Northwest Missouri State University.

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, MO4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University is a public university in Maryville, Missouri. It has an enrollment of about 7,100 students. Founded in 1905 as a teachers college, its campus is based on the design for Forest Park at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and is the official Missouri State Arboretum. The school is governed by a state-appointed Board of Regents and headed by President John Jasinski. The Northwest Bearcats compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division II) and Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association for men's and women's sports.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, and master's degrees
  • 5,065 students
  • 0.15 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Northwest Missouri State University

Animal Sciences
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Animal Sciences, Fine Arts, Biology, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management, and International Business.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

3,801 students out of 5,129 applicants were accepted into Northwest Missouri State University. They had an average SAT score of 1124. 3% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 97% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Northwest Missouri State University was $12,908, while for in-state students it was $7,657. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $17,223.

The average financial aid at Northwest Missouri State University is $7,374. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $5,534 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Northwest Missouri State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

77% of undergraduate students at Northwest Missouri State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Northwest Missouri State University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Missouri State University was of $8,714 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400.

Diversity at Northwest Missouri State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017