Northwest Missouri State University

Missouri - United States


About Northwest

Originally established in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university that also offers graduate degree programs.

Quality Academics

Northwest offers 135 undergraduate programs and 36 master's programs. The Business, Education, Geography and Agriculture departments graduate the largest number of students each year. Career Services offers an "Exploring Majors" fair where students can learn about different majors on campus and find which major is the perfect fit for them.


Every full-time student receives a laptop computer to use throughout the school year.

Northwest has implemented a rental program where students pay only $6 per credit hour for their textbooks.

Northwest is a true advocate of hands-on experience. For instance, in our Horace Mann Lab School students majoring in education get a true inside view of what teaching is all about. Northwest offers several other opportunities for hands-on experiences including internships, the University farm for agriculture majors, on-campus radio and television stations and volunteer work.

The Right Size

Northwest currently has around 7,000 students. This size of campus offers great opportunities for students to succeed socially, as well as academically. With a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1, you never feel like a number and receive personalized attention from faculty.


Northwest Missouri State University focuses on student success - every student, every day.


We will be THE university of choice for a comprehensive, exceptional student experience.


Student success

Scholarship and life-long learning

Intercultural competence


Respect and integrity

Strategic thinking



English and Modern Languages

Fine and Performing Arts

Humanities and Social Sciences

Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems

Natural Sciences

Agricultural Sciences


Communication and Mass Media

English Requirements

Graduate Undergrad
Paper-based TOEFL 550 500
Internet-based TOEFL 79 61
Academic IELTS 6.5 5.5
PTE Academic 53 44


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