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About Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Church of the Nazarene

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Mount Vernon Nazarene University(MVNU) is a private for-profit university, headquartered at Mount Vernon in the state of Ohio U.S.A. It has Christianity as a religious affiliation.

It was established in 1968, Dr. Stephen W. Nease was the Mount Vernon Nazarene College Founding President, he was instrumental in developing Zone A Junior College to Mount Vernon Nazarene College.

It has 2,245 student population who are enrolled in both full time and part-time courses. It will become one among the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. It has various sports clubs, organizations, libraries, dormitories, events, and food courts for the students who are pursuing the courses on campus. It offers a safe and secure campus for the students.

  • The student-faculty ratio of 12:1.

  • The retention rate is 78%.

  • The total graduation rate is 58%.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University, which is located in Mount Vernon, Ohio is a private, Church of the Nazarene university. Around 61% of the students are females and 39% are males. Notably, Mount Vernon Nazarene University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At MVNU around 86% are white, 3% are Black or African American, and 3% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Moreover, around 80% of the students are 24 and under. Tim Belcher, Marty McLeary, Floyd Nease, and Tim Ginter are some of the well-known alumni of the school. Several other achievers owe their success to this university. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. At MVNU, 135 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

Location & Contact


800 Martinsburg Rd


Email: N/A
Phone: 7403926868
Fax: 7403998697
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Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

960 - 1130

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee




High School GPA


Accept Common App


Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $25, as part of the admission process at MVNU. The SAT score in the range of 980-1220 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 20 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Mount Vernon Nazarene University is 22. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 800 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050-9500. To gather more information, they can call them at (740) 392-6868.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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The next two things to keep in mind before applying to MVNU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $42,578 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($30,404), books and supplies ($1,400), room and boarding ($8,548), and budget for other expenses ($4,250). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Business Administration, Management...

110 Graduates

Social Work

63 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

46 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

26 Graduates

Biology, General

20 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

13 Graduates

Psychology, General

12 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

11 Graduates

Missions/Missionary Studies and Mis...

11 Graduates

Religious Education

11 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

9 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

8 Graduates


7 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

6 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

6 Graduates


6 Graduates


6 Graduates

Computer Programming

5 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

5 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

5 Graduates


5 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

5 Graduates


4 Graduates

Computer Systems Networking and Tel...

4 Graduates


4 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

4 Graduates


4 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

3 Graduates

Education, Other

3 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

3 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

3 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

2 Graduates

Political Science and Government

2 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

2 Graduates

Business Operations Support and Ass...

1 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

1 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

1 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

1 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates


1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




86% White

5% Unknown

3% Black

2% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$60,597 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 77% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,606/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

blue and green

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by MVNU. At MVNU, $8,548 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The university has enrolled around 39% male and 61% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$235 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at MVNU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,268, whereas the financial aid is $18,682. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $2,955, while the institutional aid is $18,682. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at MVNU based on students' financial needs add up to $748,400 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $3,723,081.

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