MidAmerica Nazarene University

Olathe, KS 66062

MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a private university in Olathe, Kansas, with undergrad and graduate degree programs. MNU was founded in 1966 by the Church of the Nazarene as a Christian liberal arts college. The campus is located on 105 acres of land in Olathe, which is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. MNU now offers over 50 undergraduate majors and 7 graduate degrees. Undergraduate students that do not live with family in the area must live in the campus housing. The school also requires students to attend chapel services and adhere to their moral policy. 

MNU provides students with a few undergraduate nursing programs and an MSN program. The undergrad programs include accelerated BSN, traditional BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN programs, which are all accredited by the CCNE. When enrolled in the traditional BSN program, students take liberal arts and the prerequisite classes during their first two years. The school recently opened a Virtual Patient Center, to give nursing students hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art learning laboratory. The nursing programs are student-centered, which encourages students to solve problems and seek answers. The school also provides students with clinical experience at a variety of local healthcare facilities. 


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio7:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Church of the Nazarene
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 42 168
Master's degree 1 45
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/16/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT910 to 1200
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,050/credit
In State Students$1,050/credit
Out of State Students$1,050/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$472/credit
In State Students$472/credit
Out of State Students$472/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $47,250 $47,250 $47,250
ADN 70 $73,500 $73,500 $73,500
BSN 125 $131,250 $131,250 $131,250
FNP 50 $23,600 $23,600 $23,600
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of MidAmerica Nazarene University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 51% $3,979
Other Federal Grant 17% $836
State Grant & Scholarships 21% $2,813
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $17,395
Federal Student Loans 74% $5,477
Private Loans 4% $12,166


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$19,858
$30,001 to $48,000$16,894
$48,001 to $75,000$17,089
$75,001 to $110,000$20,358
Over $110,000$26,246

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.

MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 E College Way
Olathe, KS 66062

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