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Why Northwest?

The middle of everywhere.

The middle of everywhere.

Yep, you read that right. Everything a college town needs and nothing it doesn’t. We are an active campus with a championship culture. Our goal is student success – every student, every day. We go beyond hands-on learning with profession-based learning. The kind of training that allows a student to know if they are on the right path for their individual journey. At Northwest, we support students in every facet of the college journey.

Discover what it’s like to be a Bearcat!

Maryville, Missouri
Main Campus
Dr. Lance Tatum

Founded for success

Northwest has a history of bringing up educators, innovators and leaders since 1905. With 11 academic schools and departments and more than 200 degree programs, students can follow their passion with the support they need to succeed. Students come to Northwest and find a home away from home.

9,664 enrollment
80% retention rate
37% of Northwest college students are first-generation

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Right size. Right price.

We understand college is a big investment. Why not attend somewhere where we are invested in you?

  • $22 million in scholarships and grants awarded annually
  • Textbooks and laptops are included for our undergraduate on-campus Maryville and Kansas City campus students.
  • Graduation rate in the 95th percentile of peers
  • 97% of graduates find a job within six months of completing their degrees

Your place to get involved.

Northwest is home to the Hughes Fieldhouse, Bearcat Stadium and Bearcat Arena, where national championship athletes compete and national acts perform. Find a new interest or sharpen your skills with our 150+ student clubs and organizations. The Student Success Center is available to help you succeed in the classroom. Also, with hundreds of events and activities outside of the classroom, there are endless ways to make friends and memories and experience our time-honored traditions as well as create some of your own.

Title town USA

Division II, MIAA
Bobby Bearcat
Intercollegiate Sports
Men's Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Tennis, Track and Field

Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

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Eleven schools and departments. Endless pathways.

At Northwest, we have a program for just about every interest. 200+ majors and programs, award-winning faculty, and profession-based learning are the perfect recipe for a top-notch collegiate experience.