Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University, also known as TNU, was established in 1901, and is a private Christian college of liberal arts located in Nashville, Tennessee. Initially, TNU was called Literary and Bible Training School for Christian Workers and changed to its present name in the year 1995. The university offers bachelor's degrees in more than 55 different majors. The associate's and master's degrees are also available. The university is organized into the following schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Education
  • School of Religion

TNU takes part in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I (NAIA). They are called as the Trojans. They participate in sports including baseball, basketball, golf, softball, and volleyball.

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Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville , TN 37210
General Phone: (615) 248-1200

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Trevecca Nazarene University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching282curriculum and instruction, educational administration, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, English teaching, industrial arts teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Business and Management228business management, accounting, MIS, marketing, business and related services
Therapy and Counseling72behavioral sciences, psychology, counseling psychology, psychology courses, marriage and family therapy
Liberal Arts35English, general studies, library science, social services, history, history courses
Medical Support and Technology33physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Religion and Philosophy29religion, bible studies, religious music, theology, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling
Music18music, music management
Science16biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics
Media16communication studies, mass communication, organizational communications, communication and journalism
Computer Science and Engineering9information technology
Family and Social Work8social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7health and physical education
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree33439
Associate's degree02
Master's degree39616
Doctor's degree251

Trevecca Nazarene University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Trevecca Nazarene University had a total enrollment of 2,286 students (2,155 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 53%
Graduate 47%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 13%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 12%
20-21 16%
22-24 16%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Trevecca Nazarene University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %

Trevecca Nazarene University Room and Board (2007)

Trevecca Nazarene University offers campus housing for 735 of its 2,155 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Trevecca Nazarene University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480600
SAT Math460580
ACT Verbal1926
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT27%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,288
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,288
Room and board $ 7,134
Room charge $ 3,220
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,914
Books and supplies $ 917
Other expenses $ 2,386

Financial Aid:
Trevecca Nazarene University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 352600)

Trevecca Nazarene University Faculty

Trevecca Nazarene University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$54,6583$50,473

*: 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 year20$59,9614$60,590
Associate professoracademic year16$52,01514$53,259
Assistant professoracademic year13$44,7684$43,693
Instructoracademic year2*0*
All faculty totalacademic year51$52,77922$52,853

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

Trevecca Nazarene University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball TranSouth Athletic Conference
Baseball TranSouth Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports245175

Trevecca Nazarene University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

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

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
History, Other
Library Science/Librarianship
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Organizational Communication, General

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

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Counseling Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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checked Church of the Nazarene affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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