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Southern Nazarene University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bethany, Oklahoma. SNU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

$32,922 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

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Southern Nazarene University Rankings

Out of the 24 colleges in Oklahoma, SNU is ranked at #5.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SNU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#40 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Southern Nazarene University?


Contact details for SNU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6729 Nw 39Th Expy, Bethany, OK 73008
Phone: 405-789-6400

How Do I Get Into SNU?

You can apply to SNU online at:

Since Southern Nazarene University has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Southern Nazarene University?

$32,922 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
9.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SNU is $32,922. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SNU, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,293 a year. That adds up to $25,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SNU is 9.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Southern Nazarene University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,288 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,529 undergraduate students at SNU, with 1,288 being full-time and 241 being part-time.


There are also 679 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,288 full-time undergraduates at SNU, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Nazarene University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 185
Hispanic or Latino 214
White 704
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 141

Geographic Diversity

Oklahoma students aren't the only ones who study at Southern Nazarene University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at SNU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Angola, Saudi Arabia, and Spain.

Online Learning at Southern Nazarene University

381 Took All Classes Online
709 Took At Least One Class Online
42.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 709 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SNU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of SNU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Nazarene University was 42.5%. This is the #525 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SNU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southern Nazarene University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Curriculum & Instruction 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
General Education 0
English & Language Arts Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Science Education 0
Social Studies Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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