Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468-6001



About Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University is classified as a college or university with a large master's program. Colleges and universities with a large master's program typically award over 200 master's degrees and less than 20 research doctorate's during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor's degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master's degrees in arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within the education field. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,051
Student Age% Under 2585%
 % 25 and Over15%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time82%
 % Part-time18%
Race/Ethnicity% White83.3%
 % Black4.7%
 % Asian0.8%
 % Latino2.0%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown3.2%
 % International student4%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNo
Religious AffiliationNo religious affiliation
Campus settingTown/Rural
Intitution typePublic
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Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemTrimester
Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted71%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled38%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPARequired
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800 / 800
 SAT Writing390 / 800560 / 800
 SAT Math390 / 800580 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3624 / 36
 ACT English19 / 3625
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math18 / 3624 / 36
Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$0
 Graduate Application Fee$0
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,638
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,919
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid96%
 % Undergraduates with Loans58%
 % Undergraduates with Grants93%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$5,574
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$500
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,650
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,500
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
Median Age22.9
Median Household Income$31,289
Total Population11,812
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Age 0-954.0%46.0%
 Age 10-1767.8%32.2%
 Age 18-2447.9%52.1%
 Age 25-2965.4%34.6%
 Age 30-3956.7%43.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White93.8%
 % Black2.6%
 % Asian2.1%
 % Latino2.4%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%
On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,650
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$454
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50069.6%96.3%45.4%
 $500 to $74930.4%2.3%51.7%
 $750 to $9990.0%0.0%1.4%
 Over $10000.0%1.4%1.4%

(Data sourced from the U.S. Census American Community Survey and the U.S. Department of Education.)

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