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Northwest Nazarene University

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.



In 1913, under the leadership of Eugene Emerson, the founders of Northwest Nazarene University were motivated by a desire to educate their own children to organize an elementary school. In the ensuing two years, both high school and college courses were added to the curriculum. Thus began the foundation for Northwest Nazarene University, a fully-accredited, co-educational, Christian university.


The university presently offers over 80 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. NNU serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 6,000 continuing education students, and over 10,000 high school students through the concurrent credit program. 


Career Development provides information and assistance to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to assess career goals and investigate career opportunities through internships, job opportunities, resume help, and much more.


Student services

To say that you'll have a great time at NNU would be an understatement. The Office of Student Development is here to make sure of that. We take care of every aspect of your student experience, from where you live to what you do on Thursday nights (Brick House, baby). Here's just a sample of what's in store:

Housing services

Live in Community—On-campus living makes it easy to be part of a community that is there to do life with you. Whether it’s a study buddy, a roommate or a new best friend who lives down the hall, there is always someone ready to join you for a late-night snack at Stella’s, hop in the car and head out to your next adventure or relax for a weekend movie marathon.

Medical services

The NNU Wellness Center is home to NNU Counseling Services which offers a variety of services for students, including counseling, self-help materials, groups and workshops.

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are eligible for consultation, screening and referral, and crisis services during the academic year.

Student Life

Campus life

NNU is situated on a 90-acre, park-like campus with 34 buildings including seven residence halls and apartment complexes, a baseball field, softball field, soccer field, tennis courts and an Olympic-sized track.

Sports facilities

The Johnson Sports Center is our on-campus, state-of-the-art athletic facility, often referred to as the "JSC". The JSC is home to the kinesiology department, and features basketball and volleyball courts, athletic training facilities, an indoor soccer field, racquetball courts, and two weight rooms. NNU's homecoming game is centered around basketball - with a large crowd filling this building dressed head to toe in school colors. 

Student clubs

More than 40 different clubs and organizations exist on campus, engaging students in the pursuit of various interests including ministry, service, recreation, academics and athletics.


Northwest Nazarene University offers associates, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a range of content areas. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Nampa, Idaho, United States

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