Accreditation Reaffirmation

MidAmerica Nazarene University | 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66026

MidAmerica Nazarene University, a comprehensive liberal arts university of the Church of the Nazarene, is accredited by the:

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604


Reaffirmation of Accreditation Process

Every 10 years, MNU conducts a thorough self-study and prepares a report in support of the reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This comprehensive self-study will be conducted during 2015 by campus faculty, staff and administration. Input will be sought from the Olathe community, students, alumni, faculty and other audiences.

In higher education, accreditation is recognition by a certified accrediting body that a college or university meets standards of performance and planning upon which its students and the public can rely. In the United States, regional bodies, whose members are higher education institutions, award accreditation through a peer review process. Regional accreditation assures quality by verifying that an institution (1) meets threshold standards and (2) is engaged in continuous improvement.

Third Party Comment Notice

MidAmerica Nazarene University is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The university will hold a visit March 7-8, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. MidAmerica Nazarene University has been accredited by the Commission since 1974. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university:

Public Comment on MidAmerica Nazarene University
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s website at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by February 7, 2016.


Contact MNU

Main Campus
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Phone: 913.782.3750
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Santa Fe Commons Site
13563 South Mur-len Rd.
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: 913.971.3800
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Liberty Site
105 N. Stewart Ct., Suite 210
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.407.3070
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Office Hours
Most University offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.