University description (as per official university website)
Since its founding in 1922, Midwestern State University has grown from a local junior college to a regional state university serving a wide and varied public.
Created in 1922 as Wichita Falls Junior College, the second municipal junior college in Texas, its earliest home was in Wichita Falls High School with which it shared both the building and faculty. Later, a legislative act and a vote of the people of Wichita Falls set up a separate tax district to support the junior college.
In 1937, the college acquired a new, forty-acre campus of its own on the south side of town. Rising above pastures and wheat fields was the recently finished Hardin Building, an impressive Spanish colonial structure which was presided over by a lofty bell tower. Also in that year the college was renamed Hardin Junior College in honor of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Hardin.
During World War II, the establishment of Sheppard Field, later renamed Sheppard Air Force Base, added to the college's public. Since that time, air base personnel and their families have been continuing participants in the campus academic programs.
The student enrollment at Midwestern State was 6,027 in 2007 (4,817 full-time equivalent).
About 48% of the freshmen class in 2007 was male and women were 52% of the class.
Undergrads are 88% of enrolled students and graduate students are 12%.
About 1% of freshmen are from countries other than the US. Students living in the US make up 99% of incoming freshmen.
Among freshmen students, 97% are full-time and 3% are part-time.
There is no set income level. Various factors are taken into consideration to determine financial aid eligibility, such as household size, number in college, income, assets, etc. A student who is not currently in default on prior loans may apply for an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan regardless of income.
The Department of Education has determined that students who do not meet the criteria stated in Step Three of the FAFSA application are considered dependent and must provide parent information.
The Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, is the amount you and your family are expected to contribute toward your education. If your EFC is within a specific range, as determined by the Federal Government and you meet all other eligibility requirements, you will be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant. Click here for an "EFC Calculator" to assist you in estimating your EFC.