Midwestern State University is a public four-year university located in Wichita Falls, Texas. MSU is the only public liberal arts college in Texas and is one of four independent public universities in Texas. MSU was founded in 1922 as Wichita Falls Junior College. Through the years, the school evolved and became Hardin Junior College, Hardin College, and finally Midwestern State University. Midwestern State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Demographics at Midwestern State University are as follows:
•More than 5,900 students enrolled (5,240 undergraduates)
•About 73 percent of undergraduate students and 21 percent of graduate students study full-time
•Approximately 57 percent of students are female
•About 60 percent of students are White
•Approximately 29 percent of students are over the age of 25 years old
•About 94 percent of students are from Texas
•The overall graduation rate is 40 percent
Midwestern State University offers 45 undergraduate programs and 28 graduate programs in the following schools of study: Dillard College of Business, Fain College of Fine Arts, Health Sciences and Human Services, Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, West College of Education, and the Graduate School. Additional programs offered include Continuing Education, seven Pre-Professional Programs, and the Intensive English Language Institute. Other special learning opportunities available include ROTC (Air Force), teacher certification, distance education, and study abroad. Approximately 31 percent of undergraduate students and 52 percent of graduate students are enrolled in distance education. More than 10 undergraduate and graduate degrees can be earned completely online through the Desire2Learn online platform. Study abroad experiences are offered through semester and summer programs in Central America, France, England, and Spain.
MSU’s campus lies on more than 250 acres of land with more than 50 buildings, numerous playing fields, and an outdoor recreational facility. More than 1,300 students live in six residential halls. Three of these halls are organized as traditional dorm-style complexes and three halls are organized as apartment complexes. On-campus room and board costs $7,087 per year.
Student life at Midwestern State University includes Greek Life, more than 100 student organizations, musical organizations, sports clubs, a campus newspaper, student-run television, intramural sports, and residence life. Greek Life includes more than 16 nationally-affiliated sororities and fraternities. Athletic teams at Midwestern State University include women’s track, men and women’s basketball, men’s football, men and women’s golf, men and women’s soccer, women’s softball, men and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball. “The Mustangs” participate in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference.
More than 2,000 students apply for admission to Midwestern State University each year and about 75 percent of those students will be accepted for admission. Students applying for admission must submit a completed application with the $25 application fee, official transcripts, and official ACT or SAT scores. To be eligible for acceptance, students must have earned a minimum score of 1500 on the SAT or 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Mathematics, and 24 Science scores on the ACT.
About 82 percent of undergraduate students at Midwestern State University receive financial aid each year. To apply for financial aid, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 (fall semester) and October 1 (spring semester). Applications filed after those dates will be considered as availability of funds and time permits. Forms of financial aid include grants and loans, academic and athletic scholarships, Federal Work-Study and student employment, graduate student aid, consortium agreements, TEXAS Grant, Mustangs Guarantee Program, Top 10% scholarship, TEACH Grant, Tuition Waivers, and MSU Payment Plans.
Tuition at Midwestern State University varies depending on the number of credits a student is enrolled in, the student’s residency, and the program of study. Full-time undergraduate students who are from Texas pay $7,632 per year in tuition and full-time out-of-state students pay $9,582 per year in tuition. Books and supplies are estimated to cost an additional $1,200 each year. Graduate students pay on average $4,030 for in-state tuition and $5,330 per year for out-of-state tuition. Graduate students also pay $2,032 in fees each year.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:2,197
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