Northwest Nazarene University (NNU)

Founded in 1913, Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) is a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. It has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top masters-level universities in the west as well as featured in the Princeton Review's Book The Best Western Colleges.

Northwest Nazarene University has the following academic schools: School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; School of Health and Science; School of Business; School of Education, Social Work and Counseling; School of Theology and Christian Ministries. Areas of Study include Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Music, Applied Studies, Art, Art Education, Astronomy, Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biology, Broadcast Journalism, Business Administration, Cellular Biology, Ceramics, Chemistry, Cultural Studies, Education, Children's Ministry, and many more.

NNU also offers fully online programs in religion, business, education and nursing, such as the MA (Missional Leadership), MA (Christian Education), MA (Youth, Church & Culture), MED (Teaching & Learning), MED (Reading), etc.

Northwest Nazarene University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Other accreditations include: the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, the National Association of Schools of Music, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the Council on Social Work Education, and the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.


- Ranked 40th among Regional Universities (West) by US News (2011).

- Featured in the Princeton Review's Book The Best Western Colleges.

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