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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

June 11, 2015

Northwest-Kansas City Center offering business, education, parks and rec degree completion programs

Northwest Missouri State University is offering bachelor’s degrees in business management, elementary education, and parks and recreation management at its Kansas City Center to serve students who prefer to live in the Kansas City area and obtain a Northwest degree.

The completion programs, which begin this fall, include courses taught by a combination of full-time faculty members and adjunct instructors while providing students with the personal, one-on-one attention Northwest delivers. A marketing program also is being added and will begin in spring 2016.

“We have students in the Kansas City area who want to be Bearcats, but their employment and other commitments sometimes make it difficult for those students to complete their degrees,” said Bev Schenkel, Northwest’s dean of enrollment management. “We’re excited to be able to offer the convenience of these completion programs and serve students at our Northwest-Kansas City Center.”

To enroll, students must have completed at least 24 hours of transferable, college-level coursework and have a 2.00 cumulative college grade-point average. Students who have completed less than 24 hours or coursework will be considered for admission on the basis of freshman admissions requirements.

To learn more, or to apply, visit, or call 800.633.1175.

Northwest’s Kansas City Center is located on the campus of the Metropolitan Community College Maple Woods Campus, 2601 N.E. Barry Road, and is one of two Northwest outreach centers; the University also maintains a St. Joseph center in addition to its main campus in Maryville. With an enrollment of more than 6,700 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

The University, founded in 1905, boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is about 20 percent higher than the national average. In addition, 98 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Additionally, textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the state, saving students an estimated $7,200 over four years. To learn more, visit

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468