Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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School Overview

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) began in 1968. The main MVNU campus is located in Mount Vernon, Ohio and is a four-year, private non-profit university. MVNU is the official university of the East Central Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarene. It is a liberal arts school that offers collegiate career preparation in select professional and pre-professional areas of undergraduate and graduate study.

Mount Vernon has over 77 on-campus undergraduate degree programs and 10 graduate. It provides online college courses to students who are interested in online learning with their 4 undergraduate and 10 master’s degree programs. Mount Vernon Nazarene University also has a dual enrollment program for high school students who want to earn college credit prior to finishing high school.

MVNU’s embodies their motto, which is “to seek to learn is to seek to serve.”

Mount Vernon Nazarene University exists to shape lives through educating the whole person and cultivating Christ-likeness for lifelong learning and service.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mission

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (740) 392-6868
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
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Address: 800 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-9500
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,205
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 63%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,310 (59% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $30,404
Out-of-state Tuition: $30,404
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $20,612

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 293
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 4
Education 145
Engineering 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 31
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12
Philosophy and Religious Studies 31
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 15
Visual and Performing Arts 14
Grand total 66210

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $30,404
Out-of-state $30,404
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,964
Out-of-state $8,964

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 372 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 372 100% $20,612
Student loan aid 271 73% $7,264

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,609 88% $18,119
Federal student loans 1,136 62% $6,687

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Mount Vernon Nazarene University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,305 514 791
Percent admitted 100% 76% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 25% 30% 21%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,205
Undergraduate enrollment 1,816
Graduate enrollment 389

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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