Southern Nazarene University in Bethany

Bethany, OK

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Southern Nazarene University offers 252-degree programs and 12 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. 46.2% are women, and 53.8% are men. 2% percents of international students. Southern Nazarene University is a member of 7 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Southern Nazarene University is 18868$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $25890 and $33490 per year. 47% of full-time Southern Nazarene University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $45,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Southern Nazarene University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Southern Nazarene University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,068
$30,001 - $48,000$12,510
$48,001 - $75,000$16,882
$75,001 - $110,000$22,894



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1302 of Southern Nazarene University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 75 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Southern Nazarene University number 17 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Oklahoma.

Students at Southern Nazarene University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Southern Nazarene University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Southern Nazarene University graduation rate is below the national average.

47% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Southern Nazarene University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Southern Nazarene University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Southern Nazarene University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Southern Nazarene University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Oklahoma.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 6729 Nw 39Th Expy address in Bethany, Oklahoma.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Southern Nazarene University with 1.15% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Southern Nazarene University offers 252 programs in total: 207 are for Bachelor's degree, 36 - for Master's degree, and 9 are Associate's degree.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 26 universities in Oklahoma county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Southern Nazarene University is one of the few institutions in Oklahoma that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 12 distance learning programs that are offered in the Southern Nazarene University: 6 are for Bachelor's degree and 6 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Oklahoma state average data to help you compare.


Southern Nazarene University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1562 students with 46866 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 441 with 10585 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Southern Nazarene University

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Absolutely loved this college. Graduated in 2015. Great Christian atmosphere but they don't force it on anyone. Military friendly, great Veteran Resource Center. Got a free laptop through the program, so that was awesome!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I can not speak for the traditional studies but the adult bridge courses are terrible. The adjunct Teachers could careless if you learn anything. my latest class had six chapters of reading and we had no discussion over the reading or the assignment. He talk negative about a former student to another student in our class that may have been in his prior class. He had us read in first chapter on Genesis and the talk about the specifics for about 10 minutes, and asked a lot of personal questions and volunteered personal information and sent us home early. He instructed us not to get him in trouble by being noisy and making it known that we were let out early. Where is the integrity he is a Bible scholar and teaching “Biblical Perspectives”. I am still waiting on an answer from an email from 5 days ago.Eileen Ruger is the only Professor this far that has known her Subject and she does references reviews from assigned book. Eileen keeps you the whole class time and reviews the lesson with you. I guess the average instructor thinks that we are not here to learn what we are studying. Most of class time is not related to the books purchased.The learning disability counselor is very condescending when speaking to you and she does not follow up. I will not reach out over and over to a person that seems bothered by me and my disability. Then she referred me to a staff member to tutor me and then the VA would not approve payment of over $30 an hour so my future appointments were canceled. I have asked repeatedly for some type of help, like maybe getting my books earlier, or audible books so won’t get so anxious trying to keep up with all the weekly reading but I just fall through the cracks. I want a degree and have been failing completion because I was failed as a child in education and don’t know how to bridge the disability to complete my degree.I have also been forwarded political bias push forward emails from Doctoral staff by mistake which seems unprofessional to me. My emails and phone calls have not been returned in a timely manner. I have reached out to Senoir Admissions Representative Marci Greene and I was given excuses to why it may have happened. She asked if I had reached out to the forwarder of the emails to see if it was there intention to send me the political bias emails. I shared some personal history and experience with Marci and she was very short and judgmental afterwards. I made an appointment with her, in which she suggested for me to make to introduce me to some options I may have been missing on moodle. I arrived and checked in. Marci had someone in her office so the reception said she should not be long. The receptionist left the office so I peeped in a little while later, Marci thought I was late so she was very short with me a said she has a meeting a will be leaving shortly. When we made the appointment she said “just come and we will stay as long as it takes. I just need a little support and reassurance.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Hateful and inhuman policies regarding having a child out of wedlock. IF YOU BECOME PREGNANT OUT OF A MARRIAGE IN THIS SCHOOL, THEY WILL PULL YOUR ASS OUT OF THE CLASSES AND PUT YOU ON THE STREET AND TAKE EVERY SINGLE PENNY TOO. they did this to my mother years ago and I literally got so mad about it just sitting here, years later. I'm happy my mother was able to get picked up by a college of NOT RELIGIOUS BIGOTS. And was able to have a school that had her back as she completed her courses and got her life on track. GO TO A GOOD SCHOOL BEFORE YOU SETTLE HERE, NO HUMAN COMPASSION ON THIS CAMPUS.

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Clean campus Doppler radar good food too

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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It's Awesome place that is were we had our Global Quiz. And the Teen's love it there. It was like a Family Setting they made you feel at home. There is just so much See an Learn. They have a Wonderful Staff and Crew. I am glad my Son Choose to go and become part of there Family. Love SNU

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 6729 NW 39th Expy


Religious affiliation: Church of the Nazarene

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4057896400

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: SNU.EDU

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