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

262 Undergraduate Degrees
588 Graduate Degrees
$19,508 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
80% Acceptance Rate

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Northwest Missouri State University Rankings

Northwest is ranked #6 out of 27 schools in Missouri.

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
#10 Best Value Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’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
#3 Best Secondary School Administration/Principalship Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#5 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Educational Administration College Factual
#20 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#27 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Education College Factual
#68 Best General Educational Leadership & Administration Schools College Factual
#81 Best Educational Administration Schools College Factual

Where Is Northwest Missouri State University?

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Contact details for Northwest are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Phone: 660-562-1212
Website: 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 considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Northwest?

80% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 80%, Northwest may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northwest Missouri State University  ( 480 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Northwest Missouri State University  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800
Northwest received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Northwest Missouri State University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Northwest Missouri State University  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Northwest Missouri State University  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Northwest Missouri State University?

$19,508 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Northwest is $19,508. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Northwest Missouri State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,813 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,482 undergraduate students at Northwest, with 4,813 being full-time and 669 being part-time.

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There are also 1,785 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,813 full-time undergraduates at Northwest, 41% are male and 59% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 41
Black or African American 258
Hispanic or Latino 191
White 3,978
International Students 117
Other Races/Ethnicities 228

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

1,856 Took All Classes Online
4,040 Took At Least One Class Online
67.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,040 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 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

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Northwest Missouri State University was $8,500 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $14,458. 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
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities #1 #4
Computer Teacher Education #3 #1
Multilingual Education #4 #4
Bilingual & Multilingual Education #4 #4
Special Education #55 #37
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 #382 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northwest regardless of major.

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
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities #1
Curriculum & Instruction #50
Curriculum & Instruction #50
General Educational Leadership & Administration #59
Instructional Media Design #63
Educational/Instructional Technology #63
Special Education #79
Educational Administration #82

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 Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 26 200 226
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 149 149
Elementary Education 125 0 0 125
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 31 0 86 117
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 57 57
Early Childhood Education 33 0 2 35
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 0 25 0 25
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 24 24
Music Education 15 0 0 15
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 12 0 3 15
Agricultural Teacher Education 12 0 0 12
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 11 0 0 11
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 10 10
Art Education 6 0 0 6
Mathematics Education 6 0 0 6
Science Education 0 0 4 4
English & Language Arts Education 3 0 0 3
Social Science Teacher Education 3 0 0 3
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 0 0 2 2
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 2 0 0 2
Biology Education 1 0 0 1
Chemistry Education 1 0 0 1
Spanish Education 1 0 0 1
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 0 0 0 0
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 0 0 0 0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 0 0
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Computer Teacher Education 0 0 0 0
History Education 0 0 0 0
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 0 0 0 0
Secondary Education 0 0 0 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 262 51 537 850

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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