Don’t just take our word for it

Founded in 1907, Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, resulting in bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

Accreditations include:

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting, post-secondary education institutions, primarily in the 19 states that comprise the North Central region.

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • The Council on Social Work Education
  • The National Association of Schools of Music
  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • The baccalaureate degree, master’s degree, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs in nursing at Olivet Nazarene University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

  • The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Additional Recognition:

  • U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Olivet as one of America’s “Best Colleges.”
  • Olivet is also recognized as a “College of Distinction.”


Olivet has more than 35,000 alumni living in all 50 U.S. States and 60 world areas. Some of their success stories include:

  • Mark Phillips, chief, Office of Policy & Strategy for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Bradley Garvin, soloist, Metropolitan Opera, New York City
  • Dave Horton, director of field operations, Internal Revenue Service
  • Bill Slattery, M.D., a U.S. Top 50 otolaryngology specialist 
  • Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Women’s Health Research and chief of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Fertility Preservation, Northwestern University
  • Cecil Crawford, founder, Ticketmaster
  • Rebecca Ibrahim, mechanical engineer, testing submarine systems, U.S. Navy
  • Britni McDonald, broadcast news reporter, CBS 58, Milwaukee
  • Katie Kalemkarian, associate planner, TJ Maxx-Marshalls
  • Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, relationship experts, best-selling authors and popular speakers
  • Eric Ferren, Chief Financial/Strategy Officer for AllState 

Alumni have earned graduate degrees from schools like the Naval Aerospace Institute, Harvard, Boston University, Wharton Business School, and highly rated law schools — Stanford, Notre Dame, The Ohio State.


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