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