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Northwest Nazarene University

Nampa, Idaho

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Northwest Nazarene University overview
Location Nampa, Idaho
Online nnu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Northwest Nazarene University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), established in 1913, is a private Christian university located in Nampa, Idaho, just 20 miles from Boise, the state's capital and largest city. The university's campus is noted for its red-brick buildings and a blend of modern and historic architecture, offering a serene setting conducive to academic pursuits. NNU provides on-campus housing for students in the form of residence halls and apartment-style living spaces. Academically, it has a broad spectrum of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs with notable emphasis on the fields of theology, business, nursing, and education. Admission to NNU is moderately selective, appealing to a wide range of applicants. The NNU Crusaders compete in NCAA Division II athletics, and while athletics are a component of campus life, they are not the primary focus of the university's national reputation.

Northwest Nazarene University has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,224 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 554 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $35,548 plus fees of $750. NNU is ranked 761 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Northwest Nazarene University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,264
Other Fees$750
Room and Board $10,500
Budget for Other Expenses$3,410
Total One Year Cost$51,472

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northwest Nazarene University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 30%
Education 12%
Health Professions 10%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
Biology 7%

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