Skip to content


Unapologetically Christian Community


Unapologetically Christian University in Ohio

Who we are: In Christ.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is an award-winning Christian university in Ohio. Here you’ll find on-campus and online degree programs built to fuel your passion, solidify your identity, and clarify your life’s calling.  

Deepen your relationship with Christ through Chapel, small groups, and community service opportunities.

Nurture your interests and passions with a quality liberal arts education as you identify your calling.

Become a global citizen as you combine your faith, your vocation, and your humanity to make the world a better place.

How Will You Attend MVNU?



Explore our stunning main and downtown campuses in the heart of Mount Vernon, Ohio with award-winning degree programs and a variety academic majors.



Get the best of MVNU anywhere, anytime with bachelor’s and master’s programs designed to help you balance your education with work, family, and other priorities.

Dual Enrollment & CCP

Want to earn college credits in high school? We’ve got you.

Life-changing education for world-changing careers

Since 1968, MVNU has been raising up generations of Christian believers who seek to learn and serve wholeheartedly as part of a collective call to be the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). Come to MVNU, and we’ll help you discover your calling while providing local, national, and global service.

grad cap and coin icon

Best Job Placement Rate In Ohio

MVNU was awarded the Best Job Placement Rate in Ohio by for 2021 & 2022.

throwing grad caps icon

94% of MVNU Graduates

are employed or enrolled in advanced studies within one year of graduation.

classroom icon

Top-Notch Professors

are experts at sparking your intellectual curiosity, many holding the highest-possible degrees in their fields.

MVNU Students Shine Bright

Henry Shobert

Class of 2023

Katie Cundiff

Class of 2023

Maya Kidd

Class of 2026

See MVNU for yourself

Find your path

We’ll help you choose an on-campus or online program that fits God’s call on your life.

Schedule a Visit

Get an in-person or virtual tour of campus and get answers to your most pressing questions.


Kick off your application process today and get all the information you need to finish fast.

Featured News

The REC unveiled

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University students arrived on campus with a new multi-purpose gathering space that is expected to be a new campus hot spot. Located on the first floor of Hyson Campus Center, The REC is an expansion of the Recreational Equipment Center, where students have free access to outdoor equipment…


MVNU faculty, staff recognized at University Dinner

Mount Vernon Nazarene University celebrated the contributions of faculty and staff with newly-elected President Dr. Carson Castleman during the recent University Dinner.

The annual event recognizes long-term service and peer-nominated awards and serves as an official kick-off to the academic year.


Upcoming Events

Site Designed and Developed by 5by5 - A Change Agency