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About Midwestern State University (MSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Midwestern State University is a leading public liberal arts university committed to providing students with rigorous undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and the professions. MSU is the only university in Texas to become a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Council champions the cause of liberal arts education of superior quality in the public sector.

The university was created in the year 1922 as Wichita Falls Junior College, the second municipal junior college in Texas, Midwestern State University has grown from a local junior college to a regional state university serving a wide and varied public. Headquartered in Wichita Falls, Texas.

MSU’s 255-acre campus is nestled among the city's residential area and comprises 70 buildings, numerous playing fields, and an outdoor recreational facility near Sikes Lake. Through an emphasis upon teaching, augmented by the opportunity for students to engage in research and creative activities alongside faculty and to participate in co-curricular and service programs, Midwestern State prepares its graduates to embark upon their careers or pursue advanced study.

The understanding that students gain of themselves, others, and the social and natural world prepare them to contribute constructively to society through their work and through their private lives.

MSU has a current population of over 6102 students with a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. This implies that its students get a good opportunity to interact with the faculty.

The university offers 3 different types of degrees - Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master's Degree in more than 50 different areas of study. These degrees are offered in a wide variety of academic programs in liberal and fine arts, mathematics, sciences, business, and applied sciences.

Each of these programs is aligned among any one of its 6 undergraduate colleges and 1 graduate school. Apart from the traditional face to face teaching on campus, it has the features of online and virtual classrooms for delivering lectures to its students. MSU’s extensive online programs cover as many as 17 various domains.

Students who can’t manage time to attend lectures and working professionals can easily avail these to earn their degree.

Midwestern State University Accreditation

Midwestern State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees.

Location & Contact


3410 Taft Blvd
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Midwestern State University is ranked among top national universities in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges ranking of American colleges and universities. In the 2020 edition, MSU is ranked:

  • #70 in Regional Universities West

  • #46 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

  • #31 in Top Public Schools

  • #201 - #210 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

940 - 1100

ACT Range

17 - 23

Application Fee



Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA


Accept Common App


The admissions process at Midwestern State University is quite simple and is very easy to go through.

In order to get into the university, a student must maintain the SAT and ACT range of 940 - 1100 and 17 - 23. All the necessary details along with documents must be sent to the admissions department with a fee of $40 before the deadline.

The acceptance rate of the university is very good. So, getting into university is quite selective and competitive. Since the university curriculum consists of a wide variety of programs under various colleges, it does not have any uniform admissions process.

This varies greatly from program to program and the types of degree pursued. However, the general admission process consists of the following process:

  • Submit the admissions application. Students are encouraged to apply online for quicker processing.

  • Interview with an Admissions Counsellor.

  • Submit official high school and college transcripts.

  • Submit the official ACT, SAT score reports.

  • Submit the current year’s FAFSA and other Financial Aid documentation.

Once all necessary materials are received, the Office of Admissions will issue a final admissions decision within 48 hours, if found eligible. If the prospective candidates have any queries regarding the admissions process, they can always contact the admissions office through email at admissions@msutexas.edu or call the admissions office at their official phone number - (940) 397-4334.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


Considering the remarkable quality education and opportunities that Midwestern State University provides to its students, the fee structure of the university is quite reasonable. The average annual cost to attend at the university is about $5490.

The amount may vary according to the type of degree or program pursued. Other than that, books and supplies cost around $1,050, the room and board charge amount to $8,877, and other fees amount to $3,743. The average net price for the university is about $10395 whereas the average total one-year cost is around $21,069.

From the table above, it is clear that tuition is affordable and is very easy to pay. For any more details on tuition, we suggest you visit the official website or our tuition page by clicking below.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

244 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

147 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

127 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

49 Graduates

Psychology, General

44 Graduates


35 Graduates

Biology, General

34 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

34 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

32 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

30 Graduates

Social Work

24 Graduates


22 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

20 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

19 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

17 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

16 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

16 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

15 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

15 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

15 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

14 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

13 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

13 Graduates


11 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

10 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

8 Graduates

Political Science and Government

8 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

7 Graduates


7 Graduates


7 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

5 Graduates

International/Global Studies

5 Graduates


4 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

4 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

3 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

2 Graduates


1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




47% White

1% Unknown

15% Black

20% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

9% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$57,712 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,660/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

maroon and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Lone Star Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)






Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country





Track and Field


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $9,310 per year for living on campus. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At MSU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 38% male and 62% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$212 - 283

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Midwestern State University firmly believes that students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the university. Hence, the university’s generous financial aid packages are coupled with affordability which provides an actual cost that is lower than most of the students expect.

The average financial aid amount paid by the college is about $7734. Students seeking financial assistance should first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Midwestern State University Federal School Code/FAFSA Code is 003592.

Financial assistance received would be in the form of gift aid, federal grants, state aid, and institutional grants amounting to $7,734, $4,688, $3,949, and $3,620.

Midwestern State University Financial Aid Office

Email - financial-aid@msutexas.edu

Hours of Operation

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Midwestern State University Financial Aid Office Number

Phone - (940) 397-4214

Fax - (940) 397-4852

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