Northwest Missouri State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,015
10.1% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,197
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.63%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
85.6%
6,877 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
8,505
62.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
52.8%
670 Graduates

About

Northwest Missouri State University is a higher education institution located in Nodaway County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Northwest Missouri State University were General Educational Leadership & Administration (235 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (150 degrees), and Curriculum & Instruction (136 degrees).

In 2022, 2,420 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Missouri State University. 61.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,961 degrees), 25.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (78 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Missouri State University is $6,015, which is $−17,981 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Missouri State University is $6,015, which is $−17,981 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,197.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending Northwest Missouri State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,015
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northwest Missouri State University was $6,015. The cost of tuition at Northwest Missouri State University is $−17,981 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,197
2022 Value
3.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northwest Missouri State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,197. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northwest Missouri State University grew by 3.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,122
Room and Board
$400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Missouri State University was of $10,122 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.19% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Northwest Missouri State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.25% with respect to 2021, when 80% 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.
1.63%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Missouri State University was 1.63%, which represents 23 out of the 1415 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northwest Missouri State University received 6,877 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.3% annual growth. Out of those 6,877 applicants, 5,884 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.6% acceptance rate.

There were 8,505 students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University in 2022. 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwest Missouri State University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,884
Accepted Out of 6,877

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwest Missouri State University was 85.6% (5,884 admissions from 6,877 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 85.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.3%, while admissions declined by −2.32%..

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage (2022)
24
Scores Submitted (2022)

2% of enrolled first-time students at Northwest Missouri State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwest Missouri State University had a total enrollment of 8,505 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University is 5,310 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,195. This means that 62.4% 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 75% White, 3.96% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% Black or African American, 2.62% Two or More Races, 0.823% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.7%), followed by White Male (31.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.9%), followed by White Male (10.9%) and Black or African American Male (1.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,505 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University is 5,310 and the part-time enrollment is 3,195. This means that 62.4% of students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2022 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 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Northwest Missouri State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,382 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    337 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    323 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwest Missouri State University is 75% White, 3.96% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% Black or African American, 2.62% Two or More Races, 0.823% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 283 students (3.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 576 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Missouri State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Missouri State University is white (1,961 degrees awarded). There were 25.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (78 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Northwest Missouri State University is General Educational Leadership & Administration (235 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (150 degrees) and Curriculum & Instruction (136 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Education (1,078 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (38 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees).

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 (1,663,652 people), Software developers (630,298 people), Secondary school teachers (519,093 people), Other managers (442,771 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (350,357 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University in 2022 are Education (1,078 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (38 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (182 degrees), and Social Sciences (98 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Education (1,078 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (38 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (182 degrees), and Social Sciences (98 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,003,786 people), Computer Systems Design (791,872 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (618,164 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (360,779 people), and Legal services (293,868 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Education (1,078 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (38 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (182 degrees), and Social Sciences (98 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Missouri State University was General Business Administration & Management with 95 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

922
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,498
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 922 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Missouri State University, which is 0.615 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,498).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Missouri State University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.537 times less than the 268 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 268 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Missouri State University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 1.86 times more than the 144 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% 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, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northwest Missouri State University is Female and Asian (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.13% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,961 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    78 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Missouri State University is white (1,961 degrees awarded). There were 25.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (78 degrees).

1.94% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,251 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    710 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwest Missouri State University is white female (1,251 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (710 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Missouri State University has an endowment valued at nearly $42.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.6%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Northwest Missouri State University had a total salary expenditure of 127M. Northwest Missouri State University employs 74 Assistant professors, 65 Associate professors and 49 Instructors. Most academics at Northwest Missouri State University are Male Assistant professor (39), Male Associate professor (35), and Female Assistant professor (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University are: Service, with 94 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 76 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees.

Endowment

$42.3M
2022 Endowment
5.83%
decline from 2021

Northwest Missouri State University has an endowment valued at about $42.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Missouri State University declined 5.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.28M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$49.7M
2022 Salaries
5.65%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northwest Missouri State University paid a median of $49.7M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($127M) and a 5.65% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.3M
Instructional Salaries
223
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northwest Missouri State University paid a total of $15.3M to 223 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
94 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University were Assistant professor with 74 employees, Associate professor with 65 employees, and Instructor with 49 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University were Service with 94 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 76 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University was Male Assistant professor with 39 employees, Male Associate professor with 35 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 35 employees.

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

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