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Located in San Diego, California, Point Loma Nazarene University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

383 Master's Degrees

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Point Loma Nazarene University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at PLNU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#131 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards PLNU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#49 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#73 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#91 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#94 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#135 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#137 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Point Loma Nazarene University?

Location of Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact details for PLNU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2899
Phone: 619-849-2200
Website: www.pointloma.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Diego-CA/Point-Loma-Nazarene-University/26060837166
Twitter: https://twitter.com/plnu

Point Loma Nazarene University Graduate Student Diversity

1,364 Graduate Students
73% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,364 graduate students at PLNU, 27% are male and 73% are female.

Gender Diversity at  PLNU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Point Loma Nazarene University graduate students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of PLNU Graduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 66
Black or African American 47
Hispanic or Latino 470
White 606
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 146

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Point Loma Nazarene University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at PLNU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Germany, and Canada.

Online Learning at Point Loma Nazarene University

200 Took All Classes Online
1,027 Took At Least One Class Online
73.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at PLNU. In 2017-2018, 1,027 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at PLNU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 57th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of PLNU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Point Loma Nazarene University was 73.1%. This is the #256 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at PLNU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of PLNU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 21%
Business, Management & Marketing 21%
Health & Physical Education 8%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at PLNU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at PLNU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #7
Health & Physical Education #7
Theological & Ministerial Studies #14
Theology & Religious Vocations #18
Nursing #38
Health Professions #58
Business Administration & Management #62
Business, Management & Marketing #77

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Point Loma Nazarene University Graduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Education 0 142 142
Business Administration & Management 0 107 107
Health & Physical Education 0 52 52
Nursing 3 25 28
Special Education 0 26 26
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 19 19
General Biology 0 8 8
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 4 4
TOTAL 3 383 386

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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