Awards & Acknowledgements
See how NNU has been recognized for, among other things, the quality of its programs.
NNU was chosen as the Best Value MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner for the state of Idaho. This selection was made by carefully analyzing cost vs quality, along with professors in the department and even past complaints. After this process NNU was chosen for this particular program.
Northwest Nazarene University was ranked #7 out of 50 for the best online graduate programs. According to onlineChristianColleges.com this ranking was based off of: "the number of programs available, graduate student enrollment, and faculty/student ratio." Additionally they ranked the colleges saying that: "schools included are deliberately Christian in their mission, values and vision. Many provide a range of degree programs, and all offer a top-notch education."
TheBestSchools.org ranked Northwest Nazarene University in the top 20 for our Online Doctorate in education program. NNU was selected based on various factors, including; the overall quality of the program, variety of courses offered, faculty reputation, and how effectively the University was able to offer online programs.
NNU has been ranked as one of the 2018 Top Online Colleges for Masters in Nursing by SR Education Group. These rankings are based on an analysis of accredited online schools across the nation, and being chosen indicates high academic standards and a commitment to affordability.
NNU has been ranked as one of the 2018 Top Online Colleges for Bachelors in Nursing by SR Education Group. These rankings are based on an analysis of accredited online schools across the nation, and being chosen indicates high academic standards and a commitment to affordability.
NNU was awarded for the second year in a row, the college of Distinction award. According to collegesOfDistinction.org a distinctive college is nationally recognized as an excellent school, strongly focused on teaching undergraduates, is home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences, and is highly valued by employers.
The National Council on Teacher Quality, an independent nonprofit organization, recently declared NNU's undergraduate secondary teacher preparation program as one of the best in the nation with a ranking in the 94th percentile. The ranking is based on three critical domains: admissions, content knowledge, and the quality of practice opportunities.
BestColleges.com recently featured NNU in its online publication of the Best Colleges in Idaho for 2017. NNU is ranked #4 overall based on information collected by BestColleges.com from IPEDS and the College Navigator, both of which are hosted on the National Center for Education Statistics platform.
NNU has been selected by University Research & Review as a Best Value School for the 2016-2017 academic year. Selection is based on reputation among students and alumni, programs offered, accreditation, and importantly, cost to attend. There are thousands of postsecondary institutions eligible for this award, less than 100 are nominated quarterly, and very few are selected.
NNU has been ranked as one of the 2017 Top Online Colleges for Associate Degrees by SR Education Group. These rankings are based on an analysis of accredited online schools across the nation, and being chosen indicates high academic standards and a commitment to affordability.
NNU was ranked #13 on Christian Universities Online's top 50 ranking of Christian Graduate School in the U.S. for the 2016-2017 academic year. This ranking seeks to highlight intentionally Christian Graduate Schools that excel in categories of personal attention to their students, selectivity, readily available financial aid and overall student satisfaction.
Northwest Nazarene University has been identified as one of the most affordable colleges for online MBA degrees. The ranking considered tuition rates using data that was gathered from the NCES College Navigator Database.
College Choice ranked NNU #33 overall in its 2016 ranking of the Best Online Liberal Arts Programs for Undergraduates. Schools and programs were evaluated based on publicly available information about academic quality, student satisfaction, reputation in the field, and return on investment.
BestColleges.com recently featured NNU in its online publication of the Best Online Colleges in Idaho for 2017. NNU is ranked #2 overall based on information collected by BestColleges.com from IPEDS and the College Navigator, both of which are hosted on the National Center for Education Statistics platform.
NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com has named NNU one of the country's top nursing schools. Data was collected on over 3,200 institutions nationwide, and just 10% made our final list. NNU is ranked the #48 Nursing School in the West Region out of over 500 schools considered.
College Choice ranked Northwest Nazarene University #34 overall on its 2016 list of Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges For Bachelor Degrees. This ranking focuses on ranking of universities that offer a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Go Grad ranked Northwest Nazarene University as #27 overall on it's list of the best online doctoral degrees in education. The following criteria were used to rank the schools: the number of online graduate degrees available in related subject area, graduate tuition, availability of academic & career counseling services, and availability of job placement services.
Northwest Nazarene University was ranked amongst the The Best Online Colleges in Idaho. NNU was selected based on the quality of its programs, types of courses and degrees offered, faculty strengths, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation, including a strong reputation for online degree programs.
Northwest Nazarene University is one of only 16 schools in the Pacific Northwest to receive the 2015-2016 College of Distinction ranking.
Northwest Nazarene University is the only school in Idaho to be awarded the 2015-2016 Christian College of Distinction honorary.
Northwest Nazarene University is one of only two colleges to receive the Idaho College of Distinction designation.
The National Council on Teacher Quality ranked Northwest Nazarene University's college of education as one of the "Best Value" colleges of education in the State of Idaho.
Northwest Nazarene University was named as having one of the most affordable Pastoral Care and Counseling programs in the U.S. The ranking was created by identifying all regionally accredited institutions that offer a graduate degree in pastoral counseling and closely related fields and then using the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator Database to identify the 25 most affordable based on graduate tuition and fees.
Christian Universities Online has ranked Northwest Nazarene University #15 overall on its list of the best value Christian Online MBA programs in the U.S. for 2015. The ranking was developed by first focusing on schools with fully online MBA programs. The follow categories were used to rank the schools: the number of MBA concentrations, tuition costs and whether or not the program has a special business school accreditation.
The Students Before Profits Award was created to promote nonprofit colleges and universities offering online degree programs that put students before profits and education before the bottom line. Northwest Nazarene University was ranked #2 overall for Best Online Doctorates in Education.
Christian Universities Online ranked Northwest Nazarene University #28 overall on its list of Best Value Christian College and Universities. This ranking focuses on a comparison of quality and affordability.
Students on Cappex.com named Northwest Nazarene University one of America’s top 25 schools. Compiling the results of over 1.4 million student reviews, Cappies winners were determined across six categories. NNU was awarded the distinction of 8th Safest College.