Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University, also known as MVNU, is a Christian, liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States. It was established in 1968 as a junior college and feeder school for the Eastern Nazarene College (ENC). It was renamed Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2002. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

MVNU's athletics department sponsors several sports teams which participate in sports such baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball, cross-country, golf, and soccer. MVNU's teams are nicknamed the Cougars. The university participates in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) in the American Mideast Conference, and the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) in the East Region DI.

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon , OH 43050-9500
General Phone: (740) 392-6868

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management400business, business management, non-profit management, accounting, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, ...
Education and Teaching218curriculum and instruction, special ed, middle school teaching, early childhood education, art education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Religion and Philosophy37philosophy, religion, missionary studies, religious education, religious music
Family and Social Work25family and consumer science, family studies, child care management, human services, social work
Liberal Arts23Spanish language, English, general studies, sociology, history
Science19biology, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science
Media12communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism
Design10graphic design
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and administration
Fine Arts6fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, data processing tech
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Office and Administration1administrative assistant

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree54545
Associate's degree109
Master's degree2557

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mount Vernon Nazarene University had a total enrollment of 2,675 students (2,276 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 64%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 74%
Graduate 26%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 22%
20-21 21%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 13%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

West Virginia2%
(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%
New York1%

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Room and Board (2007)

Mount Vernon Nazarene University offers campus housing for 1,142 of its 2,276 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500610
SAT Math450580
ACT Verbal2331
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2327

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 SAT19%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,330
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,330
Room and board $ 5,550
Room charge $ 3,100
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,450
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,795

Financial Aid:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 708500)

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$70,9512*
Associate professorcalendar year14$61,0244$63,416
Assistant professorcalendar year12$52,9734$51,556
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year38$60,86911$58,934

*: 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 year28$60,6356$57,995
Associate professoracademic year5$55,1226$51,403
Assistant professoracademic year7$45,20416$47,458
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year40$57,24530$50,375

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

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Mideast Conference
Baseball American Mideast Conference
Track American Mideast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports305080

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Religion And Philosophy
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Offers distance learning
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