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Northwest Missouri State University

About Northwest

Quality academicsOriginally 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 graduate'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.

Visit the Campus Laptop Computers Program to learn more.


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

Profession-Based Experience

Profession-Based ExperienceNorthwest is a true advocate of profession-based 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 profession-based 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.

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