Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts college located in Nampa, Idaho. It was founded as an elementary school in 1913. NNU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. NNU is organized into the following academic schools:

  • School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education, Social Work and Counseling
  • School of Health and Science

NNU's athletics teams participate in the NCAA Division II in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The schools sponsors teams in basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, track & field and volleyball. NNU's official mascot is the Crusader. The campus also hosts several students clubs and organizations.

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Northwest Nazarene University
623 Holly St
Nampa , ID 83686-5897
General Phone: (208) 467-8011

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Northwest Nazarene University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management93business, business management, accounting, MIS
Education and Teaching78curriculum and instruction, special ed administration, elementary/middle school admin, education of learning disabled, school counseling, elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, ...
Religion and Philosophy53philosophy, religion, Christian studies, philosophy and religious studies, missionary studies, religious education, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling, theology and religious vocations ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine33registered nursing
Liberal Arts31Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, international relations, political science, history
Therapy and Counseling28psychology, marriage and family therapy, physical therapy
Family and Social Work27social work
Science19biology, chemistry, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Design7graphic design
Media6mass communication, communication and journalism
Engineering5engineering physics
Music4music, music performance, music theory and composition, various music studies
Photography and Commercial Art3drawing
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Art Studies1art studies
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree25155
Master's degree15612

Northwest Nazarene University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwest Nazarene University had a total enrollment of 1,836 students (1,696 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 23%
20-21 20%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

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


Northwest Nazarene University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 50 %

Northwest Nazarene University Room and Board (2007)

Northwest Nazarene University offers campus housing for 854 of its 1,696 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

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

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,170
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,170
Room and board $ 5,520
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 1,980

Financial Aid:
Northwest Nazarene University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 162400)

Northwest Nazarene University Faculty

Northwest Nazarene University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1921
Non-tenured and not on tenure track20

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$74,6761*
Associate professorcalendar year6$62,1861*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year12$66,5174$57,819

*: 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 year12$58,1168$60,703
Associate professoracademic year23$50,60814$48,241
Assistant professoracademic year11$40,13317$41,347
All faculty totalacademic year46$50,06239$47,792

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

Northwest Nazarene University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Track Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports64955

Northwest Nazarene University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education

Engineering Physics

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
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