Northwest Missouri State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,501

3.83% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,778

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.9%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

74.1%

5,129 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,338

81.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

48.8%

723 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 (96 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees), and Agricultural Business Operations (65 degrees).

In 2017, 1,624 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Missouri State University. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,140 degrees), 19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Missouri State University is $4,501, which is $-16,232 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Missouri State University is $4,501, which is $-16,232 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,778.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,501

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwest Missouri State University was $4,501. The cost of tuition at Northwest Missouri State University is $-16,232 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,778

2017 Value

4.58%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwest Missouri State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,778. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwest Missouri State University grew by 4.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,558

Room and Board

$400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Missouri State University was of $8,558 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of room and board increased by 0.872% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Northwest Missouri State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 77% 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.

7.9%

2016 Default Rate

126

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Missouri State University was 7.9%, which represents 126 out of the 1594 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 5,129 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.7% annual decline. Out of those 5,129 applicants, 3,801 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,338 students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University in 2017, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwest Missouri State University has an overall enrollment yield of 32%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,801

Accepted Out of 5,129

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwest Missouri State University was 74.1% (3,801 admissions from 5,129 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 74.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.7%, while admissions declined by -4.64%.

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SAT Scores

3%

Submission Percentage

39

Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Northwest Missouri State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwest Missouri State University has a total enrollment of 6,338 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University is 5,171 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,167. This means that 81.6% 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 77.5% White, 5% Black or African American, 3.68% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 0.836% Asian, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.158% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.3%), followed by White Male (32.6%) and Black or African American Male (3.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (20%), followed by White Male (14.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,338 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University is 5,171 and the part-time enrollment is 1,167. This means that 81.6% of students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2017 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 73%. 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

    4,910

  2. Black or African American

    317

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    233

The enrolled student population at Northwest Missouri State University is 77.5% White, 5% Black or African American, 3.68% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 0.836% Asian, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.158% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 112 students (1.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 90 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Missouri State University. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Missouri State University are white (1,140 degrees awarded). There were 19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Missouri State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (96 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees) and Agricultural Business Operations (65 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 (154 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (320 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 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 (1,934,214 people), Software developers (439,067 people), Secondary school teachers (318,200 people), Other managers (287,122 people), and Education administrators (282,395 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Agriculture (154 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (320 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Education (295 degrees), and Communications (80 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Agriculture (154 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (320 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Education (295 degrees), and Communications (80 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 (2,864,072 people), Computer Systems Design (569,283 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (414,350 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (246,043 people), and Insurance carriers (168,524 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Missouri State University are Agriculture (154 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (320 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Education (295 degrees), and Communications (80 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Missouri State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 96 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 767

  2. 857

In 2017, 767 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Missouri State University, which is 0.895 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (857).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 193 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Missouri State University in Computer Science, which is 2.61 times more than the 74 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Missouri State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 8.6 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 26% 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, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Missouri State University is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.38% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,140 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Missouri State University is white (1,140 degrees awarded). There were 19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

1.29% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    667 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    473 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Missouri State University is white female (667 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (473 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Missouri State University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $197k (0.56%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Northwest Missouri State University had a total salary expenditure of $124M. Northwest Missouri State University employs 83 Assistant professors, 54 Instructors, and 52 Associate professors. Most academics at Northwest Missouri State University are Male Assistant professors (52), Male Associate professors(34), and Female Instructors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University are: Service, with 87 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 76 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 76 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.2M

2017 Endowment

13.9%

growth from 2016

Northwest Missouri State University has an endowment valued at about $35.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Missouri State University grew 13.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.09M 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. $2.65M - Federal

  2. $2.86M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northwest Missouri State University received $2.65M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.86M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$43.7M

2017 Salaries

5.64%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Northwest Missouri State University paid a median of $43.7M in salaries, which represents 35.3% of their overall expenditure ($124M) and a 5.64% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.92% decline from 2015 and a 2.82% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.3M

Instructional Salaries

229

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwest Missouri State University paid a total of $14.3M to 229 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

83 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

87 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University were Assistant professor with 83 employees; Instructor with 54 employees; and Instructor with 52 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University were Service with 87 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 76 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Missouri State University was Male Assistant professor with 52 employees, Male Associate professor with 34 employees, and Female Instructor with 33 employees.

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

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