Growing & Vital

Keepers of a century-long legacy of academic rigor.

A Growing and Vital University

From a robust vision for campus growth to a clear mission of student transformation, NNU is always striving to be vital contributor to the local community, church, and world.

And others are taking note. From rankings with US News & World Report and The Princeton Review to newly achieved accreditations, NNU is recognized for its quality programs, faculty and services.

Check out what others are saying about us and the newest innovations and achievements happening at NNU.


I’m pleased that NNU has again been recognized by these prestigious national ranking organizations for providing an outstanding education. National rankings like The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report provide an external stamp of approval on an education we at NNU take great pride in providing. —President Joel Pearsall



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

Northwest Nazarene University is nationally accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Northwest Nazarene University's business programs are internationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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