Northwest Missouri State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,335

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,262

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.89%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

74.1%

5,382 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

6,530

82.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.2%

676 Graduates

About

Northwest Missouri State University is a higher education institution located in Nodaway County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest Missouri State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (113 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (96 degrees), and General Psychology (77 degrees).

In 2016, 1,682 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Missouri State University. 53% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,194 degrees), 24.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Missouri State University is $4,335, which is $-15,825 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Missouri State University is $4,335, which is $-15,825 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,262.

In 2016, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,335

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Northwest Missouri State University was $4,335. The cost of tuition at Northwest Missouri State University is $-15,825 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$11,262

2016 Value

6.77%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Northwest Missouri State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,262. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Northwest Missouri State University grew by 6.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,484

Room and Board

$400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Missouri State University was of $8,484 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.14% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Northwest Missouri State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.32% with respect to 2015, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

7.89%

2015 Default Rate

132

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Missouri State University was 7.89%, which represents 132 out of the 1673 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Northwest Missouri State University received 5,382 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.45% annual growth. Out of those 5,382 applicants, 3,986 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,530 students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University in 2016, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwest Missouri State University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,986

Accepted Out of 5,382

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwest Missouri State University was 74.1% (3,986 admissions from 5,382 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 74.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.45%, while admissions grew by 6.18%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

74

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Northwest Missouri State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwest Missouri State University has a total enrollment of 6,530 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University is 5,359 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,171. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Missouri State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.9% White, 5.34% Black or African American, 3.42% Hispanic or Latino, 2.94% Two or More Races, 0.704% Asian, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0766% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.5%), followed by White Male (32.7%) and Black or African American Male (3.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (14.1%), followed by White Male (10.9%) and Black or African American Male (0.907%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,530 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University is 5,359 and the part-time enrollment is 1,171. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwest Missouri State University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Northwest Missouri State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,892

  2. Black or African American

    349

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    223

The enrolled student population at Northwest Missouri State University is 74.9% White, 5.34% Black or African American, 3.42% Hispanic or Latino, 2.94% Two or More Races, 0.704% Asian, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0766% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 141 students (2.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 100 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Missouri State University. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Missouri State University are white (1,194 degrees awarded). There were 24.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Missouri State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (113 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (96 degrees) and General Psychology (77 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Missouri State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (102 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (321 degrees), and Education (338 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,883,615 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (455,679 people), Secondary school teachers (323,200 people), Miscellaneous managers (293,824 people), and Education administrators (256,756 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Agriculture (102 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (321 degrees), Education (338 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), and Physical Sciences (39 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Agriculture (102 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (321 degrees), Education (338 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), and Physical Sciences (39 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,782,224 people), Computer Systems Design (554,210 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (415,512 people), Hospitals (270,637 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (167,217 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Agriculture (102 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (321 degrees), Education (338 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), and Physical Sciences (39 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwest Missouri State University.

Most Common

  1. 113 degrees awarded

  2. 96 degrees awarded

  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Missouri State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 113 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 791

  2. 891

In 2016, 791 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Missouri State University, which is 0.888 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (891).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 194 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Missouri State University in Computer Science, which is 1.98 times more than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 98 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Missouri State University in Computer Science, which is 0.505 times less than the 194 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 25% of students graduating from Northwest Missouri State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Missouri State University is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.33% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,194 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    49 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Missouri State University is white (1,194 degrees awarded). There were 24.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

1.07% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    686 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    508 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Missouri State University is white female (686 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (508 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Missouri State University has an endowment valued at nearly $30.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $261k (0.867%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Northwest Missouri State University had a total expenditure of $103M. Of that $103M, they spent $42.1M on salaries and $103M on benefits.

Northwest Missouri State University employs 88 Assistant professors, 56 Instructors, and 56 Associate professors. Most academics at Northwest Missouri State University are Male Assistant professors (51), Female Assistant professors(37), and Female Instructors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 98 employees, Service, with 96 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.1M

2015 Endowment

3.73%

growth from 2014

Northwest Missouri State University has an endowment valued at about $30.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Missouri State University grew 3.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.28M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.6M - Federal

  2. $2.21M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Northwest Missouri State University received $2.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.21M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$42.1M

Salary Expenditure

$103M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Northwest Missouri State University had a total expenditure of $103M. Of that $103M, they spent $42.1M on salaries and $103M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Northwest Missouri State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$42.1M

2015 Salaries

2.82%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Northwest Missouri State University paid a median of $42.1M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 2.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.13% growth from 2013 and a 4.22% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.6M

Instructional Salaries

243

Number of Employees

In 2015, Northwest Missouri State University paid a total of $14.6M to 243 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

88 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

98 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University were Assistant professor with 88 employees; Instructor with 56 employees; and Instructor with 56 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University were Business and Financial Operations with 98 employees; Service with 96 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University was Male Assistant professor with 51 employees, Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, and Female Instructor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northwest Missouri State University.

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