Olivet Nazarene University is a top-10 best value among regional universities in the Midwest, according to the 2017 Best Colleges Guide published by U.S. News & World Report, the most widely recognized annual analysis of its kind.
In addition, U.S. News ranks Olivet among the best regional universities in the Midwest. Complete 2017 Best Colleges rankings and data are available at usnews.com
U.S. News defines best-value schools as those that are above average academically and cost considerably less than many other schools after accounting for financial aid awarded in the form of need-based grants and scholarships.
“The college search is subject to greater scrutiny than ever as students and their families seek value — the best-quality education for a reasonable cost,” said Dr. Carol Maxson, Olivet’s vice president for Academic Affairs. “Year after year, tomorrow’s leaders arrive at Olivet to find the value they’re seeking — and so much more.”
Ninety-nine percent of Olivet students receive financial aid via awards from federal, state, institutional and other sources. Students benefit from more than $110 million in financial aid awarded annually.Academic
majors at Olivet reflect national trends toward studies in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — as students respond to forecasts for plentiful career opportunities over the next decade. Nursing continues to be the most popular area of study for undergraduate and graduate students. Biological sciences have seen a 27 percent enrollment increase over the past five years. In the School of Engineering, enrollment has increased 19 percent just since fall 2015. Steady growth also continues in the School of Business, where enrollment has increased 57 percent since 2011.For more information about all Olivet has to offer, contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-648-1463.