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.


Enrollment: 6,080
Undergraduate: 5,330
Graduate: 750
Men: 2,488 (41.0%)
Women: 3,564 (58.7%)


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

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More than 1,500 students live in 6 residential halls: four traditional-style complexes and two apartment complexes.

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Undergraduate programs: 49
Graduate programs: 27
Full-time faculty: 245
Student/Faculty ratio: 18:1

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

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Men's Programs

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Women's Programs

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

Expenses & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees (Texas resident/15 hrs.) $4,510
Course Fees (estimated) $300
Books (estimated) $750
Room & Board $4,135
Vehicle Registration $110
Total per semester (estimated) $9,805

Financial Aid

In 2017-18, approximately 76% of the MSU population received $59 million in some form of financial aid assistance.

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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.

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