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Northwest Missouri State University Overview

Northwest Missouri State University is a public institution located in Maryville, Missouri. Maryville is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Northwest Missouri State University Known For?

1,103 Undergraduate Awards
$19,038 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Northwest is the post-master's certificate.
  • In 2017-2018, 81% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Northwest.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value General Agriculture Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Northwest has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations College Factual
#21 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#32 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#38 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#47 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#92 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Northwest Missouri State University?

Location of Northwest Missouri State University

Contact details for Northwest are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Phone: 660-562-1212
Website: https://www.nwmissouri.edu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/NWMOState

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

Submission Required?
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 required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Northwest?

74% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Northwest Missouri State University is 74%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

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 470 and 555. Math scores were between 520 and 625.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northwest Missouri State University  ( 470 to 555 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Northwest Missouri State University  ( 520 to 625 )
200
800
Northwest received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Northwest Missouri State University  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Northwest Missouri State University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Northwest Missouri State University  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Northwest Missouri State University?

$19,038 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
7.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Northwest is $19,038. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Northwest, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,076 a year. That adds up to $24,304 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northwest is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Northwest Missouri State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,954 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,710 undergraduate students at Northwest, with 4,954 being full-time and 756 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Northwest

There are also 1,394 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,954 full-time undergraduates at Northwest, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Northwest

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwest Missouri State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Northwest Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 39
Black or African American 266
Hispanic or Latino 183
White 4,068
International Students 150
Other Races/Ethnicities 248

Geographic Diversity

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

936 Took All Classes Online
2,452 Took At Least One Class Online
43.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at Northwest. In 2017-2018, 2,452 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northwest has changed over the last few years.

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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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Northwest

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest Missouri State University was 43.9%. This is the #536 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
Curriculum & Instruction 98%
Education 38%
Educational Administration 75%
Multilingual Education 25%
Special Education 6%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 14%

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 #3
Multilingual Education #5
Instructional Media Design #14
Marketing #16
Teacher Education Subject Specific #18
Social Sciences #19
Special Education #22
Educational Administration #38
Education #101
Business Administration & Management #136
Business, Management & Marketing #174

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.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 135 0 2 137
Educational Administration 0 0 19 99 118
Business Administration & Management 0 69 0 48 117
Computer Science 0 0 0 98 98
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 68 0 19 87
Communication & Media Studies 0 71 0 0 71
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 70 0 0 70
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 70 0 0 70
Computer Information Systems 0 34 0 26 60
General Psychology 0 59 0 0 59
Child Development & Psychology 0 52 0 0 52
Marketing 0 51 0 0 51
Special Education 0 26 0 23 49
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 45 45
General Biology 0 38 0 1 39
General Agriculture 0 27 0 3 30
Geography & Cartography 1 13 6 10 30
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 28 28
Plant Sciences 0 23 0 0 23
Accounting 0 22 0 0 22
Animal Science 0 20 0 0 20
Health Sciences & Services 0 19 0 0 19
Finance & Financial Management 0 17 0 0 17
Chemistry 0 17 0 0 17
Computer Software & Applications 0 15 0 0 15
Industrial Production Technology 0 15 0 0 15
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 14 0 0 14
Student Counseling 0 0 0 13 13
Criminology 0 13 0 0 13
Mathematics 0 7 0 5 12
Management Information Systems 0 11 0 0 11
Homeland Security 0 11 0 0 11
Wildlife Management 0 10 0 0 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 9 0 0 9
Political Science & Government 0 9 0 0 9
History 0 8 0 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 0 8 0 0 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 7 0 0 7
Human Resource Management 0 7 0 0 7
General English Literature 0 3 0 4 7
Allied Health Professions 0 7 0 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 0 7 0 0 7
Writing Studies 0 6 0 0 6
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 5 5
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 5 0 0 5
Business/Managerial Economics 0 4 0 0 4
International Business 0 4 0 0 4
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 4 4
Romance Languages 0 3 0 0 3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 3 0 0 3
Economics 0 3 0 0 3
Design & Applied Arts 0 3 0 0 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 2 0 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 0 2 0 0 2
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 2 2
Human Development & Family Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Other Agriculture 1 0 0 0 1
Biological & Physical Science 0 1 0 0 1
Music 0 1 0 0 1
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0
Nursing 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 1,101 25 435 1,563

References

*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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