Midwestern University Glendale

Midwestern University Glendale

Midwestern University, also referred to as the MWU, was established in 1900 as a private, graduate college of medicine. It has two campuses - the one in Downers Grove, Illinois, is known as the Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/CCOM) and the other, the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/AzCOM) is located in Glendale, Arizona. The Glendale campus is the larger of the two, covering 140 acres. This medical school has more than 1400 students.

The University offers a number of programs of study in medicine. Some of the degrees awarded include, Physician's Assistance (P.A.) Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.), Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and others. The P.A. program and the Doctor of Pharmacy program are 2-year programs available at Glendale. The Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Osteopathic Medicine are 4-year programs offered at the Illinois campus.

The Glendale College added a new Dental College to its campus last year. The construction of an off-site teaching clinic was also supposed to be established within the university precincts.

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Midwestern University
19555 N 59th Ave
Glendale , AZ 85308
General Phone: (623) 572-3200

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Midwestern University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine277osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatry, health professions
Medical Support and Technology89perfusion tech, physician assistant
Science16biomedical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine15nurse anesthetist
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14occupational therapy
Therapy and Counseling3medical ethids

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree101
Master's degree1347
Doctor's degree - professional practice2572
Doctor's degree - other131
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

Midwestern University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Midwestern University had a total enrollment of 1,459 students (512 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 2%
Graduate 28%
First Professional 70%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 12%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 2%
22-24 29%
25-29 49%
30-34 12%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Midwestern University Room and Board (2007)

Midwestern University offers campus housing for 318 of its 512 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Midwestern University Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Midwestern University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 3,575

Financial Aid:
Midwestern University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 165701)

Midwestern University Faculty

Midwestern University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2924
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1117

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year7$118,2543$113,301
Associate professorcalendar year21$109,3015$92,584
Assistant professorcalendar year8$94,15322$89,562
Instructorcalendar year0*4$66,373
All faculty totalcalendar year36$107,67634$89,373

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

Midwestern University Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist
Physician Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (DO)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry (DPM)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Anesthetist

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Biomedical Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics

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