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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.

Profile of Midwestern State University

Midwestern State is located in Wichita Falls, TX (a small city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Midwestern State is the Master's degree.

Midwestern State Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 560.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Midwestern State had 6, 027 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Midwestern State values student athletics, and belongs to the Lone Star Conference.

Midwestern State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts242interdisciplinary studies, English, sociology, history, political science, international studies, Spanish language, economics, . . .
Business and Management207business management, marketing, MIS, finance, business, accounting, international business, human resources development, . . .
Medical Support and Technology165radiographer, respiratory care tech, dental hygienist, clinical lab tech
Education and Teaching140early childhood education, special ed, educational administration, health occupations teaching, school Counselling, curriculum and instruction, reading teaching, adult education, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine92registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing administration
Science58biology, chemistry, physics, geology
Therapy and Counselling56psychology, Counselling psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy49health and physical education, exercise science, parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement37criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work28social work, public administration
Media24mass communication, journalism
Computer Science and Engineering16computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Engineering Technician12manufacturing tech
Fine Arts9fine arts
Medical administration6health care administration
Art Studies2art studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Contact: Midwestern State

Midwestern State University

3410 Taft Blvd

Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099

General Phone: (940) 397-4000


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