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Midwestern State University

Midwestern State University is a public liberal arts college in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States, and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. As of 2009 it had about 6,500 students

Location

Address
3410 Taft Blvd
City
Wichita Falls
State
TX

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
5193
Total Graduate enrollment
714
In State Tuition Fees
4845
Out State Tuition Fees
6795
ACT Score
21
SAT Score
1482
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.43
Male Female Ratio
42:58
Acceptance Rate
25%
Student Faculty Ratio
17:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Mustang Horse
Colors
Maroon Gold
Conference
Lone Star

College History

History

Founded in 1922 as Wichita Falls Junior College, it was renamed Hardin Junior College in 1937 when it moved to its present location off Taft Boulevard. In 1946, a senior division was added and it was renamed Hardin College. In January 1950, the name changed to Midwestern University, the junior college division remaining Hardin Junior College. In these years, wider recognition came to the school. In March 1948, the University became a member of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In January 1959, the University added a Graduate School which received full approval from the State Board of Education in August of that year. A further change in the school's status came September 1, 1961, when by action of the 56th session of the Texas State Legislature, Midwestern University became part of the Texas Colleges and Universities System and the junior college division was dissolved. In 1975, the Texas Legislature changed the name to Midwestern State University. From its beginnings as a municipal junior college housed in a high school building, Midwestern has become a state university whose campus of 255 acres and 70 buildings offers a wide variety of academic programs in liberal and fine arts, mathematics, sciences, business, and applied sciences.

College Specialty

Specialty

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. 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 university�s undergraduate education is based upon a comprehensive arts and sciences core curriculum. The understanding that students gain of themselves, others, and the social and natural world prepares them to contribute constructively to society through their work and through their private lives.

Alumni

Alumni

Bryan Gilmore � National Football League wide receiver Phil McGraw � Dr. Phil, television host Lanham Lyne � Mayor of Wichita Falls, Texas, 2005-2010; State Representative, District 69, 2011-2013 Dan Kubiak � State representative from Rockdale, 1969-1983 and 1991-1998 Tony Pesznecker � professional soccer player Jaret Reddick � Original founder and lead vocalist/guitarist of the popular punk band Bowling for Soup Dominic Rhodes � National Football League running back Chad Smith � Professional soccer player (Charlotte Eagles (USL)) Beck Weathers � Motivational speaker and a mountain climber involved in the 1996 Everest disaster. Daniel Woolard � Professional soccer player DC United Mark Boulware � U.S. Ambassador to Mauritania 2007�Present Craig Sutherland � professional soccer player Andy Tanner � professional football player Eric Dawson � professional basketball player Amini Silatolu � professional football player Carolina Panthers Bryce Taylor - professional soccer player Lee Miller, professional handler, winner of multiple Best in Show awards. Cotton Fitzsimmons, Coach of 3 NBA teams Dr. Louie Huffman, Chair & professor mathematics at MWSU JoAnne Worley, Laugh In & many other TV comedy shows Joe Unga Buffalo Bills

Campus

Campus

255 acres and 70 buildings

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