Midwestern State University

2014 Quick Stats
3410 Taft Boulevard

Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099

Phone: (940) 397-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 7
application deadline

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Regional Universities (West)

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Midwestern State University is a public institution that was founded in 1922. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,238, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 255 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Midwestern State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,238 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $9,188 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Midwestern State University aspires to be the public liberal arts university in Texas. Faculty, administrators, staff, and students actively participate in an academic community that focuses, refines, and continuously challenges points of understanding. Liberal arts form the basis of the education provided in both traditional liberal arts areas and professional disciplines. The university is dedicated to excellence in teaching, enhanced by significant research, creative discovery, and service. Curricular and co-curricular activities support students' intellectual, emotional, ethical, social, and physical growth and foster the ability to see the past clearly, to examine the present fairly, and to act with judiciousness. The university offers and affordable, nurturing, and challenging learning environment that serves citizend of Texas, other states, and many countries. The university strives to prepare its graduates to set high goals, be productive members of the global society, understand and relate to people and ideas different from their own, amd continue to learn throughout their lives.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1922
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $17,626,008


When applying to Midwestern State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 7, and the early action deadline is August 7. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 7. The application fee at Midwestern State University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.3%
Application deadline August 7
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 7

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Midwestern State University is 17:1, and the school has 37.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Midwestern State University include: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 14%
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 13%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 11%
Business Administration and Management, General 6%
Psychology, General 3%

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Student Life

Midwestern State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,238, with a gender distribution of 42.9 percent male students and 57.1 percent female students. At this school, 23 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 77 percent of students live off campus. Midwestern State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,916
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Midwestern State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Midwestern State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Midwestern State University, 84 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Midwestern State University.

Students who have cars on campus 84%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Midwestern State University, 58.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,913.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,238 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $9,188 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,229 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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