Northwest Missouri State University
Founded as a teacher's college in 1905, today Northwest Missouri State University is a state university in Marysville, Missouri. Its campus is based on designs dating back to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and today is the official Missouri State Arboretum.
Marysville emerged the victor in the competition for the campus, offering an 86-acre donation as well as $58,000. Other competitors were the towns of Springfield, Cape Girardeau, Warrensburg and Kirksville.
Classes commenced in June 1906 with students ranging from kindergarten to third grade. Today there are three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services and the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies.
Students may choose amongst 27 general fields of study, including accounting, communication, English, mass media and nutrition. There are 124 majors, 72 minors and 19 pre-professional programs. Northwest Missouri also has certificate programs in business technology and farm operation.
The school has 6,831 students: 6,014 undergraduates and 817 graduate students. Laptops and textbooks are included in the cost of tuition at Northwest Missouri, saving students an estimated $1,168 yearly.
Northwest Missouri has been ranked amongst the top five energy-reducing schools by 2013 Campus Conservation Nationals and was the 2011 winner of the Annual Recycling Award from the Missouri State Recycling Program.
Known as the Bearcats, Northwest Missouri's team play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II, as well as the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association for both men and women's sports. The school has won three NCAA Division II football national championships and was a runner-up four times.
Northwest Missouri offers approximately $18 million a year in scholarships and grants, with more than 90 percent of incoming freshmen receiving some type of aid. Scholarships include freshman students, transfer students, continuing students and graduate students, while federal funding is available in the form of grants, loans and work-study.
The B.D. Owens Library has customizable collaboration spaces, personalized academic services and scholarly information resources.
Northwest Missouri has nine on-campus residence halls, four for freshmen and five for upperclass. There are also living learning communities, gender-neutral housing and family-student housing.
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Fax: (660) 562-1121
Contact: Beverly Schenkel
Dean of Enrollment Management
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
Total undergrads: 5,782
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,533
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,506
Graduate enrollment: 1,121
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $25
Online application fee: Free
Percent applicants admitted: 76%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 71%
Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations B
Arts, Visual & Performing
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Business, Management, & Marketing
Communications & Journalism
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Agricultural Education B
GIS technology B
English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Family & Consumer Sciences
Apparel/Textile Marketing Management B
Foreign Language & Literature
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
History – General B
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Mathematics – General B
Biological/Physical Sciences B
Natural Resources & Conservation
Alternative energy B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Philosophy & Religion
Industrial/Organizational Psychology B
Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor's degree
C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.