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Southern Nazarene University

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Overview
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Tuition & Fees

$25,178

Average Salary in 10 Years

$54,000
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University is located in Bethany, Oklahoma. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 1,521 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Health Professions and Related Programs, Education, and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. 45% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $45,400.

About
🗺 6729 NW 39th Expy
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
🌐 snu.edu
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

45%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

37%

Women Graduation Rate

56%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Southern Nazarene University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$9,053
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$25,178
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$34,852
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$34,852
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$18,750
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$199
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Southern Nazarene University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Southern Nazarene University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

93%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

88%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Southern Nazarene University you can visit www.snu.edu/financial-assistance.

Southern Nazarene University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $34,852
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $34,852
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Southern Nazarene University?

Southern Nazarene University students, on average, make $54,000 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 4% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Southern Nazarene University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Southern Nazarene University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

4.4%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Southern Nazarene University.

Median Earnings of Students from Southern Nazarene University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Southern Nazarene University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Southern Nazarene University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Southern Nazarene University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Southern Nazarene University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Southern Nazarene University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Southern Nazarene University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Southern Nazarene University.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Southern Nazarene University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Southern Nazarene University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Southern Nazarene University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.4x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Southern Nazarene University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Southern Nazarene University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

16
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$50,225
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Southern Nazarene University?

Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

70%

Undergrads

1,521

Total Students

2,165
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

2%

Students over 25

35%

Student Median Household Income

$57,572
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

50%
of undergraduates

Men

50%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

About the Same

Southern Nazarene University around the same number of female and male undergrads.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 100 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 100 women.

International Students

2%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Southern Nazarene University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Southern Nazarene University study?

Southern Nazarene University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Southern Nazarene University are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  3. Health Professions and Related Programs
  4. Education
  5. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Approximately 79% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Southern Nazarene University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

72%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Southern Nazarene University has a retention rate of 72% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

78
5% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

Southern Nazarene University has around 78 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 5% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Southern Nazarene University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Bethany, Oklahoma
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

285
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

56
in 2017
Source: FBI
Politics in Oklahoma
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Oklahoma tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 29% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 65% voted for the Republican party, and 6% voted for neither.