Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, OH

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, OH

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Illuminating education

At Mount Vernon Nazarene University, you’ll get the quality academic preparation you need to pursue your dreams. With a variety of programs, MVNU offers you the best foundation for a rewarding career. MVNU is also one of the most affordable private institutions in Ohio.

MVNU’s faculty are passionate about empowering you to achieve your dreams. Sixty-five percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students. That means you will receive personal attention and develop meaningful relationships with professors who care about your future.

A passion for service
Be a light to the world. MVNU’s commitment to service is unmatched in higher education. With more than 300 students traveling annually, our student experience provides real-world knowledge that is making a difference in all corners of the globe.

At MVNU, our faith is embodied in the ways we worship and the ways we serve others. With more than 750 weekly small-group participants, regular chapel services, and student-faculty mentoring relationships, opportunities for spiritual growth on campus are abundant, and you will never have to journey alone. Whether you are a Nursing major providing care in Haiti or an Education major teaching right here in the United States, you can be confident that you are making the world a brighter place.

A bright future
When you graduate, your MVNU experience goes with you. Ninety-six percent of alumni are employed or in graduate programs within a year of graduation. Your life will be shaped by the relationships you form, the choices you make, and the network of more than 19,000 alumni who share your values. You don’t want a run-of-the-mill life, so don’t settle for a run-of-the-mill college. Choose MVNU and let the best you shine forth.



Best Job Placement Rate in Ohio |


Top 4 Best Colleges in Ohio |

Let’s go Cougars!

MVNU’s athletic teams have a tradition of excellence—on and off the field! Many teams have a history of national recognition, while players and coaches are recognized with honors on the playing fields and in the classroom. MVNU has produced 18 Conference Players of the Year and 79 NAIA All-Americans. MVNU has over 15 varsity sports including baseball, softball, lacrosse, cheerleading, and esports. Our BRAND NEW modern Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium features a turf field and lights, and will soon include patio seating and community fields. Learn more about our athletics program at!

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The faculty and staff at MVNU go beyond to remind us that they’re rooting for us.”

    • Jaylynn Anasco, ‘22
  • “MVNU has helped me to be prepared for my future and to become the best person that I can be.”

    • Gerardo Molina, ‘21
  • “MVNU has provided so many opportunities for me to grow in my faith, inside and outside of the classroom.”

    • Ashley Weber, ‘21
  • “I truly love this place and, most of all, its people.”

    • Matias Malkamaki, ‘21