Northwest Nazarene University, a Christian comprehensive university, offers over 60 areas of study, 18 master's degrees in seven different disciplines and two doctoral degrees. In addition to its 90-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Idaho Falls and in cooperation with programs in 35 countries. Founded in 1913, the University now serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 6,000 continuing education students and over 2,000 high school students through the concurrent credit program. Our mission is to encourage a habit of mind that enables each student to become God's creative and redemptive agent in today's world. We believe that the education obtained from NNU prepares graduates to be global Christians through academic excellence, social responsiveness and creative engagement. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The mission of Northwest Nazarene University 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.
Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID), a Christian comprehensive university, serves more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, preparing graduates to be global Christians through academic excellence, social responsiveness and creative engagement..
Founded in 1913, NNU offers more than 60 areas of study and 18 master's degrees in seven different disciplines. Top majors include nursing, Christian ministry, business, education, social work and biology. U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review (The Best Western Colleges) recognize NNU as one of the top universities in the West. NNU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; several departments are accredited by nationally recognized, specialized accrediting boards.
NNU is located in Nampa (population 80,000), which provides a safe, small-town atmosphere just minutes away from Boise (population 200,000), Idaho's state and cultural capital. NNU is within driving distance of the world-renowned Sun Valley ski resort and the breathtaking Snake River Canyon. NNU's unique location between the desert and the mountains provides easy access to skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, rock climbing and whitewater rafting.
NNU is one of eight U.S. liberal arts colleges affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene