Northwest Nazarene University

623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686-5897

School Details

NNU Online, maintained by the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Northwest Nazarene University, gives students the options to earn online associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees.


Programs of study include:

  • Business Administration
  • Christian Ministry
  • Educational Leadership, with optional Building Administrator and Superintendent concentrations
  • Elementary Education
  • Liberal Studies
  • Missional Leadership
  • Nursing
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • RN to BS in Nursing
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Youth, Children & Family Ministry

With a desire to create instruction to fit the schedules of adult students, NNU Online offers programs that feature intensive-accelerated coursework, and many programs do not have on-campus requirements. Distance education students have access to on-campus resources, including the library and workout facilities. Though not required, students are welcome to attend chapel services and other university events in order to engage in the overall university experience.


Northwest Nazarene University is a private not-for-profit, four-year university with Christian-based values. Located on a 90-acre campus in the city of Nampa, Idaho, Northwest Nazarene first opened its doors in 1913 to elementary school students, and within two years, added high school and college programs. NNU is one of eight Church of the Nazarene affiliated liberal colleges, and today, the university supports more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs. Programs are housed in five academic schools: School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; School of Business; School of Education, Social Work and Counseling; School of Health and Science; and the School of Theology and Christian Ministries. Graduate programs are available in business, counseling, education, nursing, religion, and social work.

Northwest Nazarene University’s mission is: “the transformation of the whole person. Centered in Jesus Christ, the NNU education instills habits of heart, soul, mind and strength to enable each student to become God’s creative and redemptive agent in the world.” The University implements its mission through core values of: Transformation, Truth, Community, and Service. 


NNU encourages all students, regardless of financial status, to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), school code: 001624. For qualifying students, NNU participates in the following federal aid programs: Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, Parent PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. NNU is also a supporter of the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers benefits to eligible veterans and military personnel.


Northwest Nazarene University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

In addition to overall accreditation, NNU retains program-specific accreditation with:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.



Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Church of the Nazarene

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
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