Celebrating a Century of Boundless Opportunities

A large crowd of students walk, ride bikes through Sunwatcher Plaza in between the Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities & Social Sciences and the Clark Student Center.

Midwestern State University (MSU Texas), a member of the Texas Tech University System, is celebrating its centennial through the end of the academic year. Established in 1922 as Wichita Falls Junior College, MSU Texas has grown into a comprehensive regional university with a 255-acre campus in Wichita Falls, Texas, and a distance learning support center in Flower Mound. The campus community includes nearly 6,000 students from 44 states and 54 foreign countries, as well as more than 1,200 faculty and staff. Campus operations are supported by an annual operating budget of $124 million. 

MSU Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctorate degrees. Students chose from 49 undergraduate, 27 graduate and several pre-professional programs offered through six academic colleges and its graduate school.

Through the Office of Undergraduate Research, which oversees EURECA (Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors & Creative Activities), MSU Texas promotes and facilitates undergraduate research by providing incentives and a support system for undergraduate students to engage in high-quality research endeavors and creative activities in an interdisciplinary environment.

In addition to the emphasis on undergraduate research, teaching and learning take place throughout the university in a variety of programs and student enrichment experiences including the Redwine Honors Program, study abroad experiences, and custom-designed internships as well as residential living-learning programs.

Recognized as a First-gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success, a number of programs assist students who are among the first in their families to attain a degree. One of those programs is the transformational Priddy Scholars program, which provides full cost of attendance, including housing and dining, for 60 first-generation students for four years. In addition to supporting these students throughout their four years of education at MSU Texas, the program’s opportunities include student success workshops, career planning assistance, and study abroad.

MSU Texas also offers a wide range of opportunities for growth outside the classroom. Students are active in more than 100 student organizations and bring a spirit of competition to 13 NCAA Division II athletic programs.

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