MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University, also known as MNU, is a Christian liberal arts college located in Olathe, Kansas, United States. It was established in the year 1966 as Mid-America Nazarene College. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The university offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors and over 5 graduate degrees.

MNU's athletics department offers several women's and men's sports teams. They participate in conferences including Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC), in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The university also offers several athletic scholarships. MNU also has a cheerleading team, and competes in Olympic weightlifting events. The university also offers financial aid to the students.

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Contacting MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 E College Way
Olathe , KS 66062-1899
General Phone: (913) 782-3750

MidAmerica Nazarene University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management266business management, accounting, business communications, human resources, international business, CIO training, marketing
Education and Teaching180educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, elementary school teaching, business teaching, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, music teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling40psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, clinical child psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35registered nursing
Liberal Arts28Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, sociology, urban studies, history
Religion and Philosophy23religion, bible studies, missionary studies, religious music, youth ministry
Science11biology, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Design7graphic design
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and administration
Media3communication studies, mass communication
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Music0music, music management

Number of programs and degrees for MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34644
Master's degree2365
Associate's degree212
Post-master's certificate71

MidAmerica Nazarene University Student Body

In 2007-2008, MidAmerica Nazarene University had a total enrollment of 1,720 students (1,725 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 28%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 9%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 21%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

MidAmerica Nazarene University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 50 %

MidAmerica Nazarene University Room and Board (2007)

MidAmerica Nazarene University offers campus housing for 699 of its 1,725 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Olathe, Kansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

MidAmerica Nazarene University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450600
SAT Math460590
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT11%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT70%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

MidAmerica Nazarene University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,216
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,216
Room and board $ 6,178
Books and supplies $ 1,180
Other expenses $ 2,388

Financial Aid:
MidAmerica Nazarene University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 703200)

MidAmerica Nazarene University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5030

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$64,3703$59,306
Associate professorcalendar year4$53,6832*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*3$43,474
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year11$56,9099$49,599

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$57,7386$53,439
Associate professoracademic year15$46,5425$44,633
Assistant professoracademic year11$42,23010$43,348
All faculty totalacademic year39$49,05821$46,537

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

MidAmerica Nazarene University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heart of America Athletic Conference
Basketball Heart of America Athletic Conference
Baseball Heart of America Athletic Conference
Track Heart of America Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports206383

MidAmerica Nazarene University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Child Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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