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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.

Highest Achievements

Take a look at some of the highest recognitions and awards for our University, faculty, students, athletics and alumni!

TOP 25

Top 25

College Consensus selected MidAmerica Nazarene University for their 2020 Top 25 Christian Colleges & Universities list.


NCLEX-RN Pass Rate

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate

MNU BSN graduates regularly exceed the National NCLEX-RN Pass Rate for first-time test takers.


Best Colleges 2021

Best Colleges 2021

U.S. News & World Report selected MidAmerica Nazarene University for their 2021 US News Best Regional University Midwest list.



Business Recognition

  • 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.

University Recognition

Bank Rate

selected MidAmerica Nazarene University for its Best Value College 2021 list.

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#1 Best Nursing Colleges in Kansas
#7 Best Colleges in Kansas

ZD Net analyzes global tech trends. They selected MNU in the top 5 online universities in Kansas for 2022.

College Consensus

recognized MNU in its Best Christian Colleges & Universities and Best Online Christian Colleges and Universities for 2020.

recognized MidAmerica Nazarene University in its 2021 Best Online Colleges in Kansas.

Athletic Recognition

The NAIA has recognized MNU Athletics as a Champions of Character® Five-Star Institution Award Winner for 2017-2018.

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.


NAIA World Series Appearances: 1 (2022)

NAIA Opening Round Champions: 1 (2022)

National Tournament Appearances: 5 (2022, 2021, 2017, 2015, 2014)

NAIA All-America: 

  • 2022: Nathan Torres (1st) – RP
  • 2021: Joshuan Sandoval (1st) – C, Daunte Freeman (2nd) – OF, Jhon Vargas (HM) – P
  • 2016: Jordan Eckley (1st) – OF, Jason Jones (HM) – 2B
  • 2015: Clayton Brandt (1st) – SS
  • 2014: Jordan Eckley (HM) – OF
  • 2012: Ben Alison (HM) – OF

NCCAA All-America: 

  • 2006: Doug Antilla
  • 1997: Jeremy Jones
  • 1997: Marc Pense (HM), Braden Randall (HM)
  • 1996: Jason Drummond (Unlimited Potential Player of the Year), Danny Sibert, Marty Atnip (HM)
  • 1995: Jason Drummond (HM)
  • 1994: Todd Garrett, Brian Weible

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