Southern Nazarene University Rankings

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#4505 of 14,160In the World
#1214 of 2,624In North America
#1140 of 2,523In the United States
#14 of 31In Oklahoma
#1 of 2In Bethany

Quick Review

Religion
Church of the Nazarene
Acceptance rate
82%
Avg. cost to attend
$18,724 /y
Aid receiving
72%
Undergraduates
1,618
Graduates
621
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Southern Nazarene University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

348 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

147 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Southern Nazarene University has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1264 (58%)
Black or African American296 (14%)
Hispanic276 (13%)
Two or more races174 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown64 (3%)
Nonresident Alien46 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native36 (2%)
Asian25 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$18,724/year
Average aid awarded
$18,501
Students receiving aid
72%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$17,239
$30-48K$13,601
$48-75K$16,485
$75-110K$20,338
$110K+$25,079

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$24,570$20,772
Tuition in-state$24,570$20,772
Tuition out-of-state$24,570$20,772
Fee in-district$846$2,668
Fee in-state$846$2,668
Fee out-of-state$846$2,668

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity840
Combined charge for room and board$9,968
Room charge$5,500
Meal charge$4,468

Southern Nazarene University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General12289
Organizational Behavior Studies88
Educational Leadership and Administration, General82
Health & Health Care Administration & Management41
Human Development and Family Studies, General40
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other38
General Studies233
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse34
Counseling Psychology29
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management321
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21
Computer and Information Sciences, General13
Pastoral Studies & Counseling10
Accounting10
Biochemistry9
Elementary Education and Teaching7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching6
Music Teacher Education6
Marketing & Marketing Management, General6
Biology & Biological Sciences, General5
Athletic Training & Trainer4
Music Management4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other4
Graphic Communications, General4
Social Studies Teacher Education3
Theology & Theological Studies3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications3
Music, General2
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other2
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General2
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, Other2
Finance, General2
English Language and Literature, General2
Environmental Biology2
American Government and Politics (United States2
Nursing Education2
Physics, General1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1
International Relations and Affairs1
Chemistry, General1
Mathematics, General1
Philosophy1
Education, General1
Mass Communication & Media Studies1
Sociology1
Missions & Missionary Studies and Missiology1
Nursing Administration1
Grand Total2468303
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate55%45%67%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%

Publications & Citations

Publications
161
Citations
2,115

Publication / Citation count by topic

Physics
56 / 715
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
36 / 239
Astrophysics and Astronomy
32 / 568
Psychology
20 / 240
Computer Science
15 / 237
Quantum and Particle physics
14 / 55
Medicine
13 / 220
Engineering
13 / 5
Social Psychology
12 / 111
Art & Design
9 / 3
Sociology
9 / 96
Mathematics
8 / 228
Economics
7 / 2
Environmental Science
7 / 37
Theoretical Physics
7 / 68
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
7 / 1
Biology
7 / 254
Art History
6 / 0
Ecology
6 / 36
Demography
5 / 27
Chemistry
5 / 196
Philosophy
5 / 1
Health Science
4 / 17
Cognitive Science
4 / 7
Math Teachers
4 / 113
Political Science
4 / 7
Business
4 / 9
Robotics
4 / 2
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4 / 108
History
4 / 0
Political Economy
3 / 0
Investment Banking and Stock trading
3 / 2
Gender Studies
2 / 3
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
2 / 0
Child Psychology
2 / 21
Literature
2 / 0
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
2 / 11
Education Majors
2 / 0
Systems Engineering
2 / 2
Materials Science
2 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199102
199200
199300
199400
199501
199621
199731
199853
199947
2000317
2001617
2002428
2003526
2004542
2005432
2006345
2007740
2008654
20091176
20101277
201111128
20128139
20134139
20148130
20156143
20164166
201716156
20186201
20199150
20208205

Notable alumni

  1. Gary Hart

    Photo
    Gary Hart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyernovelist
    Biography

    Gary Warren Hart is an American politician, diplomat, and lawyer. He was the front-runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination until he dropped out amid revelations of extramarital affairs. He represented Colorado in the United States Senate from 1975 to 1987.

  2. Kenny Marchant

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    Kenny Marchant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Southern Nazarene University
    In 1974 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianreal estate developer
    Biography

    Kenny Ewell Marchant is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 24th congressional district, from 2005 to 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he represented several areas around Dallas and Fort Worth.

  3. Vince Snowbarger

    Photo
    Vince Snowbarger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Southern Nazarene University
    In 1971 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianinstructor
    Biography

    Vincent K. Snowbarger is an American lawyer and politician from Kansas. He is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives.

  4. Beatriz Vaz e Silva

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    Beatriz Vaz e Silva
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Beatriz Vaz e Silva, commonly known as Bia, is a Brazilian soccer player who plays for Ferroviára in the Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1 in Brazil. And has represented the Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and also plays the Brazil national team.

  5. Ndèye Ndiaye

    Photo
    Ndèye Ndiaye
    Born in
    Senegal Flag Senegal
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Ndèye Ndiaye is a Senegalese professional women's basketball player with Tarbes GB of the Ligue Féminine de Basketball. Ndiaye is an alumnus of Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma, USA.

  6. Gary Richardson

    Photo
    Gary Richardson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Gary Richardson is an American lawyer practicing in Tulsa, a former U.S Attorney, a candidate for Oklahoma Governor and twice-unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Congress. As of 2018 he is a partner in the Richardson Law Firm, P.C., a plaintiff law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

General info

Alternative namesSNU
Founded1899
MottoCharacter, Culture, Christ
Colorscrimson, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-June)
Total FTE staff326
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address6729 NW 39th Expy
Bethany, Oklahoma, 73008
United States
City population19,000
Phone4057896400
Fax+1 (405) 491 6381

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