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Facts About Northwest

  • Northwest was recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its consistently high student retention and graduation rates.
  • Northwest has an extraordinarily active Alumni Association, which has raised millions of dollars for scholarship programs such as the American Dream Grant.
  • Northwest has and continues to develop emerging-technology programs and facilities that allow students to acquire the skills most in demand by employers.
  • Northwest provides a laptop computer and high-speed connectivity to every student who lives on campus. Wireless access is available in a growing number of locations.
  • Northwest has an outstanding Division II intercollegiate athletics program, and its teams consistently compete for regional and national championships.
  • Northwest operates Horace Mann Laboratory School, one of only two campus-based teacher training institutions in Missouri.
  • Northwest is committed to environmental responsibility, and its pioneering alternative fuel operation has saved more than $10 million in energy costs since 1982.
  • Northwest is nationally recognized for its Culture of Quality and has won the Missouri Quality Award three times, the only institution of higher learning in the state to do so.