Nazarene schools ranked among best in Nation for 2021

Nazarene schools ranked among best in Nation for 2021

Nazarene News Staff
| 24 Sep 2020
College Rankings

Once again, U.S. News & World Report named several Nazarene institutions of higher education among "America's Best Colleges." The publication recently released its rankings for 2021.

Rankings are broken down into specific categories. The first 75 percent of schools in each category are given individual rankings. The next group of schools is in a "rank not published" section listed in alphabetical order, followed by an "unranked" section.

National Universities
Schools in the National Universities category, such as Harvard University and Princeton University, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master's programs, and doctoral degrees. These colleges are also committed to producing ground-breaking research.

One Nazarene school was placed in the National Universities category (click on the school's name for U.S. News profile):

Trevecca Nazarene University (Rank No. 298-389; Nashville, Tennessee; Dan Boone, president)

Regional Universities
Regional Universities offer a full range of undergraduate programs and some master's programs but few doctoral programs. Regional Universities include Villanova University, The Citadel, Butler University, and Gonzaga University.

These rankings are split into four regions: North, South, Midwest, and West.

Seven Nazarene universities were placed in this category (click school for U.S. News profile):

Eastern Nazarene College (North No. 41-53; Quincy, Massachusetts; Timothy Wooster, chief executive officer)

MidAmerica Nazarene University (Midwest No. 91; Olathe, Kansas; David J. Spittal, president)

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Midwest No. 71; Mount Vernon, Ohio; Henry W. Spaulding II, president) 

Northwest Nazarene University (West No. 50; Nampa, Idaho; Joel Pearsall, president) 

Olivet Nazarene University (Midwest No. 60; Bourbonnais, Illinois; John C. Bowling, president)

Point Loma Nazarene University (West No. 13; San Diego, California; Bob Brower, president)

Southern Nazarene University (West No. 68; Bethany, Oklahoma; Keith Newman, president)

For more information, see

For the publication's methodology in creating its 2021 rankings, click here.

For more information on Church of the Nazarene schools in the U.S. and around the world, visit the denomination's International Board of Education website:


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