Northwest Missouri State University

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $10,000 — $15,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    No

  • Top Programs

    Arts and Design, Business, Computer Science

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification

    HLC, ACBSP

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5 +, TOEFL: 61+, iTEP: 3.6

  • Social Media

Overview

Since 1905 Northwest Missouri State has been offering quality education at a low cost. Located in Maryville, Missouri, we are a public university with about 7,000 students and over 500 international students from about 35 countries.  

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission’s North Central Association, Northwest has several regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized programs of study, including:  

  • Computer Science
  • Emergency & Disaster Management
  • Nanoscale Technology
  • Business (Accounting, Economics, International Business, Management, Marketing)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Information Systems
  • Graphic Design/Interactive Digital Media
  • Cybersecurity
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Data Sciences/Analytics

Your Place to Learn 

With over 125 Bachelor’s and 40 Master’s programs, Northwest offers degree programs in many disciplines. All classes are taught by professors, with an average class size of 26 students. 

Students have many opportunities for directed research, as well as activities beyond the classroom to apply what they’ve learn.  Our award-winning faculty (STEMMY award, Fulbrights, Missouri Teaching Excellence award to name a few) are student-focused and willing to help and work with students inside and outside the classroom. All this translates in being Career-Ready when you graduate!

Your Place to Save

Northwest has scholarships for ALL undergraduate and graduate students.  Our Northwest International Achievement Scholarship gives undergraduate and transfer students in-state tuition, a savings of $6,200 per year. And our Merit Award ranges from $1,000-$4,000. 

Graduate students receive a $1,000 first-term award and are eligible to receive in-state tuition by maintaining a 3.30 GPA.  The full Master’s program may cost as little as $27,190 USD for all four terms, inclusive of everything except textbooks.

Before scholarships, a full year at Northwest for undergraduates—inclusive of ALL expenses—is $25,803 USD.  That includes tuition, housing, meals, laptop, textbooks, campus activities, fitness center, WiFi, Academic Support, orientation, airport pickup, and insurance. With scholarships, you may pay as little as $15,600 USD per year!

Your Place to Succeed

Northwest Missouri State has ranked among the top 30 SAFEST universities in the United States for the last three years.  U.S. News & World Report ranks Northwest the #1 Moderately Selective Public University in Missouri, and #21 in the Midwestern Region.

In 2017 Zippia.com listed Northwest Missouri State the Best University in Missouri for getting a job, and rating higher than the top schools in California, Florida, Washington and Arizona.

Northwest boasts a job placement rate of 97% for undergraduates and 99% for graduate students, and students may receive career counseling and assistance from our Career Services office.

Your Place to Call Home

Maryville is a small, rural community of 12,000 in the Midwest.  People here are friendly, welcoming, and eager to help.  While Kansas City is about 90 minutes away, Northwest hosts many big city events—lectures, concerts, plays, sporting events, movies—on campus, all free to students.  

And we have over 150 student organizations to get involved in outside the classroom.

Quality academics, personal attention inside and outside the classroom, generous scholarships, and a safe and nurturing environment—all this adds up to the Northwest difference!

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Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville MO 64468
P: 6605621367
Bachelor Degree
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