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Northwest Missouri State University

I.1 Institution mission, historical context, and unique characteristics

Northwest Missouri State University is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year public, not-for-profit university located in Maryville, Missouri.  It was originally founded in 1905 as Missouri’s Fifth district Normal School.  Today, teacher preparation remains an integral part of Northwest’s Mission and is a university-wide responsibility. (click here for IR I.1 narrative)