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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.13% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
4,305 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
71.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
423 Graduates


The median tuition at Olivet Nazarene University is $32,950, which is $740 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,302.

In 2016, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Olivet Nazarene University received 4,305 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.16% annual growth. Out of those 4,305 applicants, 3,345 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.7% acceptance rate.

There were 4,907 students enrolled at Olivet Nazarene University in 2016, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Olivet Nazarene University has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Olivet Nazarene University has a total enrollment of 4,907 students. The full-time enrollment at Olivet Nazarene University is 3,488 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,419. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at Olivet Nazarene University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Olivet Nazarene University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.6% White, 8.99% Black or African American, 7.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% Asian, 1.49% Two or More Races, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Olivet Nazarene University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.2%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.54%), followed by White Male (1.26%) and Black or African American Female (0.98%).

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In 2016, 679 more women than men graduated from Olivet Nazarene University. The majority of students graduating from Olivet Nazarene University are White. These 1,125 graduates mean that there were 8.52 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 132 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Olivet Nazarene University is Registered Nursing with 247 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 65 graduates and General Psychology with 43 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Olivet Nazarene University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Theology, with 75 graduates, followed by Philosophy and Religious Studies with 24 graduates and Education with 341 graduates.


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Olivet Nazarene University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $730,432 (2.57%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Olivet Nazarene University had a total expenditure of $92.1M. Of that $92.1M, they spent $35.1M on salaries and $12.6M on benefits.

Olivet Nazarene University employs 57 Professors, 40 Assistant professors, and 33 Associate professors. Most academics at Olivet Nazarene University are Male Professors (41), Female Assistant professors (26), and Male Associate professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Olivet Nazarene University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 101 employees, Management, with 56 employees, and Service with 55 employees.



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