Xinyang, the city where Xinyang Normal University (XYNU) lies in, is located in south Henan, adjacent to Anhui to the east and Hubei the north, posing as a key city among the Hubei-Henan-Anhui area and a strategic spot between the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers. Known to be a most habitable city with excellent tourism resources for its pleasant climate and inviting scenarios, Xinyang is also a place full of inspiration and entrepreneurship.
In 1978, XYNU was accredited by the State Council of China to enroll students in four-year-degree courses and in the following year became one of the first academic institutions in China entitled to confer BA degrees. XYNU was further guaranteed the qualification to award MA degrees to applicants with equivalent education background, Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree, Master of Translation and Interpreting (MTI) and Master of Engineering degrees, Master of Physical Education (MSPE) and Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) degrees, respectively.
It is the only university awarded the title of “National Role Model in Ethical and Cultural Progress” in Henan for three consecutive times.
XYNU was entitled glorious University within the national education analysis program in 2007.
XYNU was appointive National leader in moral and Cultural Progress in 2009.