Points of Pride
Student success, transformational learning and academic excellence is what we strive for at MidAmerica Nazarene University. We're not normally ones to toot our own horn, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy the accolades that come our way. Allow us to boast for just a moment.
Take a look at some of the highest recognitions and awards for our University, faculty, students, athletics and alumni:
College Consensus selected MidAmerica Nazarene University for their 2020 Top 25 Christian Colleges & Universities list.
U.S. News & World Report selected MidAmerica Nazarene University for their 2021 US News Best Regional University Midwest list.
- Money Magazine selected MidAmerica Nazarene University for their 2018-19 Best Colleges list.
- U.S. News & World Report selected MidAmerica Nazarene University for their 2020 US News Best Regional University Midwest list.
- BestColleges.com has recognized MidAmerica Nazarene University in their 2018 Best Online Colleges in Kansas.
- College Consensus has recognized MidAmerica Nazarene University in their Best Christian Colleges & Universities as well as their Best Online Christian Colleges and Universities for 2020.
- 96% of students agree or 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 or professional certification.
- Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society in business, has award MNU’s Epsilon Theta Chapter, its STAR award for exceeding the standards the Society has for managing the chapter and its activities in 2017.
- 2017-2018 MBA students' results on the Peregrine Academic Services Major Field Test for the MBA program, exceeded other local, regional and national ACBSP programs.
- Ranked a Best Value: Most Affordable Accredited Master’s in Counseling Programs by State for the state of Kansas by Human Services Edu.
- 100% of MNU education majors who completed the program passed their Praxis® content exams in 2017-2018.
- 96% of MNU's 2018 Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates passed the NCLEX-RN® exam on the first attempt—higher than state and national averages. For the last 9 years, our nursing graduates have exceeded the national pass rate; and, for the last 11 years, they have exceeded the Kansas average pass rate.
- ABSN program ranked #1 Ranked Paramedic to RN Program 2019 by RegisteredNursing .org
- Nursing programs ranked a Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans 2019 by CollegeFactual.com
- Nursing programs ranked a Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 2019 by CollegeFactual.com
- Nursing programs ranked #1 School in Kansas for Non-Traditional Nursing Students 2019 by CollegeFactual.com
- Masters in Nursing Healthcare Management program ranked Top 15 Online Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Master’s Programs 2019 by Healthcare-Management-Degree.net
- Masters in Nursing program ranked 25 Best Affordable Master’s of Nursing Online Degrees 2019 by AffordableSchools.net
- Ranked #5 Nursing Program in Kansas by RegisteredNursing.org.
- Ranked in the Top 5 Nursing Programs in Kansas for both our traditional BSN and our RN-BSN programs by RegisteredNursing.org.
- Heritage Choir was selected as a 2018 Kansas Music Educators’ Association In-Service Workshop performer.
- MNU Band was selected as a 2019 Kansas Music Educators' Association In-Service Workshop performer.
- 100% of the class of 2016 pre-professional graduates are attending a graduate school in programs like pharmacy, dentistry and physical therapy.
- The NAIA has recognized MNU Athletics as a Champions of Character® Five-Star Institution Award Winner for 2017-2018.
- NAIA National Champions in Basketball (M), 2007; Basketball (W), 2016.
Accolades listed below are for the last 5 years. MNU Sports compiles a complete list of athletic accolades on their site if you are interesting in learning more.
- 2016: Jordan Eckley (1st), Jason Jones (HM)
- 2015: Clayton Brandt (1st)
- 2014: Jordan Eckley (HM)
NAIA National Championship: 1 (2007)
NAIA National Runner-Up: 1 (2002)
NAIA Fab 4: 7 (2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2016)
NAIA Elite 8: 12 (1992, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016)
NAIA Sweet 16: 15 (1992, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016)
- 2016-17: Justin Randall (3rd) - F
- 2015-16: Nick Syrie (3rd) - G | Justin Randall (HM) - F
- 2014-15: Nate Launius (HM) - F
NAIA National Championship: 1 (2016)
NAIA Fab 4: 2 (2007, 2016)
NAIA Elite 8: 3 (2007, 2016, 2018)
NAIA Sweet 16: 6 (2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
2016 NAIA D1 National Championship
Jon Lewis: National Coach of the Year
Kyleesha Weston: Championship Most Outstanding Player
Megan Balcom: All-Championship 1st Team
Jasmine Webb: Championship Hustle Award
- 2017-18: Tristin Wicks (3rd) - C | Alisha Washington (HM) - F
- 2015-16: Megan Balcom (1st) - G | Jasmine Webb (HM) - F
- 2014-15: Daria Sprew (2nd) - F | Megan Balcom (HM) - G
- 2014: Cristian Casillas (1st) - K
NAIA National Runner-Up: 1 (2015)
NAIA Fab 4: 2 (2012, 2015)
NAIA Elite 8: 2 (2012, 2015)
NAIA Sweet 16: 6 (2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- 2016: Eduardo Heringer (1st) | Dominic Harrington (2nd) | Frantzly Zephirin (2nd)
- 2015: Eduardo Heringer (HM) | Lucas Machado (HM) | Alvaro Beltran (HM)
- 2014: Aurelien Norest (1st)
- 2017: Steffi Krohn (HM)
- 2016: Taryn McClendon (HM) | Sarah Schmidt (HM)
- 2015: Taryn McClendon (HM) | Sarah Schmidt (HM)
Track & Field (starting in 2015)
- Men | 2016-17: Michael Lewis | Isaac Zitterkopf
- Women | 2016-17: Raiven Ellis | Dacia Harris
- 2017: Hannah Bettge (HM) - S | Taylor Cowan (HM) - MB
- 2016: Rachel Kater (1st) - S | Gisele Silva (1st) - OH | Taylor Cowan (HM) - MB
- 2015: Rachel Kater (2nd) - S
- 2014: Zoraida Heredia (2nd) - OH | Sofija Berezovska (HM) - OH