MSU Facts

Established: 1922
Colors: Maroon & Gold
Mascot: Mustangs

Midwestern State University 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.

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  • Enrollment: 6,043
  • Undergraduate: 5,287
  • Graduate: 756
  • Men: 2,521 (41.7%)
  • Women: 3,522 (58.3%)

Diversity

MSU students represent 44 states and 54 foreign countries.

  • American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.6%
  • Asian 2.9%
  • Black 13.6%
  • Hispanic 16.3%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2%
  • Nonresident Alien 9.6%
  • White 53.1%
  • Two or More Races 3.3%
  • Unknown 0.5%

Student Life

  • More than 100 student organizations
  • 14 nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities
  • Intramural sports

Learn more by visiting www.mwsu.edu/students

Housing

More than 1,500 students live in 5 residential halls: three traditional-style complexes and two apartment complexes.

Learn more by visiting www.mwsu.edu/housing.


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  • Undergraduate programs: 49
  • Graduate programs: 27
  • Full-time faculty: 245
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 17:1

Learn more by visiting www.mwsu.edu/academics.

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Midwestern State University participates in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference

Men's programs

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Women's programs

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Learn more by visiting www.msumustangs.com.


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 Tuition & Fees (Texas resident/15 hrs.)   $4,002
 Course Fees (estimated)                           $  300
 Books (estimated)                                      $  750
 Room & Board                                           $3,475
 Vehicle Registration                                  $    50
 Total per semester (estimated)               $8,577

Financial Aid

In 2014-15, approximately 75% of the MSU population received $51 million in some form of financial aid assistance.

Visit mwsu.edu/finaid for more information.

Mustangs Guarantee Program

Beginning freshmen and undergraduate transfer students new to MSU who have not already received a degree, are Texas residents, Pell Grant eligible, and whose family's combined annual income is $50,000 or less are guaranteed that any remaining balance of tuition and mandatory frees not covered by grants, scholarships, exemptions, benefits, and/or waiver programs will be paid by the university.

Learn more at mwsu.edu/finaid/m-guarantee.