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Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest at a Glance

The numbers don't lie. At Northwest, our students have a wide selection of academic programs and student organizations. Our students are active on campus, give back to their community, and are much more successful at completing their education than the national average. Our students receive one-on-one attention from our faculty. But don't just take our word for it - check out the proof.


135 undergraduate programs

More than 115 majors, 70 minors

95% of tenure and tenure-track faculty have the highest degree in their fields

Academics at Northwest

Student Success

95% of graduates find employment or continue their education within 6 months of graduation

71% national average student athlete success rate; 83% student athlete success rate at Northwest

45% national average graduation rate of moderately selective schools; 58% Northwest graduation rate

Student Success at Northwest


More than 150 student organizations

More than 70% of our students are active in at least one student organization

More than 900 of our students are employed on campus

Our students volunteer more than 23,000 hours each year to the community, region, state and world

Involvement at Northwest

Green Campus

85% of thermal energy needs provided by alternative fuels

1,700 tons of paper and cardboard recycled each year

15 tons of plastic and aluminum recycled each year

1,300 trees on campus, the Missouri State Arboretum

Green Campus at Northwest