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MidAmerica Nazarene University Data & Information Overview

23 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
64% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is MidAmerica Nazarene University Ranked?

#872 Best Colleges in Nation
#9 Best Colleges in KS
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

MidAmerica Nazarene University was awarded 23 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked MNU as #872 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when MNU held the #1,191 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

MNU is also ranked #9 out of 46 schools in Kansas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into MNU?

64% Acceptance Rate
34% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at MidAmerica Nazarene University is a competitive 64%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about MidAmerica Nazarene University admissions.

MidAmerica Nazarene University Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At MNU, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at MidAmerica Nazarene University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at MidAmerica Nazarene University

60% Freshmen Retention
33% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At MidAmerica Nazarene University this rate is 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At MNU this rate is 33%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

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MidAmerica Nazarene University Undergraduate Student Diversity

959 Full-Time Undergraduates
21.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,222 undergraduates at MNU with 959 being full-time and 263 being part-time.

How Much Does MidAmerica Nazarene University Cost?

$29,757 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
$26,972 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of MNU is $29,757. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MNU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$28,997 $26,550 $29,730 $29,021 $32,706

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of MNU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At MNU, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $6,743 a year. That adds up to $26,972 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MNU is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do MNU Graduates Make?

$50,243 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from MNU make around $50,243 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future MNU graduates since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at MidAmerica Nazarene University make the most money.

Location of MidAmerica Nazarene University

Kansas State
959 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
MidAmerica Nazarene University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Olathe, Kansas. Olathe is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for MNU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2030 E College Way, Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Phone: 913-782-3750

MidAmerica Nazarene University Majors

44 Majors With Completions
445 Undergraduate Degrees
125 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University. Of these students, 445 received undergraduate degrees and 125 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 208 $60,265
Business Administration & Management 82 $47,757
Health & Physical Education 21 $29,653
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 $40,690
General Psychology 14 NA
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 9 NA
Design & Applied Arts 8 NA
Accounting 7 NA
Marketing 7 NA
Human Resource Management 6 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at MidAmerica Nazarene University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MNU

37% Take At Least One Class Online
14% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 602 students took at least one online class at MidAmerica Nazarene University. This is a decrease from the 841 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 602 233
2018-2019 841 704
2017-2018 608 350
2016-2017 523 333
2015-2016 495 353

Learn more about online learning at MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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