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Sept. 3, 2015
Northwest Missouri State University’s School of Business is among the nation’s best, according to the consumer finance website NerdWallet.com.
Northwest was ranked No. 75 on the list of 100, which includes just four other Missouri schools.
“This is good news that helps validate what we are doing but encourages us to improve,” said Dr. Steve Ludwig, director of the School of Business.
The website reports Northwest’s $6,175 tuition – which ranks 16th among schools that made the list – and average aid package of $5,990. It also reports Northwest students graduate with an average debt of $23,264 but earn a median salary of $83,800 after 10 years.
NerdWallet researched 358 U.S. universities that offer business majors by looking at each institution’s affordability and prestige, how much graduates make and the amount of debt they carry after graduation.
Northwest’s School of Business, which operates within the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, offers bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, economics, business education, business management, economics, finance, international business and marketing as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. The School also offers online degrees in business management, marketing and MBA as well as degree completion programs in business management and marketing at Northwest-Kansas City.
Interdisciplinary programming provides students with opportunities to interact with area businesses and complete projects that prepare them for careers. Profession-based education experiences, such as the annual New Venture Pitch Competition and the Knacktive strategic communication agency, also help students enhance their abilities to work within a team and present ideas to business professionals.
About 99 percent of undergraduate students earning a degree from Northwest’s School of Business secure a job or continue their education within six months of their graduation, according to the most recent data.
Northwest is a four-year university that offers a broad range of profession-based undergraduate and graduate programs offered in Maryville as well as locations in Kansas City and St. Joseph.
The University is ranked as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri on U.S. News and World Report’s list of “2015 Best Colleges” and is one of only four four-year institutions in Missouri to meet all measures of the state’s performance-based funding initiative during the past three years.
The University, founded in 1905, boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is about 20 percent higher than the national average. In addition, 97 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.
While the Northwest campus also is designated the Missouri Arboretum, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and 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. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. To learn more, visit www.nwmissouri.edu.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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