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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.

School Information

800 University Drive
Maryville, Missouri 64468-6001
P: (660) 562-1212
F: (660) 562-1900
Calendar: Trimester
Locale: Town: Remote
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Common name(s): Northwest

Students & Faculty

  • 8,322Total Students
  • 3,623Male Students
  • 4,699Female Students
  • 327Total Intl Students
  • 208Intl Male Students
  • 119Intl Female Students
  • 783Total Faculty
  • 417Male Faculty
  • 366Female Faculty
  • 22:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 10,638

Out of State Tuition

$ 500

Books & Supplies

$ 7,926

Room & Board

$ 2,617

Other Expenses

$ 21,681



total applicants

admitted (4779)

enrolled (1595)

SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile

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:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Neither required nor recommended

Degrees & Programs

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Geography, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, 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
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Management Information Systems, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Organizational Communication, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Reading Teacher Education
Rhetoric and Composition
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Psychology
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Statistics, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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