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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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