Midwestern State University

Midwestern State University

Midwestern State University, also referred to as MSU, is a coeducational, public, liberal arts college located in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States. It is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. It was established in 1922 as Wichita Falls Junior College. It was renamed to Hardin Junior College in 1937 and moved to its present location. In 1946, it was renamed to Hardin College. In 1950, the name was changed to Midwestern University, and it gained state support eleven years later. In 1975, its name was finally changed to Midwestern State University. The University grants admission to approximately 6,500 students every year.

Midwestern State University is organized into the following schools and colleges:

  • Dillard College of Business Administration
  • Fain College of Fine Arts
  • Graduate Studies
  • Health Sciences and Human Services
  • Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science and Mathematics
  • West College of Education

MSU's sports teams are called the Midwestern State Mustangs. The official mascot is the Mustang. The University sponsors men's basketball, football, golf, soccer, and tennis. It also sponsors women's basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball.

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Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Blvd
Wichita Falls , TX 76308-2099
General Phone: (940) 397-4000

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Midwestern State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts233Spanish language, English, humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Business and Management190business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources development, international business, MIS, marketing ...
Medical Support and Technology145dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, radiographer, clinical lab tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine136registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner
Education and Teaching113multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, adult education, early childhood education, English teaching, math teaching, ...
Science51biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy50parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement45criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counseling43psychology, counseling psychology
Family and Social Work37public administration, social work
Media15mass communication, journalism
Fine Arts12fine arts
Engineering10mechanical engineering
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science
Medical Administration9health care administration
Engineering Technician6manufacturing tech
Art Studies3art studies
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Midwestern State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree97453
Master's degree12221
Associate's degree381

Midwestern State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Midwestern State had a total enrollment of 6,027 students (5,109 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 13%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 19%
20-21 22%
22-24 22%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Midwestern State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 63 %

Midwestern State Room and Board (2007)

Midwestern State offers campus housing for 1,090 of its 5,109 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Wichita Falls, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Midwestern State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450530
SAT Math460560
SAT Writing430540
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT52%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Midwestern State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,806
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,526
Room and board $ 6,121
Room charge $ 2,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,700
Books and supplies $ 960
Other expenses $ 1,379

Financial Aid:
Midwestern State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 359200)

Midwestern State Faculty

Midwestern State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year36$78,68211$77,168
Associate professoracademic year33$65,79720$61,051
Assistant professoracademic year35$59,84547$53,748
Instructoracademic year9$47,05521$41,160
All faculty totalacademic year113$66,56699$55,155

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Midwestern State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Lone Star Conference
Basketball Lone Star Conference
Track Lone Star Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports355792

Midwestern State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Development
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Occupations Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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