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
Address:800 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-9500
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,245
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,908 (85% 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:$26,950
Out-of-state Tuition:$26,950
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$17,976

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2103
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services5
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs31
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies13
Philosophy and Religious Studies31
Physical Sciences1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences2
Theology and Religious Vocations5
Visual and Performing Arts14
Grand total96810

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services123
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Grand total1310

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid356100%
Grant or scholarship aid356100%$17,976
Student loan aid25271%$6,915

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,46382%$15,040
Federal student loans1,02057%$7,387

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 2017

Number of applicants1,276487789
Percent admitted100%75%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%32%37%

Admissions Considerations

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 2017

Total Enrollment2,245
Undergraduate enrollment1,831
Graduate enrollment414

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 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The 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

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