Southern Nazarene University (SNU)

6729 NW 39th Expy, Bethany, OK

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Southern Nazarene University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Bethany, Oklahoma, the school resides in a suburban setting for students to study in. The Church of the Nazarene affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. Approximately 2,100 students are enrolled yearly at SNU.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs SNU offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Family And Consumer Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions

The school has an open enrollment policy, admitting all students that meet the requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and personal statements may be required for certain programs. More information regarding admissions can be found at

Tuition is approximately $22,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may check the school's net price calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Southern Nazarene University may provide financial aid for students that are eligible by way of grants and loans.

The mascot for Southern Nazarene University is the "Crimson Storm", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Southern Nazarene University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Southern Nazarene University is around 2,300 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 13% enrolling as graduate students and 73% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $25,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $730 to $880 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$16,175
Receiving Student Loans72%$7,859

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Southern Nazarene University may offer services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Southern Nazarene University is approximately 47%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years33%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

SNU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (367)
  • Basketball (367)
  • Track and Field (367)
  • Football (367)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Southern Nazarene University for official up-to-date information.

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