Originally established in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university that also offers graduate degree programs. Northwest is a true advocate of hands-on experience. For instance, in their Horace Mann Lab School students majoring in education get a true inside view of what teaching is all about. Northwest offers several other opportunities for hands-on experiences including internships, the University farm for agriculture majors, on-campus radio and television stations and volunteer work. Northwest currently has around 7,000 students. This size of campus offers great opportunities for students to succeed socially, as well as academically. With a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1, students never feel like a number and receive personalized attention from faculty. The mission of the Department of Computer Science/Information Systems is to develop and enhance an individual's professional competence in the areas of computer and related technologies.
Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. Northwestern is recognized both nationally and internationally for the quality of its educational programs at all levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the University's undergraduate programs among the best in the country.
The EECS Department has well-equipped instruction and research laboratories for electronic circuits, digital circuits, solid-state electronics, biomedical electronics, communications, microwave techniques, real-time control systems, holography, fiber-optics, coherent light optics, digital systems design, computer systems (including distributed and parallel systems), security, networking, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and robotics. We are proud of our internationally renowned faculty, state-of-the-art research equipment, and the considerable resources offered by a great university. We combine those advantages with an uncommon commitment to our students, thus attracting the best applicants.