!

  • Southwestern College’s Online Doctor of Educational Leadership Degree Ranked among Top in U.S.

    Wichita, Kansas – The Doctor of Educational Leadership degree at Southwestern College is one of the best in the country, according to Affordable Colleges Online.

    After months of collecting data from hundreds of colleges and government sources around the United States, Affordable Colleges Online found that the Doctor of Educational Leadership program at Southwestern College should have a place on its list of top online programs. Affordable Colleges Online has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score. Some of the variables measured from both for profit and non-profit institutions included online tuition rate, academic and career counseling services and job placement for graduates.

    "Our successful graduates hold positions as teachers, building and district administrators and higher ed administration,” said Dr. Cameron Carlson, Southwestern College Dean of Education. “Students receive personal instruction from highly qualified instructors who continue to practice within the PK-12 and higher education boundaries. Therefore, they leave our program knowing how to communicate across boundaries that often separate higher education and PK12 schools. Graduates from our program know how to critically analyze problems facing schools and gather support from the field to address needed changes to help more students find success.”

    The Doctor of Educational Leadership at Southwestern College prepares students to become building, district, and teacher leaders in public, independent and parochial schools, state agencies and higher education. The program includes a summer residency enabling the development of deep, meaningful relationships which are extended through online synchronous and asynchronous learning.

    In addition to the Doctor of Educational Leadership program, Southwestern College offers four online master’s degrees in education including Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education (Functional), Special Education (Adaptive) and Teaching.

  • How to Sell your Books Back Through MBSdirect Bookstore

    Wichita, Kansas – Are you interested in selling your books back to us? We’ve created a comprehensive set of instructions for you to do just that!

    Visit Your Online Bookstore at

    Click the “Sell My Books” tab and log in with your username and password. A list of your recently purchased textbooks will appear, displaying which of your books have buyback value (including those titles eligible for Guaranteed Buyback), as well as how much you can expect to earn from each. Select the titles you wish to sell and include any additional books by entering the corresponding ISBN.

    View Customer Loyalty

    If you have previously purchased your books from the Online Bookstore, those books will be listed, along with their buyback value. A Customer Loyalty Bonus on qualifying books will also be included, along with the corresponding buyback price.

    Are You A New Customer? Please Register

    If you are a new customer of MBS, you must create a username and password. To sell back your books, you must first enter each corresponding ISBN. Click “Continue” to proceed. You will be asked to create an account before continuing. When creating a new account, be sure to write down your password for future reference to take advantage of our Customer Loyalty and Guaranteed Buyback programs. Double check to make sure all the information you entered is correct.

    Confirm Mailing Address OR PayPal™ Account

    Once your buyback cart has been created, confirm your mailing address and agree to the Terms and Conditions. In addition, we can credit your PayPal account with the buyback amount. If you choose PayPal, please make sure you accurately enter the email linked to your PayPal account.

    Finalize Your Quote

    Select “Finalize My Buyback Quote” to complete your quote. A quote is not finalized until it includes a quote number and expiration date. Your finalized quote is available by clicking the button on the confirmation page.

    Print Your Quote

    Print your final quote. Please include your quote with the books you plan to sell back. It is advised to keep a copy for your records.

    Print Your Pre-Paid Shipping Label

    After you finalize your quote, we will email you a UPS pre-paid shipping label. Be sure to place this on the package you are sending to MBS for free shipping.

    Ship Items To MBS

    Be sure to secure all textbooks, course materials, and copies of your buyback quote in the package you are sending to MBS. All too often, we won’t be able to purchase textbooks back because the parcel will get damaged in transit. These types of damage can be attributed to poor packing.

    Wait for Your Money

    After your books have been processed, you will receive another email confirming their value. A check will be sent to your mailing address or we will credit your PayPal account. Please allow approximately 2 to 4 weeks for the entire process to occur.

    *Please Note:

    You will not receive payment for books that do not meet our minimum standards of quality. To view our acceptable book conditions, please visit

    Have Questions?

    Call 1.800.325.3252 or email to speak with a customer service representative.