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Northwest Missouri State University

New Criminology Program

New Criminology Program

Learn more about our new Criminology program...set to launch Fall 2016.

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New Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

New Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

In order to serve students who wish to earn their bachelor's degree from Northwest while living in Kansas City, new completion programs will be available beginning Fall 2016. 

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Housing is Open

Housing is Open

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Become a Bearcat!

Become a Bearcat!

Connect to your community at Northwest Missouri State University.

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Bearcat Advantage

Bearcat Advantage

Out-of-state students* can earn in-state rates, saving students more than $6,000.

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New Fitness Center

New Fitness Center

Learn more about the new Foster Fitness Center.

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Transfer Students

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Why should you come to Northwest?

Quality Academics

Northwest offers 127 major programs. Ninety-five percent of our tenure track faculty has the highest degree in their fields, and our classes are taught by full-time professors, not graduate assistants. Our faculty will challenge you academically while providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career.

Affordability

Northwest is one of the most affordable universities in the Midwest. Northwest offers a variety of automatic scholarships based on your GPA. Use our net price calculator to see your actual cost to attend.

Profession-Based Experience

In our Horace Mann Laboratory 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, volunteer work and more.

The Right Size

Northwest currently has about 6,600 students. This size offers great opportunities for students to succeed socially as well as academically. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 22-to-1, you will never feel like a number.

Student Success

Ninety-seven percent of Northwest graduates find employment or continue their education within six months of graduation. Northwest's graduation rate has continually topped our competitors.