Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, MO 64468
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Northwest Missouri State University is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in Missouri. The campus is located in Maryville town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,338 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,216 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 888 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%). Every year 50% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Northwest Missouri State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,501, and fees were $3,156. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,752 and $3,156 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students6,338
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 1

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1921 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT990 to 1180
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$319/credit
In State Students$319/credit
Out of State Students$538/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$380/credit
In State Students$380/credit
Out of State Students$621/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $14,355 $14,355 $24,210
ADN 70 $22,330 $22,330 $37,660
BSN 125 $39,875 $39,875 $67,250
FNP 50 $19,000 $19,000 $31,050
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of Northwest Missouri State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 38% $4,200
Other Federal Grant 9% $885
State Grant & Scholarships 37% $2,216
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 88% $5,785
Federal Student Loans 63% $5,386
Private Loans 4% $8,976


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,124
$30,001 to $48,000$8,141
$48,001 to $75,000$11,776
$75,001 to $110,000$14,561
Over $110,000$15,342

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

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