Northwest Nazarene University Men's Baseball


  • Top 44% in men's baseball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 3% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division II
  • Top 31% in men's baseball in Division II for ACT score
  • Top 28% in men's baseball in Division II for SAT score
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Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
15 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Midsize
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Dorms Coed
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Christian Studies
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 10
Biomedical Sciences, General 5
Ecology 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 14
Business Administration and Management, General 31
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 0
Business/Commerce, General 0
Business/Managerial Economics 2
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0
Management Information Systems, General 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other 6
Communication, General 0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 0
Mass Communication/Media Studies 11
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 3
Art Teacher Education 1
Biology Teacher Education 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 14
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 3
History Teacher Education 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Music Teacher Education 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 0
Social Science Teacher Education 0
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 1
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 0
Engineering, General 8
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 0
Physical Therapy/Therapist 3
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 49
History, General 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 17
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 7
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 0
Outdoor Education 0
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 0
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 15
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies 21
Philosophy 4
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 2
Religion/Religious Studies 0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 1
Physics, General 0
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 0
Psychology, General 11
Psychology, Other 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 21
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs 2
Political Science and Government, General 5
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies 0
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology 3
Pastoral Studies/Counseling 0
Religious Education 0
Religious/Sacred Music 0
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 0
Youth Ministry 1
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 0
Drawing 0
Fine/Studio Arts, General 0
Graphic Design 8
Music Performance, General 1
Music Theory and Composition 1
Music, General 0
Music, Other 2
Voice and Opera 0

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