Southern Nazarene University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,140
2.32% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,673
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.24%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,208
80.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
47.2%
128 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 (111 degrees awarded), Organizational Behavior Studies (109 degrees), and General Human Development & Family Studies (43 degrees).

In 2020, 852 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Nazarene University. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (523 degrees), 4.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (111 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Nazarene University is $25,140, which is $2,610 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Nazarene University is $25,140, which is $2,610 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,673.

In 2020, 87% of undergraduate students attending Southern Nazarene University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,140
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southern Nazarene University was $25,140. The cost of tuition at Southern Nazarene University is $2,610 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$20,673
2020 Value
10.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southern Nazarene University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,673. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southern Nazarene University grew by 10.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,484
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Nazarene University was of $10,484 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 37.2% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 11.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Southern Nazarene University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 58.2% with respect to 2019, when 55% 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.
4.24%
2018 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Nazarene University was 4.24%, which represents 34 out of the 802 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 2,208 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Nazarene University is 1,787 students and the part-time enrollment is 421. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Southern Nazarene University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.7% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.43% Two or More Races, 3.94% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.36% Asian, and 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Nazarene University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.2%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Black or African American Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,208 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Nazarene University is 1,787 and the part-time enrollment is 421. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Southern Nazarene University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2020 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    1,274
  2. Black or African American
    358
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    279

The enrolled student population at Southern Nazarene University is 57.7% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.43% Two or More Races, 3.94% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.36% Asian, and 0.136% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 2 students (0.0906%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 136 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 (523 degrees awarded). There were 4.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (111 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Nazarene University is General Business Administration & Management (111 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Behavior Studies (109 degrees) and General Human Development & Family Studies (43 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 Human Sciences (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees), and Business (390 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 (1,876,101 people), Accountants & auditors (1,048,348 people), Other managers (679,393 people), Financial managers (457,402 people), and Secondary school teachers (427,227 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Nazarene University are Human Sciences (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees), Business (390 degrees), Education (128 degrees), and Theology (11 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, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Southern Nazarene University are Human Sciences (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees), Business (390 degrees), Education (128 degrees), and Theology (11 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 (3,136,155 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (518,821 people), Banking & related activities (492,288 people), Computer Systems Design (445,819 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (435,438 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Nazarene University are Human Sciences (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees), Business (390 degrees), Education (128 degrees), and Theology (11 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. 111 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 43 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Nazarene University was General Business Administration & Management with 111 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

358
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
494
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 358 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Nazarene University, which is 0.725 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (494).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 92 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Nazarene University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.742 times less than the 124 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 124 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Nazarene University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.35 times more than the 92 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 35% 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 45% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (68.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Nazarene University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (68.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 4.69% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    523 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Nazarene University is white (523 degrees awarded). There were 4.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (111 degrees).

2.46% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    293 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    230 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Nazarene University is white female (293 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (230 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Nazarene University has an endowment valued at nearly $34.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.705%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Southern Nazarene University had a total salary expenditure of $48M. Southern Nazarene University employs 27 Professors, 25 Assistant professors, and 21 Associate professors. Most academics at Southern Nazarene University are Female Professors (14), Male Professors(13), and Female Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Nazarene University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 44 employees, Management, with 36 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.5M
2020 Endowment
2.24%
growth from 2019

Southern Nazarene University has an endowment valued at about $34.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Nazarene University grew 2.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.11M 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. $2.74M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Southern Nazarene University received $2.74M 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

$20.1M
2020 Salaries
29.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Southern Nazarene University paid a median of $20.1M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($48M) and a 29.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.82% decline from 2018 and a 6.43% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.62M
Instructional Salaries
73
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southern Nazarene University paid a total of $4.62M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 23% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Nazarene University were Professor with 27 employees; Assistant professor with 25 employees; and Assistant professor with 21 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Nazarene University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees; Management with 36 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Nazarene University was Female Professor with 14 employees, Male Professor with 13 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

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

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