Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University Admissions and School Information

Located in Maryville, Missouri, Northwest Missouri State University awards associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees. Postbaccalaureate and postmaster's certificates are also available.

General Information on Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University has been committed to environmental awareness and sustainability since 1982. One of the school's flagship green initiatives is the use of alternative fuels. Fuels like wood chips, paper pellets and animal waste provide more than 80% of the thermal energy needed to run the campus. Extensive recycling campaigns are also among the university's initiatives. Several organizations--on both state and national levels--have recognized Northwest Missouri Sate for its conservation efforts.

Business and education are the most popular areas of study at the university. While business programs enroll the most students annually, the education department touts the highest number of programs. The education department also awards the most graduate degrees each year. Many of the programs in these departments have long-standing traditions since the school's founding in 1905.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Last year 74% of 5,000 students who applied to Northwest Missouri State University were accepted. Students interested in applying should prepare high school records, GPA, records of school rank, proof of completion of a college preparatory program, ACT/SAT scores and TOFEL scores (if applicable) in order to be considered for admission.

Colleges of Northwest Missouri State University

College of Arts and Sciences

Students interested in studying art, biology, chemistry, music, mathematics, nursing or a number of other subjects can find a home at the College of Arts of Sciences. In total, there are 71 degrees available at this college, including a unique online master's degree in applied GIScience (geography information science) designed for working professionals in industry or public sector fields.

College of Education and Human Service

This college is home to the Professional Education Unit, a group of programs that has been continuously accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954. The department is also accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Nearly 250 new teachers come out of this program each year. The College of Education and Human Services offers programs in family and consumer sciences, physical science and psychology as well.

Booth College of Business and Professional Studies

Accounting and economics, agriculture, marketing and management, computer science and mass communications programs make up the Booth College of Business and Professional Studies. All programs are writing-intensive and make use of outreach initiatives. Northwest Missouri State supports its mass communications students with two radio stations, a television station, a video production unit, a weekly newspaper and a regional travel magazine.

Contact Information

  • Address: 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468
  • Phone Number: (660) 562-1212