- 4 Year
- MARYVILLE, MO
U.S. News and World Report ranks Northwest among the top schools in the Midwest. Northwest Missouri State University is included on U.S. News and World Report’s list of “2024 Best Colleges,” which ranks the institution among the top 25 public regional universities in the Midwest. Learn More
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Northwest Missouri State University is home to a beautiful campus filled with caring individuals. People say "it's different here", and they're right. Northwest provides you with the tools you need to thrive, day one.
With 100+ academic programs to choose from, Northwest is home to great thinkers, innovators, athletes, change-makers, and more. On-campus students receive textbooks and a laptop included with tuition and fees, saving students $6,800 over four years. Northwest focuses on affordability by awarding students $22 million in scholarships and grants annually.
At Northwest, you'll find people who are kind, welcoming, and passionate about Bearcats. Northwest faculty and staff support students inside and outside of the classroom and connect students to campus resources that aid in student success. With a focus on profession-based learning, 97% of Northwest students earning a bachelor's degree secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation.
Northwest Missouri State University Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Elementary Education125 Graduates
- Business97 Graduates
- Agricultural Business63 Graduates
- Communications62 Graduates
- Marketing62 Graduates
- Social Psychology49 Graduates
- Psychology47 Graduates
- Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies39 Graduates
- Information Science37 Graduates
- Early Childhood Education33 Graduates
Cybersecurity at Northwest
Information security jobs will grow by 35% in the next decade. Cybersecurity at Northwest is a nationally recognized program. Students will take courses like digital forensics, ethical hacking and more.
- Mix of Online and on Campus27%
- On Campus61%
- Friend Material42%
- Academically Challenging5%
- Home away from home5%
Northwest Missouri State University Reviews
The professors are very helpful and know their course work. My professors are well equipped to help me understand course material and genuinely want their students to do their best. I have easily made friends to share my university experience with and I cannot wait to see what lies in my future as a proud Bearcat!