A-Z Index

Mission, Vision and Values


Northwest Missouri State University focuses on student success - every student, every day.


We will be THE university of choice for a comprehensive, exceptional student experience.


  • Student success
  • Scholarship and life-long learning
  • Intercultural competence
  • Collaboration
  • Respect and integrity
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellence

Core competencies (STIR)

  • Safe: Preventative-based systems ensure students, employees, visitors, friends and the community can learn, live and work in a safe environment.
  • Trusted: Northwest employees do the right things for the right reasons; our genuineness and sincerity result in a culture of institutional integrity.
  • Invested: Employees invest in student success on a personal level, resulting in rewarding relationships that benefit all involved.
  • Resourceful: We provide high value through drive and resilience, and thus achieve maximum results.