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Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University is a state university in Maryville, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1905 as a teachers college, it offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Location

Address
800 University Drive
City
Maryville
State
MO

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
5542
Total Graduate enrollment
815
In State Tuition Fees
4288
Out State Tuition Fees
9289
ACT Score
22
SAT Score
1069
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.36
Male Female Ratio
45:55
Acceptance Rate
73%
Student Faculty Ratio
22:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Bobby The Bearcat
Colors
White Green
Conference
Great Northwest

College History

History

In 1905 the Missouri Legislature created five districts in the state to establish teaching standards or norms (hence the original name Normal school) in a state teacher college network. Maryville won the competition for the Northwest district with an offer to donate 86 acres (34.8 ha) (on coincidentally the northwest corner of town) and $58,000 on the site of a Methodist Seminary. The other districts in the network were to be at Kirksville (Northeast - now Truman State), Cape Girardeau (Southeast), Springfield (Southwest - now Missouri State), and Warrensburg (Central - now Central Missouri). The original mission of the school, initially known as the Fifth District Normal School, was to teach elementary school teachers. Classes began on June 13, 1906 with a lab school teaching Maryville's children (that was eventually named the Horace Mann school) in kindergarten through third grade. The school was later expanded to a full-fledged high school before dropping back to its current configuration of kindergarten through sixth grade. Class of 1948 bell In 1919 the school was renamed Northwest Missouri State Teacher's College, and with that the ability to grant baccalaureate degrees. In 1949 the name was shrunk to Northwest Missouri State College by the Board of Regents.

College Specialty

Specialty

Northwest Missouri State University focuses on student success - every student, every day.

Alumni

Alumni

Jason R. Brown - a Republican leader in the Missouri House of Representatives Pat Danner - a former U.S. representative from Missouri Leonard Lenihan - a Democratic leader in New York Bill Siebert - former member of the Texas House of Representatives from San Antonio Mike Thomson, Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives Professional athletes and sports figures include: Jack McCracken, an AAU basketball player from the 1930s and 1940s who in 1962 was enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Gary Gaetti - Major league baseball player Chris Greisen - Arena Football League starting quarterback for the Georgia Force Tony Miles - Canadian Football League wide receiver; school's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns Xavier Omon - National Football League (NFL) running back and 2008 6th round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills Mike Peterson - NFL tight end Jamaica Rector - NFL wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals Shane Twins - professional wrestlers Ed Tillison - National Football League (NFL) running back and 1992 11th round draft pick of the Detroit Lions Mel Tjeerdsma - Northwest's national champion winning coach, and most winning DII post-season coach with 22 victories. Dave Tollefson - NFL defensive end for the Oakland Raiders Seth Wand - NFL offensive lineman for the Tennessee Titans Steve Williams - NFL defensive tackle for the New England Patriots

Campus

Campus

Rural, 240 acres (97.1 ha)

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