From the very beginning of the Church of the Nazarene, education has been one of our very core commitments, and our IBOE schools remain one of the great treasures God has given us in the advancement of His mission in our world.

The Church of the Nazarene enjoys the blessing of a dynamic network of 52 colleges, universities, and seminaries in 35 countries, on six continents. Through this global network, more than 50,000 students choose to be educated annually in preparation to serve as pastors, teachers, scientists, artists, medical professionals, and in a wide array of other careers. Most importantly, students are being formed and trained as followers of Jesus and leaders who live and serve from a Christian worldview.

The International Board of Education (IBOE) serves the Church of the Nazarene system of higher education in advocacy, support, evaluation, and networking. This system of institutions includes 51 colleges, universities, and seminaries and is resolute in shaping Christlike disciples and servant-leaders for lifelong service and global impact.

The institutions are located in more than 120 world areas on six continents and serve a richly diverse student body offering phenomenal opportunities for the more than 50,000 students who annually make Nazarene institutions their schools of choice.