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Study at Southwestern Assemblies of God University

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University, commonly referred to as SAGU, owes its existence to three separate schools - the Southwestern Bible School, the Shield of Faith Bible School, and the Southern Bible College. The Southern Bible College and the Shield of Faith Bible School merged in 1940 to form the South Central Bible Institute. This again merged with the Southwestern Bible School to create the Southwestern Bible Institute in 1941. In the late 1940s, the institute came to be known as the Southwestern Assemblies of God College. It was christened the Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 1994. The university is currently located in Waxahachie, Texas. The Southwestern Assemblies of God University provides both full-time courses as well as distance learning programs for the students. SAGU offers study through the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts &Profession
  • College of Bible of Church Ministries
  • Harrison School of Graduate Studies
The Southwestern Assemblies of God University's sports teams are members of the National Christian College Athletic Association, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Red River Athletic Association. Nicknamed the Lions, the teams participate in basketball, baseball, soccer, football, and volleyball.

Profile of Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityWaxahachie, TX is home to Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Waxahachie is a town not far from a more urbanized area. Students select the school partly because it is a Assemblies of God Church school. Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at Southwestern Assemblies of God University can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in therapy and Counselling.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 1, 834 enrolled students .

Student Life
A lot of students at Southwestern Assemblies of God University attend part-time. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Southwestern Assemblies of God University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Red River Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The purpose of Southwestern Assemblies of God University is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students spiritually, academically, professionally, and cross culturally so as to successfully fill evangelistic, missionary and church ministry roles and to provide quality educational and professional Christian service wherever needed throughout the world. "Southwestern Assemblies of God University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Religion and Philosophy158bible studies, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral Counselling, youth ministry, pastoral Counselling and ministries, missionary studies, ministry, theology and religious vocations, . . .
Liberal Arts83general studies, history, social services
Education and Teaching55elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, educational admin and supervision, education, music teaching, curriculum and instruction
Therapy and Counselling54Counselling psychology, psychology
Business and Management14business management, marketing, business, accounting
Media12communication studies, media studies
Music3voice, music, music performance
Contact: Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversitySouthwestern Assemblies of God University

1200 Sycamore

Waxahachie, TX 75165

General Phone: (888) 937-4010


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