Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University is a coeducational, public, state university located in Maryville, Missouri, United States. It was established in 1905 as a teachers' college named Normal School. In 1919, the name was changed to Northwest Missouri State Teacher's College. In 1949, the name was changed again to Northwest Missouri State College. Finally, on August 14, 1972, the college was granted University status, which meant it could offer master graduate degrees, and it was given its present name.

The University's sports teams are called the Bearcats. The official mascot is Bobby the Bearcat. Northwest Missouri State University sponsors various sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, cross country, track/field, golf, and soccer.

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Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville , MO 64468-6001
General Phone: (660) 562-1212

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Northwest Missouri State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching314multilingual education, educational administration, educational supervision, elementary/middle school admin, secondary school administration, superintendency and administration, education of disabled, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Business and Management247business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts128Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, economics, geography, geography courses, political science, ...
Media90journalism, radio and television, organizational communications, public relations, advertising
Therapy and Counseling74psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, psychobiology, social psychology
Computer Science and Engineering57computer and info science, systems analyst, web design
Agricultural Science and Management51agriculture, agricultural operations, agricultural economics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy42parks and recreation management, recreational therapy, dietitian
Science42biology, anatomical sciences, marine biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Engineering Technician16industrial production tech
Construction Trades15apparel and textile marketing
Landscaping and Horticulture14agronomy, horticultural science
Family and Social Work13foodservice management, family studies, public administration
Animal Science and Care11animal science
Office and Administration8administrative assistant, business support services
Conservation and Resource Management7wildlife management
Fine Arts4fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts4theatre design, acting
Medical Support and Technology3clinical lab tech
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Mathematics2mathematics, statistics

Number of programs and degrees for Northwest Missouri State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree85474
Master's degree19526
Postbaccalaureate certificate424
Post-master's certificate181
Associate's degree371
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years21

Northwest Missouri State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwest Missouri State had a total enrollment of 6,511 students (5,746 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 35%
20-21 28%
22-24 18%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

Northwest Missouri State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 43 %

Northwest Missouri State Room and Board (2007)

Northwest Missouri State offers campus housing for 2,977 of its 5,746 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Maryville, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northwest Missouri State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440560
SAT Math480610
ACT Verbal1922
ACT Math1821
ACT Composite1922

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Northwest Missouri State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,530
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,307
Room and board $ 6,590
Room charge $ 3,850
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,080
Books and supplies $ 500
Other expenses $ 2,425

Financial Aid:
Northwest Missouri State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 249600)

Northwest Missouri State Faculty

Northwest Missouri State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3938
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3943

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year33$78,6405$76,446
Associate professoracademic year34$62,26917$60,705
Assistant professoracademic year47$53,26542$51,864
Instructoracademic year30$40,53838$42,219
All faculty totalacademic year144$58,555102$50,949

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northwest Missouri State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Track Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports66066

Northwest Missouri State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Engineering Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Geography, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General
Social Psychology

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