Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university-a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 44-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. Southern Nazarene University's mission is "to make Christlike disciples through higher education in Christ-centered community."
SNU offers programs leading to associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees from the following colleges:
- College of Teaching and Learning
- College of Humanities
- College of Natural, Social and Health Sciences
- College of Professional dn Graduate Studies
SNU also offers bachelor completion programs and master's degrees completely online through the Center for Online Learning.