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Technology plays a vital role at Northwest, where students receive laptops and textbooks as part of their tuition. The University’s spring enrollment remains strong with 6,001 students, according to numbers released by the University's Office of Enrollment Management.

Technology plays a vital role at Northwest, where students receive laptops and textbooks as part of their tuition. The University’s spring enrollment remains strong with 6,001 students, according to numbers released by the University's Office of Enrollment Management. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Feb. 27, 2013

Northwest announces spring enrollment totals

Northwest Missouri State University’s spring enrollment is 6,001, according to numbers released by the University's Office of Enrollment Management.

“Enrollment at Northwest remains strong this spring, especially among students who are working toward completing a degree in a specific field,” said Bev Schenkel, Northwest’s dean of enrollment management. “Northwest provides an excellent value to students, and our academic offerings continue to be desirable by students in our region.”

This spring, Northwest enrolled 5,214 undergraduate students and 787 graduate students. Total full-time equivalencies are 5,048, and total credit hours are 74,487. 

Full-time equivalencies is a ratio used to represent a theoretical student enrolled in courses totaling 15 undergraduate hours, or 12 hours for graduate students.

Schenkel noted the University continued to show growth in several new student segments, which include first-time freshmen, returning undergraduates, first-time graduate students and high school dual enrollment students. 

International enrollment saw an increase with international students representing 4 percent of Northwest’s total headcount; minority enrollment represents about 12 percent of the total head count.

When comparing Northwest’s 2013 spring enrollment total, the University recorded its highest spring enrollment in 2010 when it enrolled 6,348 students. The University recorded its second-highest spring enrollment last year with 6,277 students.

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a comprehensive university that offers 140 undergraduate degree programs, 36 master degrees programs, and one doctorate program in cooperation with the University of Missouri-Columbia. In addition, laptops and textbooks are included in tuition, ensuring all students have access to the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. The textbook rental program saves students an average of $1,168 per year.

With its mission centered on focusing on student success – every student, every day, Northwest consistently outperforms its peers and national groups in student satisfaction. In a recent national student engagement survey, 90 percent of first-year students at Northwest rated their experience as “good” or “excellent,” and 87 percent of seniors said they would choose Northwest again if they could start over their college career. Additionally, 95 percent of Northwest graduates report finding work or continuing their education within six months of leaving Northwest.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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