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About Northwest Missouri State University

Originally established in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university that also offers graduate degree programs.

Quality Academics

Northwest offers 135 undergraduate programs and 36 graduate's programs. The Business, Education, Geography and Agriculture departments graduate the largest number of students each year. Career Services offers an "Exploring Majors" fair where students can learn about different majors on campus and find which major is the perfect fit for them.

Northwest currently has around 7,000 students. This size of campus offers great opportunities for students to succeed socially, as well as academically. With a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1, you never feel like a number and receive personalized attention from faculty.

Students

Total Students

6,593

Student Ratio
Female 55%
Male 45%

Faculty

Total Faculty

783

Student/Faculty Ratio
21 : 1
 

Tuition

Estimated Cost

$24,526

Admissions

Total Applicants

5,009

Admitted

75%

Enrolled

28%

Test Scores

SAT Math

480-630

SAT Reading

370-470

SAT Writing

ACT Composite

20-25

Students & Faculty

Students
  • 6,593Total Students
  • 2,963Male Students
  • 3,630Female Students
  • 806Total Intl Students
  • 403Intl Male Students
  • 403Intl Female Students
Faculty
  • 783Total Faculty
  • 417Male Faculty
  • 366Female Faculty
  • 21:1Student/Fac Ratio

Admissions

5,009
total applicants

75%
admitted (3754)

28%
enrolled (1407)


SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
480-630
Math
370-470
Reading
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
20-25
Composite
17-24
Math
18-24
English

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.


Other Requirements:
TOEFL?
Required
Admissions Test Scores?
Neither required nor recommended
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Required
Recommendations?
Neither required nor recommended
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

Accounting
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Advertising
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chiropractic
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Deaf Studies
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Earth Science Teacher Education
Ecology
Economics, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Technology
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family Systems
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager
Geography
Geography, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
History Teacher Education
History, General
Horticultural Science
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
Intermedia/Multimedia
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Nutrition Sciences
Organizational Communication, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
Pre-Optometry Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Public Administration
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Reading Teacher Education
Rhetoric and Composition
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Psychology
Social Science Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sports Communication
Statistics, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Voice and Opera
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Writing, General

Admissions

The ESL Program is open to all students who wish to improve their English language skills. You must have completed high school (secondary school).

You can find more information at the Northwest Missouri State ESL Profile

The ESL Program is different from the undergraduate program at Northwest Missouri State University. If you want to study in the undergraduate program after you improve your English, you should apply to the Northwest Admissions Office at the same time.

If you have all the necessary qualifications for admission to the University, you will receive tentative acceptance. This means that you will be able to enter the University immediately after you complete your English studies by receiving a score of 500 on the Institutional TOEFL (or 61 iBT).

Student Employment

Northwest has plenty of job opportunities available for students on campus. Each fall and spring trimester, the university employs 950 students, giving them opportunities and skills they can carry onto their future careers.

Career Services

The Career Services office at Northwest helps their students choose a major, supports them to find an internship, search for jobs and provides career guidance and critiques for job interviews, resumes, cover letters, and networking.

Jobs after Graduation

Northwest strives to prepare students for successful careers and we believe it is important to continuously evaluate the post-graduation status of our graduates.

Career Services surveys the previous academic year graduates and organizes the data to provide a view of “first destination” employment and continuing education statistics. The data reported is six months after graduation (industry standard).

Of undergraduates 97% secure employment or continue education within six months of graduation

  • Agricultural Sciences - Job placement=98.2% Continuing Education=8.8%
  • Behavioral Sciences - Job placement=97.27% Continuing Education=36.4.8%
  • Business - Job placement=98.3% Continuing Education=16.3%
  • Communication & Mass Media - Job placement=96.3% Continuing Education=8.5%
  • Professional Education - Job placement=99.1% Continuing Education=16.8%
  • Fine & Performing Arts - Job placement=92.9% Continuing Education=14.3%
  • Health & Human Services - Job placement=95.7% Continuing Education=23.9%
  • Humanities & Social Sciences - Job placement=97.9% Continuing Education=25.5%
  • English and Modern Languages - Job placement=95.5% Continuing Education=31.8%
  • Mathematics, Computer Science & Information Systems - Job placement=93.6% Continuing Education=2.1%
  • Natural Science - Job placement=94.1% Continuing Education=47.%

Textbooks and Laptop Included

Studying just got a little easier. Students at Northwest save $7,200 over four years in textbook and laptop fees with the school's rental program.
  • Rental of your primary textbooks is included in your tuition and fees.
  • Full-time undergraduate (at least 12 credit hours) and graduate students (at least 9 credit hours) will also receive a fully loaded laptop to use while studying at Northwest.
  • Northwest students save time and money by not having to find, buy and resell textbooks, and on-campus technical support is provided to students.

Northwest Missouri State University on Flickr

Hayston Wilson and Katie Stevens hiking up a waterfall in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO.

Hayston Wilson and Katie Stevens hiking up a waterfall in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO.

Family Day 2015

Family Day 2015

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

AJ Hinson representing Northwest in the Cayman Islands!

AJ Hinson representing Northwest in the Cayman Islands!

The Electronic Campus and Computing Museum

Northwest Missouri State University has been directly and indirectly involved in computing technology since 1945 when Northwest alumnus Jean Jennings Bartik became one of the first computer programmers.

Jean was one of only six women involved in programming the ENIAC, the world's first Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. She also went on to program the UNIVAC I, the world's first commercial computer.

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