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A Christ-Centered Community


A Christ-Centered Community

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.

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Best Job Placement Rate In Ohio

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

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94% of MVNU Graduates

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

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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.

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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

Castleman inaugurated as MVNU’s 8th President

“As we start a new chapter here at MVNU, I am reminded today of the new opportunity set before each of us,” said Dr. Castleman. “I say ‘us’ because today is not simply about me. It is about the ‘whole’ organization and the commitment to building on the past and forging ahead to a new and bright future together. Today is a day of decision and destination for us as a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world with the love of Jesus Christ. We must stake a claim today that we are going to move forward, honor the past, and, more importantly, move ahead and do things that many will not do.”


Goliards featured in Quarry Chapel concert

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Goliards Chamber Choir will present a spring concert on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m., in the Quarry Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. Goliards, an a cappella chamber choir, consists of 20 auditioned members under the direction of Mrs. Carrie Vail. This concert entitled “Beginnings &…


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