Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-9500


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,245
Religious affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,116 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,276 applications and 947 students were granted admission. Mount Vernon Nazarene University is at the #72 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 87% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 10% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT920 to 1180
ACT20 to 25

Application Fee

Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Mount Vernon Nazarene University's tuition was $26,700 for all students regardless of residency (0.3% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Mount Vernon Nazarene University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 38% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,903 (which is 11.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2016-2017, was 250, which is 70% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,566 (which is 5.6% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Mount Vernon Nazarene University has enrolled a total of 2,245 students (1,965 students full-time and 280 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,245 students, 64 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 1,831 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 414 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 337 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 83%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Black/African American: 5%

Hispanic: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 58% 237
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 33 11
Philosophy And Religious Studies 4% 15 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 4% 15
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 9
Psychology 1% 6
History 1% 6
Social Sciences 1% 4
Education 1% 3 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Mount Vernon Nazarene University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Mount Vernon Nazarene University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,300. Last year, out of the total 904 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 841 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,107 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 985 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $34,300 $41,600
Employment Rate 93% 89%
Total Graduates 904 1,107

Campus Location

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