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A member of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA) with accreditation of all degrees conferred up and through the master's level.

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Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
30 N LaSalle St Ste 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
(312) 263-0456

South Central Region of the Church of the Nazarene

An approved four-year senior college.


  • Approved for teacher education by the Oklahoma State Board of Education.
  • Approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
  • A member of the Oklahoma Independent College Foundation.
  • A member of the Oklahoma Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

National Accreditation

  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

*Note: The standard for all state colleges and universities in Oklahoma, in order to transfer credits to another state, is Regional accrediting.

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Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More