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Welcome to Northwest

Established in 1905 as the Fifth District Normal School in Missouri, Northwest has been anything but normal. Throughout our school's century-plus history, Northwest has embraced a unique way of supporting and uplifting students. Our profession-based learning is unmatched, and our hands-on experiences help students graduate career ready, day one.

64National Titles
46States represented by the student body
34Countries represented by the student body

Welcome to Titletown USA

Maryville is home to 12,000 residents. It's the perfect size to be a part of the community - not too big, not too small. 


I love Northwest because of the community. Northwest is like one big family, and I know I can always count on the people around me!

– Hannah Bush

Things to do in Maryville

Things to do in Maryville

Maryville has more to do than you think.

  • Visit the beach at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park.
  • Kayak at Colden Pond.
  • Enjoy a delicious treat or meal at one of our many local restaurants.
  • Throw axes, play paintball, catch a movie or shop at one of our boutiques on the square.

Things to do

Safe Campus

Northwest was named Safest College Campus in Missouri by Your Local Security.

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See how Northwest helps students learn through profession-based experiences.

Profession-based Learning