Northwest Missouri State University Overview
Northwest Missouri State University is a public institution situated in Maryville, Missouri. Maryville is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.
What Is Northwest Missouri State University Known For?
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Northwest.
- In 2017-2018, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
Northwest Missouri State University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Northwest has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Northwest.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Northwest has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Northwest Missouri State University?
Contact details for Northwest are given below.
|Address:||800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468-6001|
How Do I Get Into Northwest?
You can apply to Northwest online at: https://www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/apply/index.htm
Admission Requirements for Northwest
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Northwest?
Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.
Average Test Scores
About 3% of students accepted to Northwest submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 510 and 600.
Can I Afford Northwest Missouri State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Northwest, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,533 a year. That adds up to $26,132 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Northwest is 9.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Northwest Missouri State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,785 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,813 full-time undergraduates at Northwest, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwest Missouri State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||258|
|Hispanic or Latino||191|
Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Northwest Missouri State University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 37 countries are represented at Northwest. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nepal, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Northwest Missouri State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northwest has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 28th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Northwest
The following table shows how Northwest is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||#1||#1|
|Geography & Cartography||#1||#1|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#37||#28|
|Health & Physical Education||#38||#31|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#61||#21|
Online Growth Rankings of Northwest
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest Missouri State University was 67.9%. This is the #546 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northwest regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Northwest majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||48%|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||75%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||38%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||62%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Northwest ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Northwest.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Geography & Cartography||#16|
|Health & Physical Education||#37|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#40|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||#40|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#50|
|Instructional Media Design||#63|
|Business Administration & Management||#318|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#427|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Northwest Missouri State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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