Northwest Missouri State University Rankings

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In the World#2195 of 14178
In North America#680 of 2629
In the United States#623 of 2528
In Missouri#13 of 68
In Maryville#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
73%
Average SAT
1119
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
5,710
Graduates
1,394
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

Northwest Missouri State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate73%74%73%
Applicants9,0133,2515,762
Admissions6,6012,3934,208
Freshmen enrolled full time1,325513812
Freshmen enrolled part time30624

1,529 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,230 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
50 or 4%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 998
or below

75% of them
had 1240
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Northwest Missouri State University are 998-1240 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,291 or 96%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Northwest Missouri State University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White5654 (80%)
Nonresident Alien444 (6%)
Black or African American334 (5%)
Hispanic236 (3%)
Two or more races205 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown146 (2%)
Asian54 (0.8%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander12 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native9 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,025
Students receiving aid
98%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$4,956$6,004
Tuition in-state$4,956$6,004
Tuition out-of-state$10,738$6,004
Fee in-district$3,282$1,019
Fee in-state$3,282$1,019
Fee out-of-state$3,282$1,019

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,963
Combined charge for room and board$9,022
Room charge$5,272
Meal charge$3,750

Northwest Missouri State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Elementary Education and Teaching123
Business Administration and Management, General6848
Computer Science98
Educational Leadership and Administration, General93
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations69
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies68
Computer and Information Sciences, General3426
Psychology, General51
Curriculum and Instruction45
Social Psychology42
Biology & Biological Sciences, General381
Speech Communication and Rhetoric37
Communication, General32
Agriculture, General273
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, Other27
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching194
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities23
Marketing & Marketing Management, General21
Accounting20
Animal Sciences, General19
Health and Wellness, General19
Geographic Information Science and Cartography710
Chemistry, General17
Agricultural Teacher Education114
Industrial Production Technologies & Technicians, Other15
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design14
Dietetics & Dietitian14
Finance, General13
Criminology13
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services13
Agronomy and Crop Science12
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching12
Crisis & Emergency & Disaster Management11
Music Teacher Education10
Physiological Psychology & Psychobiology9
Management Information Systems, General9
Political Science and Government, General9
History, General8
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General8
Mathematics, General35
English & Language Arts Teacher Education7
Fine & Studio Arts, General7
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer7
English Language and Literature, General34
Geology & Earth Science, General7
Reading Teacher Education7
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography6
Horticultural Science6
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General6
Geography5
Pre-Veterinary Studies5
Writing, General5
Educational & Instructional Technology5
Social Science Teacher Education4
International Business & Trade & Commerce4
Art Teacher Education4
Business & Managerial Economics4
Business Teacher Education4
Bilingual and Multilingual Education4
Economics, General3
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education21
Mathematics Teacher Education12
Industrial and Organizational Psychology3
Graphic Design3
Secondary School Administration & Principalship3
Advertising2
Human Development and Family Studies, General2
Spanish Language Teacher Education2
Biology Teacher Education2
Business & Office Automation & Technology & Data Entry2
Elementary and Middle School Administration & Principalship2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor2
Spanish Language and Literature1
Music, General1
Biological and Physical Sciences1
Chemistry Teacher Education1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1
Secondary Education and Teaching1
History Teacher Education1
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision1
Sports Studies1
Grand Total1,000435
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate52%49%54%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 71%

Publications & Citations

Publications
740
Citations
11,022

Publication count by topic

Computer science
178
Psychology
139
Biology
51
Sociology
50
Chemistry
33
Political science
31
Mathematics
27
History
23
Physics
23
Business
19
Economics
19
Engineering
18
Geography
16
Environmental science
14
Geology
14
Materials science
14
Medicine
14
Philosophy
8
Art
7

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History666290
Psychology16323,884
Philosophy175119
Sociology1873400
Geology2029301
Political science2297111
Business2400392
Computer science2761993
Economics2849168
Physics2882267
Biology28971,794
Art29592
Mathematics3186381
Environmental science3251173
Geography364048
Materials science3787258
Engineering3799113
Medicine3861380
Chemistry4156347

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990913
1991536
1992527
1993832
1994620
1995222
19961028
1997536
1998836
199911127
20001066
20012467
20021197
200321131
200416172
200523207
200615255
200718259
200828304
200939420
201024460
201128648
201231646
201331677
201431782
201542779
201647781
201743710
201845739
201941822
2020311003

General info

Alternative namesNorthwest
NWMSU
Founded1905
WikipediaNorthwest Missouri State University
MottoA Higher Form of Higher Learning
Colorsbearcat green, white
Academic CalendarAugust to April. Also summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff716
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address800 University Drive
Maryville, Missouri, 64468-6001
United States
City population12,000
Phone6605621212
Fax+1 (660) 562 1121

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