Private 4 Year

Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, Oklahoma

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Southern Nazarene University overview
Location Bethany, Oklahoma
Online snu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Southern Nazarene University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Southern Nazarene University (SNU), located in Bethany, Oklahoma, is a private, Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. Founded in 1899, the university is situated on a suburban campus in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, offering a close-knit educational environment infused with a faith-based ethos. Known for its red brick architecture, the campus hosts a range of facilities, including residential options for students who opt for on-campus living. SNU provides undergraduates with a variety of academic programs, with business, nursing, and organizational leadership being among its more popular majors. While the institution maintains a holistic admissions process, the selectivity is generally considered to be moderate. Southern Nazarene University competes in the Great American Conference, NCAA Division II, with its athletes known as the Crimson Storm, although it is not predominantly recognized for its athletics on a national scale.

Southern Nazarene University has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,692 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 467 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $26,040 plus fees of $960.


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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Southern Nazarene University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$960
Room and Board $10,300
Budget for Other Expenses$3,500
Total One Year Cost$42,400

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

43% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern Nazarene University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 47%
Work and Family Studies 10%
Health Professions 8%
Education 7%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 4%

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