Northwest Missouri State University Ranks Among Top Schools in Midwest

MARYVILLE, MO – Northwest Missouri State University is included on U.S. News and World Report’s list of 2024 Best Colleges, which ranks the institution among the top 25 public regional universities in the Midwest.

Northwest came in at No. 22 on the list of public regional universities in the Midwest, which is an improvement of 13 spots from number 35 last year. The ranking places Northwest third among public schools in Missouri, trailing only Truman State University and the University of Central Missouri.  Additionally, Northwest ranks number 33 among regional universities in the Midwest and second among Missouri public institutions on U.S. News’s list of “Best Colleges for Veterans,” a new ranking this year.

U.S. News evaluated nearly 1,500 U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on measures that reflect academic quality and graduate outcomes, including first-year retention rates, graduation rates, financial resources and results of peer assessment surveys.