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April 21, 2017ST. JOSEPH, Mo. |  By: Coffey

Northwest to close St. Joseph facility

Northwest Missouri State University officials have announced the school will close its Northwest-St. Joseph location later this year. Reasons for the decision include the movement of computer programming to other locations and students' desires for access to the experience and services provided on the University's Maryville campus.

Northwest expects to save between $450,000 to $500,000 in the fiscal year 2018 budget by closing the Northwest-St. Joseph location. The closure will result in the elimination of one staff position.  

According to the University, Northwest has moved many of its face-to-face academic offerings in St. Joseph to online formats with the exception of one graduate program in information systems that started this year.  Northwest Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet says there will be no disruption in program delivery by closing the St. Joseph location.

Northwest's master's program in information systems will begin instruction on the Maryville campus this fall for new students and current students will transition by December.