Southern Nazarene University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,570
0.614% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,724
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.07%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,239
80.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
43.9%
122 Graduates

About

Southern Nazarene University is a higher education institution located in Oklahoma County, OK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Nazarene University were General Business Administration & Management (122 degrees awarded), Organizational Behavior Studies (88 degrees), and General Human Development & Family Studies (40 degrees).

In 2019, 773 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Nazarene University. 51.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (457 degrees), 4.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Nazarene University is $24,570, which is $2,544 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Nazarene University is $24,570, which is $2,544 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,724.

In 2019, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,570
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southern Nazarene University was $24,570. The cost of tuition at Southern Nazarene University is $2,544 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$18,724
2019 Value
3.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southern Nazarene University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,724. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southern Nazarene University grew by 3.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,642
Room and Board
$1,360
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Nazarene University was of $7,642 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,360. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 13.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Southern Nazarene University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 40.2% with respect to 2018, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.07%
2017 Default Rate
73
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Nazarene University was 9.07%, which represents 73 out of the 805 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Southern Nazarene University has a total enrollment of 2,239 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Nazarene University is 1,799 students and the part-time enrollment is 440. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at Southern Nazarene University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.5% White, 13.2% Black or African American, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Two or More Races, 4.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.12% Asian, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Nazarene University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (22%) and Black or African American Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,239 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Nazarene University is 1,799 and the part-time enrollment is 440. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at Southern Nazarene University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southern Nazarene University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Southern Nazarene University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,264
  2. Black or African American
    296
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    276

The enrolled student population at Southern Nazarene University is 56.5% White, 13.2% Black or African American, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Two or More Races, 4.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.12% Asian, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 64 students (2.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 23 more women than men received degrees from Southern Nazarene University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Nazarene University is white (457 degrees awarded). There were 4.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Nazarene University is General Business Administration & Management (122 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Behavior Studies (88 degrees) and General Human Development & Family Studies (40 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Nazarene University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (40 degrees), and Theology (14 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Nazarene University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,612,360 people), Accountants & auditors (998,731 people), Other managers (746,730 people), Secondary school teachers (562,690 people), and Financial managers (501,148 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Nazarene University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (40 degrees), Theology (14 degrees), Business (355 degrees), and Education (106 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Nazarene University are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Southern Nazarene University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (40 degrees), Theology (14 degrees), Business (355 degrees), and Education (106 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Nazarene University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,164,170 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (535,264 people), Banking & related activities (496,688 people), Computer Systems Design (488,063 people), and Insurance carriers (425,029 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Nazarene University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (40 degrees), Theology (14 degrees), Business (355 degrees), and Education (106 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southern Nazarene University.
Most Common
  1. 122 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 88 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 40 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Nazarene University was General Business Administration & Management with 122 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

375
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
398
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 375 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Nazarene University, which is 0.942 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (398).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 116 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Nazarene University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.22 times more than the 95 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 95 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Nazarene University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.819 times less than the 116 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 34% of students graduating from Southern Nazarene University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Nazarene University is Female and White (64.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    457 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    113 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Nazarene University is white (457 degrees awarded). There were 4.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

4.14% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    238 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    219 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Nazarene University is white male (238 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (219 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Nazarene University has an endowment valued at nearly $33.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.46M (7.29%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Southern Nazarene University had a total salary expenditure of $50M. Southern Nazarene University employs 21 Professors, 21 Associate professors, and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southern Nazarene University are Male Professors (12), Male Associate professors(11), and Female Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Nazarene University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 48 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33.8M
2019 Endowment
6.49%
decline from 2018

Southern Nazarene University has an endowment valued at about $33.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Nazarene University declined 6.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.73M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $887k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Southern Nazarene University received $887k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.6M
2019 Salaries
8.82%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Southern Nazarene University paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, which represents 31.1% of their overall expenditure ($50M) and a 8.82% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.43% growth from 2017 and a 2.33% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.49M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southern Nazarene University paid a total of $3.49M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Nazarene University were Professor with 21 employees; Associate professor with 21 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Nazarene University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees; Management with 41 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Nazarene University was Male Professor with 12 employees, Male Associate professor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southern Nazarene University.

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