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Point Loma Nazarene University – Tuition & Success Analysis

San Diego, CA

Point Loma Nazarene University – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,986

Average annual cost of attendance: $30,718

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $22,884

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene

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Point Loma Nazarene University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $24,171

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $23,122

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $27,290

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $31,553

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $36,309


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Point Loma Nazarene University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Point Loma Nazarene University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 73%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 85%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $50,900

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 74%

Point Loma Nazarene University Admissions

Point Loma Nazarene University Acceptance Rate: 69%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 520 to 620

SAT Critical Reading: 510 to 620

SAT Writing: 510 to 610

ACT English: 23 to 30

ACT Math: 23 to 28

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Point Loma Nazarene University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Point Loma Nazarene University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 27%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 60%

Typical student debt: $22,884

Typical monthly loan payment: $243

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Majors at Point Loma Nazarene University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Point Loma Nazarene University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 8%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 19%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 6%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 1%
  • Education – 1%
  • Engineering – 2%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 3%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 5%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 21%
  • History – 1%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 3%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 1%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 3%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 9%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 1%
  • Social Sciences – 5%
  • Theology and Religious Vocations – 3%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 6%

For more information about the various majors at Point Loma Nazarene University, visit their website.

Point Loma Nazarene University Diversity


Overall Composition at Point Loma Nazarene University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Point Loma Nazarene University full time:  85%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Point Loma Nazarene University part time:  15%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Point Loma Nazarene University:  6%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 6%

Black: 2%

Hispanic: 24%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 7%

Unknown: 2%

White: 55%

Point Loma Nazarene University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 17.5

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.