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MidAmerica Nazarene University Overview

MidAmerica Nazarene University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Olathe, Kansas. Olathe is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is MidAmerica Nazarene University Known For?

418 Undergraduate Awards
$35,945 Avg Cost After Aid
66% Acceptance Rate
  • MNU has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1.
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at MNU.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, MNU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,900 a year. That's about 5% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from MNU to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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MidAmerica Nazarene University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MNU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Value Instructional Media Design Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards MNU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#49 Best Health Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#53 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#104 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Business Degree Central
#155 Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates College Factual

Where Is MidAmerica Nazarene University?

Location of MidAmerica Nazarene University

Contact details for MNU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2030 E College Way, Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Phone: 913-782-3750
Website: www.mnu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MNUPioneers
Twitter: http://twitter.com/followMNU

How Do I Get Into MNU?

You can apply to MNU online at: https://apply.mnu.edu/apply/?sr=8afc0b10-e5a4-4db2-8a8f-fa4187df795e

Admission Requirements for MNU

Submission Required?
High School GPA considered but not required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MNU?

66% Acceptance Rate
46% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 66%, MNU does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 54% of accepted students are men and 46% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Average Test Scores

About 13% of students accepted to MNU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 600. Math scores were between 470 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for MidAmerica Nazarene University  ( 440 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for MidAmerica Nazarene University  ( 470 to 600 )
200
800
MNU received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for MidAmerica Nazarene University  ( 17 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for MidAmerica Nazarene University  ( 17 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for MidAmerica Nazarene University  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford MidAmerica Nazarene University?

$35,945 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
7.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MNU is $35,945. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MNU, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $5,949 a year. That adds up to $23,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MNU is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

MidAmerica Nazarene University Undergraduate Student Diversity

938 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,252 undergraduate students at MNU, with 938 being full-time and 314 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MNU

There are also 657 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 938 full-time undergraduates at MNU, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MNU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of MidAmerica Nazarene University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MNU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 117
Hispanic or Latino 35
White 586
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 147

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at MidAmerica Nazarene University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 27 countries are represented at MNU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kenya, Brazil, and Chile.

Online Learning at MidAmerica Nazarene University

350 Took All Classes Online
608 Took At Least One Class Online
5.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at MNU. In 2017-2018, 608 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MNU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MNU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at MidAmerica Nazarene University was 5.2%. This is the #1,657 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MNU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MNU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 29%
Educational Administration 22%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 42%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MNU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MNU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health & Medical Administrative Services #244
Nursing #359
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #371
Liberal Arts General Studies #371

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

MidAmerica Nazarene University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 189 0 34 223
Business Administration & Management 0 2 79 0 48 129
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 27 56 83
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 36 36
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 25 1 0 26
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 16 0 0 0 16
Health & Physical Education 0 0 16 0 0 16
Human Resource Management 0 0 11 0 0 11
General Psychology 0 0 11 0 0 11
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 9 0 0 9
Religious Studies 0 0 8 0 0 8
Accounting 0 0 7 0 0 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 7 0 0 7
General Biology 0 0 6 0 0 6
General Education 4 0 1 0 0 5
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 5 0 0 5
Allied Health Professions 0 0 4 0 0 4
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 3 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 2 0 2
Physics 0 0 2 0 0 2
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 2 0 0 2
Sociology 0 0 2 0 0 2
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 2 0 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 2 0 0 2
Business/Corporate Communications 0 0 1 0 0 1
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 1 0 1
General English Literature 0 0 1 0 0 1
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 0 1 0 0 1
Biblical Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
Missionary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sacred Music 0 0 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 18 396 31 174 623

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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