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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.


Total Students


Student Ratio
Female 56%
Male 44%


Total Faculty


Student/Faculty Ratio
22 : 1


Estimated Cost



Total Applicants






Test Scores

SAT Math


SAT Reading


SAT Writing

ACT Composite


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


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
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
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
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
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
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Earth Science Teacher Education
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
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, 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
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
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
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
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
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
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Studying in Missouri

Many international students choose to study in Missouri due to the state's highly ranked and prestigious universities. New reports show a substantial increase in the number of international students in Missouri by more than 18 percent over last year. Because of this growth, Missouri was recently ranked the 16th state in the nation for its ability to attract international students.
Read our full article on studying in Missouri

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Knacktive kickoff, fall 2015

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