Accreditations & Accolades
Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. HLC accredits degree-granting, post-secondary educational institutions in the United States. Northwest was most recently reaffirmed for accreditation by the HLC in November 2018.
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
- Northwest online programs are accredited by Missouri State Board of Education.
The Northwest Missouri State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN, via distance education) program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
The Northwest Missouri State University Master's in Nursing Program (via distance education) is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
- Recognized as a Military Friendly® School with the Silver designation by VIQTORY media (2023-24)
Recognized by CEO Magazine in their "Global Online MBA Rankings" (2022)
Named Military Friendly® School by Victory Media for 11 consecutive years, representing the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country for delivering the best experience for military students.
Ranked among the top 100 “Top Performers on Social Mobility” by U.S. News & World report (2022).
Ranked #23 among the “Best Colleges in Missouri” by CollegeFactual.com (2022).
Ranked among the Top 5 “Public Universities in Missouri” by Niche.com (2022).
Ranked #31 among the “Top Public Schools, Regional Universities Midwest” by U.S. News & World Report (2022).
Recipient of the “Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award” from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (2018, 2006). Northwest is the third institution in the nation to earn the award twice since its inception in 2002.
Ranked #6 among the "Most Affordable Online MBA Management Programs" by GetEducated.com (2022)
Ranked #8 among the "Most Affordable MBA Marketing Online Programs" by GetEducated.com (2022)
Northwest Missouri State University is ranked No. 31 in "Best Online RN to BSN Programs" by EduMed (2023).
Northwest Missouri State University is ranked No. 13 in "Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology" by EduMed (2023).
Northwest Missouri State University is ranked #1 among the "Best Online Colleges in Missouri" by SR Education Group (2020)
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