Mount Vernon Nazarene University provides a variety of program options for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Mount Vernon, Ohio and operated as a private institution. The school's Church of the Nazarene affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. MVNU has an annual student enrollment of about 2,600.
Students can pick from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Public Administration And Social Services
- Health And Clinical Professions
To be considered for admissions, students may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. The most common test scores among applicants accepted to MVNU are between 20 - 26 for the ACT exam, or 930 - 1210 for the SAT exam. An estimated 70 percent of all students that applied were accepted at MVNU, with 47 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at admissions.mvnu.edu.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $24,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. The price of on-campus housing is estimated to be $3,900 for the year. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who qualify as grants and loans.
The Mount Vernon Nazarene University "Cougars" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs offered include:
- Baseball (NAIA Division II)
- Basketball (NAIA Division II)
- Golf (NAIA Division II)
Students may visit the MVNU website to see a complete list of academic programs offered, admissions information, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates MVNU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Mount Vernon Nazarene University is around 2,100 students. The student body is made up of 84% undergraduate students and 17% graduate 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
- The estimated tuition range is around $18,000-$21,000 per year
- Per unit charges are around $610 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$16,601|
|Receiving Student Loans||78%||$7,305|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Mount Vernon Nazarene University may offer student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
The overall graduation rate of MVNU is close to 61%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||49%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||10%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.9%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Mid-Central College Conference)
- Basketball (Mid-Central College Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mount Vernon Nazarene University by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
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
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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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 Mount Vernon Nazarene University for official up-to-date information.