MidAmerica Nazarene University
MidAmerica Nazarene University

A Decision That Makes Dollars and Sense.

MONEY Magazine's Best Colleges of 2015 | Most Affordable Private CollegesThe numbers speak for themselves. Over the past four decades, an employee with a bachelor’s degree has earned nearly 56% more than someone with just a high school diploma. What does that mean for the future? Over the course of a lifetime, someone with a bachelor’s degree will earn more than $1 million more than a high school graduate.

Being a student at MNU means you’ll encounter more than just academic growth and career preparation. We see real transformation through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission.

We build irreplaceable, lifelong friendships. You can’t put a price tag on that – at least that’s what our students tell us. We witness personal growth by thinking critically about how our faith impacts personal morals and standards.

Value of an MNU Education: 56% of employees with a bachelor's degree earn more than those who hold only a high school diploma.

Real Success. Real Results.


100% of the class of 2014 pre-professional graduates are attending graduate school (programs in pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy)


88.6% of MNU’s 2015 Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates passed the NCLEX-RN® exam on the first attempt – higher than state and national averages.


96% of students agree/strongly agree that MNU’s business programs prepared them with the knowledge and skills to enter a career in business and/or pursue graduate school of professional certification.


100% of students who completed the education program passed the Praxis™ PLT state licensure exam in 2014.

Real Stories of Alumni Success

Corey Young ('14), an MNU sports management graduate

Corey Young, NFL Play 60 Youth Guide

“There is no promise. Just prayer, hard work and dedication that keeps me going. It takes bravery to chase a dream.“ And MNU is where it all started.
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  Lenzie (’16) and McKenzie (’16) Vulgamore, nursing graduates

Lenzie & McKenzie Vulgamore, Registered Nurses

When the Vulgamore twins began MNU’s nursing program, they were excited for the opportunity to “be God’s hands and feet,” as Lenzie puts it.
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School Level Success

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Get hands-on experience in our high-tech chemistry and biology labs starting your freshman year. Music major? Our music computer lab also boasts a separate music editing suite.

School of Business

Each of our undergraduate business programs is accredited by the Association for Business Schools and Programs. Our Epsilon Theta Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society also recently earned a Star Chapter Award – one of only 18 chapters to do so nationwide.

School of Education

Student teach in the Kansas City metro area, home to some of the nation’s best public school districts and dozens of Blue Ribbon schools, or in an international setting such as Costa Rica.

School of Behavioral Sciences and Counseling

Get hands-on experience in our high-tech chemistry and biology labs starting your freshman year. Music major? Our Music Computer Lab also boasts a separate music editing suite.

School of Nursing and Health Science

Students have access to a brand new, state-of-the-art Virtual Patient Center to develop the skills you need. Our nursing graduates pursue careers as healthcare administrators, critical care and ER nurses, missionaries and community health nurses.
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Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?

"Investing in a college degree may be more important than ever before because those who fail to do so are falling further and further behind." Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2014 study