Education you can't put a price on

(but don't take our word for it)

Your education should give you so much more than a degree. At NNU, we offer an academic experience driven by faculty mentorship, a community focused on building significant relationships and an environment designed to promote spiritual growth. We can’t quantify the value of personal transformation, but the stories of our graduates, students and faculty speak for themselves.

The value of living on campus: A resident director perspective

April 12, 2016

“It can sometimes be hard to put words to exactly what the cost of housing gets you, and while it is the ‘brick and mortar’ shelter you'll call home, it's so much more of an experience and an opportunity,” says freshman girls RD Jessica Novello.

Q&A with first graduate of the NNU Honors College

April 12, 2016

“I cannot overstate how much the Honors College has benefited me,” says senior Jessica Guarino. For students who want an academic challenge, the 4-year honors track provides transformative academic value.

Why should you study social work at NNU?

April 1, 2016

Not only does NNU's Master of Social Work program prepare students for advanced micro and macro practice, professional leadership, and lifelong learning, but it also has a historical job placement rate of 95 percent in an occupation that's projected to grow 25 percent by 2020.

Engineering students find value in hands-on learning

March 23, 2016

“I chose to be a part of the VEX Robotics team so that I could get hands-on experience with some of the basic engineering concepts," says engineering student Cole Logemann. "Being able to say that I was a part of this team will show a potential employer that I am a team player and that I have some foundational experiences that can be built upon.”

Dealing with college debt: Advice from a current student

March 7, 2016

According to a recent article in the Idaho Press Tribune, students accumulate an average of about $26,000 of debt earning their degree at NNU. That much debt can take years to pay off if you don’t use the right strategy. So, here are some conventional (and some not so conventional) ways you can be free of your student loans faster.

3 tips for making college affordable

February 5, 2016

At NNU, not only do we offer every federal opportunity available to your student in addition to internal scholarships, but there are other things you and your son or daughter can be doing now to help make college more affordable. Here are three things you can do to make college more affordable.

How we give financial aid at NNU

February 5, 2016

Financial aid reduces how much of the college cost you are responsible for paying, but navigating through the world of scholarships, grants and loans can be difficult. The first step to defraying the price of college is being well informed about the process. Let us help!

Engineering students showcase their work at the Senior Design Expo

April 20, 2015

Northwest Nazarene University does not just seek to educate future engineers; their goal is to equip students to make a difference in the world. Part of the graduation requirement for students in the Department of Engineering is to design a senior project. These projects are usually connected to a larger competition, organization or company, which gives the students the opportunity to design solutions for real business or social issues.

Thoughts from alum Jodi Lindley

March 25, 2015

Thoughts from alum Jodi (Peterson) Lindley (’96). Jodi is currently serving as Asia policy advisor for cooperative threat reduction for the Department of Defense. She was also the recipient of the 2014 Leon Doane Young Alumnus Award.

5 tips for affording college

March 25, 2015

College decision time is here, and seniors and their parents are busy comparing aid packages and considering options. If you are dreaming of a private Christian school like NNU but still have a financial gap to fill, here are a few options to think about.

Fueling imagination

March 25, 2015

Alumnus Mark Kasinger (recipient of the 2014 Professional Achievement Award) knows from experience where an NNU degree can take you. He credits dedicated professors who taught him how to think beyond the subject matter for giving him the foundation he’s needed to work in the aerospace industry. The hard skills as well as the creative thinking ability he gained at NNU have allowed him to keep his head in the clouds working for NASA.

RockSat-X ready to launch

March 23, 2015

Northwest Nazarene University values experiences that are out-of-this-world. For the third consecutive year, NNU students are participating in RockSat-X, a NASA program that allows students a chance to research and develop experiments that will be launched into space.

The real value of on-campus living

March 12, 2015

In the area of residential living, NNU sets itself apart from the rest of the pack when it comes to pricing and transparency. The first way we do that is by our pricing structure. Let us break it down for you.

Meet Maggie

March 11, 2015

Maggie, a girl who is not only a full time student, but an Ambassador, member of Bella Voca, and participant in the spring musical, has not let a moment pass her by. She realizes that the value of NNU not only lies in the opportunities that are presented to her, but also in all of the support along the way.

Family values

March 10, 2015

My extended family is one of those families that bleeds their school colors. For us, that school is Washington State University. Everyone in my family went to WSU. After graduating high school in 2006, I chose to attend Northwest Nazarene University eschewing the family tradition of becoming a Cougar.

Meet Michelle

March 9, 2015

Michelle Haynes (’13) took a roundabout path to her degree, but she found that the connections and options at NNU gave her just what she needed to get it done and move into a career—and life—she loves.

Division 2 soccer player shares his incredible journey to the U.S. and NNU (#GoNNUCrusaders)

February 23, 2015

Bryan Neba is a soccer player, a soldier and a nursing student. He understands the unique opportunities he has at NNU and as a Division 2 athlete because his current path would have been impossible in his native Cameroon.

Qualities worth pursuing

February 16, 2015

Employers want more than time-clock punchers. NNU graduates exemplify experience, integrity and passion, essential personal traits that make them highly desirable employees—and people.

A major change

February 16, 2015

At NNU, we think differently about changing majors: not as a guaranteed extra year, but rather an opportunity to help students discover their true passion.

Classes of influence

February 16, 2015

Students reflect on their most influential courses. Their responses demonstrate that transformative growth often happens in the least expected places and ways.