Northwest Nazarene University

Private, Four-years School Located in Nampa, ID

Save to My School
How much is the NNU tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, NNU's tuition & fees is $36,298 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $51,472 when a student lives on-campus.

NNU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$36,298
Books & Supplies Costs$1,264
On-campus Room & Board$10,500
On-campus Expenses$3,410
Off-campus Room & Board$10,116
Off-campus Expenses$4,832
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$38,312

How Much Does it Cost to Go to NNU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $166,479 at NNU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $244,853. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $148,464.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$38,312$54,195$32,013
Sophomore (2024-25)$40,437$58,574$35,161
Junior (2025-26)$42,681$63,390$38,678
Senior (2026-27)$45,049$68,695$42,612
4 Years Total$166,479$244,853$148,464
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$40,437$58,574$35,161
Sophomore (2025-26)$42,681$63,390$38,678
Junior (2026-27)$45,049$68,695$42,612
Senior (2027-28)$47,548$74,549$47,019
4 Years Total$175,716$265,207$163,470
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$42,681$63,390$38,678
Sophomore (2026-27)$45,049$68,695$42,612
Junior (2027-28)$47,548$74,549$47,019
Senior (2028-29)$50,186$81,017$51,960
4 Years Total$185,465$287,650$180,269
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$45,049$68,695$42,612
Sophomore (2027-28)$47,548$74,549$47,019
Junior (2028-29)$50,186$81,017$51,960
Senior (2029-30)$52,971$88,174$57,505
4 Years Total$195,754$312,435$199,096
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$47,548$74,549$47,019
Sophomore (2028-29)$50,186$81,017$51,960
Junior (2029-30)$52,971$88,174$57,505
Senior (2030-31)$55,910$96,107$63,736
4 Years Total$206,615$339,847$220,220

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, NNU' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Idaho, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $15,883.
Northwest Nazarene University$36,298
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Idaho Four-years Colleges$15,933
Public Schools$6,245$16,149
Private Schools$15,883

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between NNU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Northwest Nazarene UniversityNampa, ID$36,298$11,293
Hope International UniversityFullerton, CA$35,700$14,916
Mount Marty UniversityYankton, SD$31,500$9,995
Southwest Baptist UniversityBolivar, MO$26,970$5,520
Aurora UniversityAurora, IL$27,420$14,586
Quinnipiac UniversityHamden, CT$51,790$20,740
Western Colorado UniversityGunnison, CO$22,837$16,050
Mississippi University for WomenColumbus, MS$7,866$7,866
Saint Leo UniversitySaint Leo, FL$27,050$18,436
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWhitewater, WI$17,039$19,665
Utah Valley UniversityOrem, UT$17,830$22,945

Financial Aid and COA

At Northwest Nazarene University, 1,099 students (83%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $21,016.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at NNU is $30,456 for students living on-campus and $31,494 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 269 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $21,411 and the average amount of student loans is $7,582.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$51,472
COA (off-campus)$52,510
Tuition & Fees$36,298
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,174
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,212
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$30,456
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,494
Average Financial Aid$21,016
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,09983%$21,016
Pell Grants35627%$4,730
Federal Student Loan71554%$6,706
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid269100%-
Grants or Scholarships26799%$21,411
Federal Grants8331%$5,428
Pell Grants8331%$4,689
Other Federal Grants7829%$786
State/Local Grants218%$3,128
Institutional Grants26799%$19,478
Student Loan Aid17966%$7,582
Federal Student Loans17866%$5,112
Other Student Loans3312%$13,554

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

NNU's acceptance rate is 88.15%. A total of 2,843 applicants applied to and 2,506 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 275 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 10.97%.
To apply to NNU, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate88.15%85.49%89.88%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)10.97%13.75%9.25%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to NNU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,100 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,1009701,230
National Average1,168
Idaho Average1,092
SAT EBRW560490630
SAT Math540480600
ACT Composite232026
National Average24
Idaho Average25
ACT Math221826
ACT English221727

Student Population

Northwest Nazarene University has a total of 1,778 students including 1,140 undergraduate and 638 graduate students. By gender, there are 772 male students and 1,272 female students attending NNU. The school offers online degree programs and 409 students enrolled online exclusively (23.00% of all students).
Total2,044 7721,272
Undergraduate1,323 567756
Graduate721 205516

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered92 Programs
Online Program Offered12 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered18 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate88.19%
Student Population1,778
Graduation Rate58%
Retention Rate72%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties100 (Full-time), 87 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs283 (Full-time), 98 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$59,328
Average Staff Salary$48,575