Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
College Navigator
College Navigator

Name of School

States (use map for more than 1 state)

use map
close
ZIP Code 
 
select

Programs/Majors

 2 Items Selected

Level of Award  help

Institution Type help

graphic
 
blank
waiting for map to load
Loading map...

IPEDS ID: 226833
OPE ID: 00359200
add to favorites
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308-2099
General information:  (940) 397-4000
Website:  www.mwsu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,870 (5,193 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty22675
Instructional22675
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-54
Instructional-15
Research-39
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$7,038$7,304$7,632$7,6650.4%
Out-of-state$7,938$8,974$9,582$9,6150.3%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,682$6,816$7,087$7,2993.0%
Other$1,506$1,536$1,598$1,7408.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,682$6,816$7,087$7,2292.0%
Other$1,506$1,596$1,598$1,7408.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$879$919$919$4,267364.3%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$16,726$17,156$17,517$17,9042.2%
Off Campus$16,726$17,216$17,517$17,8341.8%
Off Campus with Family$9,417$9,723$9,751$13,13234.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$17,626$18,826$19,467$19,8542.0%
Off Campus$17,626$18,886$19,467$19,7841.6%
Off Campus with Family$10,317$11,393$11,701$15,08228.9%
close
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
1. Select starting academic year
2. Select tuition inflation rate
 
 

% (0-100 allowed)
  • The output is only an estimate and not a guarantee of the actual amount the student may be charged; it is not binding on the Secretary, the institution of higher education, or the State; and it may change, subject to the availability of financial assistance, State appropriations, and other factors. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance.
  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Estimate the total tuition and fee costs over the duration of a typical program.
 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$3,627
In-state fees$1,868
Out-of-state tuition$4,797
Out-of-state fees$1,868
  • The structure of the required fees has changed. More specifically, individual colleges are collecting different amounts of Instructional Enhancement Fees by semester credit hour. The estimate of the Instructional Enhancement Fees in this report is by averaging the Instructional Enhancement Fees of each college. Therefore, the actual amount of required fees may be different from the one list above, depending on students' majors.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid155090%————
Grant or scholarship aid44773%$3,006,887$6,727
Federal grants24440%$1,025,234$4,202
Pell grants24440%$1,023,484$4,195
Other federal grants(*)0%(*)(*)
State/local government grant or scholarships23138%$1,098,368$4,755
Institutional grants or scholarships30450%$883,285$2,906
Student loan aid33354%$2,046,179$6,145
Federal student loans32853%$1,861,427$5,675
Other student loans234%$184,752$8,033
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,34964%$16,732,764$4,996
Pell grants1,95837%$7,557,343$3,860
Federal student loans2,67151%$19,550,268$7,319
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$7,886$9,243$8,745
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$4,601$6,231$6,078
$30,001 – $48,000$6,213$6,536$7,113
$48,001 – $75,000$8,477$10,510$11,789
$75,001 – $110,000$12,551$13,532$13,914
$110,001 and more$13,688$14,146$14,990
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
Net Price Calculator
An institution’s net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.
Visit this institution's net price calculator
Fall 2013
Total enrollment5,870
Undergraduate enrollment5,193
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment576
Graduate enrollment677
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 74%
Part-time: 26%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 71%
25 and over: 29%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 4%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 18%
Part-time: 82%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 13%
Enrolled in some distance education: 20%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 42%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 43%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,0231,2961,727
Percent admitted72%71%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled39%40%38%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT60071%
ACT49859%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading440540
SAT Math460550
SAT Writing420520
ACT Composite1923
ACT English1823
ACT Math1824
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 67%
Part-time students: 56%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 57 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 44%
Transfer-out rate: 31%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 12%
6-year: 34%
8-year: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 39%
Female: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 38%
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 34%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
White: 47%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-335
Category total-335
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-51-
Business Administration and Management, General-5021
Business/Commerce, General-14-
Business/Managerial Economics-2-
Finance, General-25-
Human Resources Development--8
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0-
Management Information Systems, General-20-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-25-
Category total-18729
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism-0-
Mass Communication/Media Studies-34-
Category total-34-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-1111
Category total-1111
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching--0
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--1
Curriculum and Instruction--5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-0-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--6
Educational/Instructional Technology--4
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0-
Health Occupations Teacher Education--0
History Teacher Education-0-
Mathematics Teacher Education-15-
Reading Teacher Education--0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-3-
Social Studies Teacher Education-3-
Special Education and Teaching, General-1523
Category total-3639
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering-28-
Category total-28-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-0-
Category total-0-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-1811
Category total-1811
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-5-
Category total-5-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-9-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-4-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-18-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--14d
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--17d
Nursing Administration--2d
Nursing Education--0d
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer48120d12d
Radiologist Assistant--2d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-162d-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-45d-
Category total48358d47d
History
History, General-234
Category total-234
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-32-
Category total-32-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-2-
Category total-2-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-8-
Category total-8-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies-2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-146d-
Category total-148d-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-3-
Category total-3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-00
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-374
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-12-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies-6-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-06
Category total-5510
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-7-
Geology/Earth Science, General-5-
Physics, General-1-
Category total-13-
Psychology
Counseling Psychology--11
Psychology, General-407
Category total-4018
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--4d
Social Work-22-
Category total-224d
Social Sciences
Economics, General-0-
Political Science and Government, General-94
Sociology-11-
Category total-204
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-14-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-7-
Music, General-11-
Category total-32-
Grand total481,108182
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined65
Basketball1419
Football118
Golf97
Soccer3528
Softball15
Tennis1411
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1950 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)12/7/1973 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels5/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels5/3/2003 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)2/1/1973 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)4/1/2012 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1952 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs3/1/2013 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/27/2011 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations033
Liquor law violations131
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations032
Liquor law violations121
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible131
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary262523
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible131
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary181412
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate9.6%10.2%
Number in default115123
Number in repayment1,1861,197
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education