Midwestern State University

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School Overview

Midwestern State University, often referred to as “Midwestern State”, is a public, coeducation liberal arts university located in Wichita Falls, Texas that offers a variety of academic and career oriented degree programs. Midwestern State is a member of the Council of public liberal arts colleges.

While Midwestern State is a public university, it is not affiliated with the state public university system. It is one of only four public universities in Texas and is the only public liberal arts college in the state.

Midwestern State was founded in 1922 as Wichita Falls Junior college. In 1937 it was relocated to its current location and was renamed Hardin Junior College. In 1950 its name was changed once again to Midwestern University but the Junior college level division was still called Hardin Junior College. Midwestern State became a member of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1948. The university added a graduate division that received full approval from the State Board of Education in 1959.

General Information

Admission Office
3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099
(940) 397-4334
(800) 842-1922
Fax: (940) 397-4672

Contact: Barbara Merkle
Director of Admissions
Main Address
3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099
(940) 397-4000
Total undergrads: 5,361
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 701
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,360
Graduate enrollment: 732

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 53%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 71%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 2,775
Percent Admitted: 52%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 45%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 450 (25th Percentile)
  • 555 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 480 (25th Percentile)
  • 560 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 430 (25th Percentile)
  • 530 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 20 (25th Percentile)
  • 24 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 18 (25th Percentile)
  • 24 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 19 (25th Percentile)
  • 25 (75th Percentile)

ACT Writing

  • 6 (25th Percentile)
  • 8 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,372 $4,806 $5,052 $5,470 +8.27%
Books and Supplies $912 $960 $1,200 $1,500 +25.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,886 $6,121 $6,488 $6,682 +2.99%
Other $1,326 $1,379 $1,462 $1,506 +3.01%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $12,496 $13,266 $14,202 $15,158 +6.73%
In-state Off Campus $5,284 $5,766 $6,252 $6,970 +11.48%
In-state with Family $5,284 $5,766 $6,252 $6,970 +11.48%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $1,620
In-state Student Fees $3,293
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $2,160
Out-of-state Student Fees $3,293

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 535 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 433 63% $2,351,561 $5,431
• Federal grants 187 27% $750,345 $4,013
• Pell grants 187 27% $658,082 $3,519
• Other federal grants 126 18% $92,263 $732
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 176 26% $786,479 $4,469
Institutional scholarships or grants 298 44% $814,737 $2,734
Student loan financial aid 279 41% $1,431,130 $5,129
• Federal student loans 277 40% $1,376,464 $4,969
• Other student loans 6 1% $54,666 $9,111

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1003 182 41
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 26 5
Biology/biological Sciences, General 26 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 187 30
Accounting 38
Business Administration and Management, General 44 28
Business/commerce, General 27
Business/managerial Economics 9
Finance, General 23
Human Resources Development 2
International Business/trade/commerce
Management Information Systems, General 14
Marketing/marketing Management, General 32
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 27
Mass Communication/media Studies 27
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11 10
Computer and Information Sciences, General 11 10
Education 67 41
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 1
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 3
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 5
Curriculum and Instruction 11
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 39
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 11
Educational/instructional Technology 1
English/language Arts Teacher Education 1
Health Occupations Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education 5
Reading Teacher Education 1
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 18 11
Engineering 13
Mechanical Engineering 13
Engineering Technology, General 7
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 7
English Language and Literature/letters 21 6
English Language and Literature, General 21 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6
Spanish Language and Literature 6
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 263 52 41
Athletic Training/trainer 2
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 7
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 16
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 9
Health/health Care Administration/management 17
Nursing Administration 1
Nursing Education 4
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 86 14 41
Radiologist Assistant 7
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 117
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 35
History 17 2
History, General 17 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 49
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 49
Human Services, General 24 4
Public Administration 4
Social Work 24
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Humanities/humanistic Studies 2
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Mathematics, General 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 128
International/global Studies 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 125
Natural Resources and Conservation 3
Environmental Science 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 51 12
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 21 12
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 30
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
Physical Sciences 7
Chemistry, General 4
Geology/earth Science, General 3
Physics, General
Psychology 31 18
Counseling Psychology 13
Psychology, General 31 5
Social Sciences 26 2
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General 5 2
Sociology 21
Visual and Performing Arts 35
Art/art Studies, General
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 10
Fine/studio Arts, General 12
Music, General 13
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Early Childhood Education B
English Teacher Education B


Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Dental Hygiene B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A,B
Respiratory Therapy B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Midwestern State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (940) 397-4000
Website: www.msutexas.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.msutexas.edu/admissions/apply
Address: 3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,969
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,892 (48% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,601
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,551
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,818

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Midwestern State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Midwestern State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 82
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 87
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 56
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 43
Physical Sciences 31
Psychology 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 31
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 5029

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Midwestern State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,601
Out-of-state $11,551
Books and supplies $1,050

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,609
Out-of-state $7,779

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 828 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 771 87% $9,818
Student loan aid 471 53% $5,833

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,072 76% $8,922
Federal student loans 2,565 48% $6,950

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Midwestern State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Midwestern State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,808 1,370 2,438
Percent admitted 100% 78% 80%
Percent admitted who enrolled 23% 24% 22%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Midwestern State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,969
Undergraduate enrollment 5,226
Graduate enrollment 743

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Midwestern State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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