Midwestern State University is a liberal arts college of public status located in Wichita Falls, Texas. Midwestern State is the sole university in the state of Texas to be a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges which grants Midwestern State’s academics excellence in liberal arts education. With a decent student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, MSU is careful to keep classes small so that each student has a chance to get the attention they need from MSU’s quality instructors. There are many options when it comes to undergraduate and graduate education at MSU.
MSU features an array of non-credit courses under the department of Continuing Education, many of these lead to a certificate of some kind. All courses taught online are backed by Midwestern State instructors. In addition, when enrolling online, students are paired with an instructor to give them the one-on-one attention that they need to pursue online training.
Training courses can be for Healthcare, Microsoft Certification, Comp TIA/Networking Certification, Internet, Design, & Technical Certification, Construction/Automotive Technology, Radio Frequency Identification, Business, Travel, & Legal, and Heavy Industrial Training. Courses have open deadlines and students can pursue their courses of interest whenever they wish. All materials for each course are included ridding students of the hassle of having to procure external materials themselves. Upon successful completion of a program, the student is then awarded the respective certificate.
What’s unique about Midwestern State University academics is that the most popular field of study is the area of interdisciplinary study. In this context, students can take their own direction in the ways of independent study or can even combine majors to thicken their credential. Also popular at the university is the field of Nursing. There is a strong program of Nursing in that is has its own separate school under the umbrella of MSU. Other popular majors are Radiologic Technology, Business Administration & Management, and Early Childhood Education.
Since Midwestern State University is public in status, tuition is dependent on the student’s status of residence. Resident/Non-resident students pay $1,200/$1,920 per year when enrolling full-time and $50/$80 per credit hour when enrolling part-time. Resident/Non-resident students pay $1,440/$1,980 per year when enrolling full-time and $80/$110 per credit hour when enrolling part-time.
Financial aid makes it to just under half of the student body. It is often said that students don’t really need tuition aid due to the incredibly low cost of attending this public university, nevertheless, it is available. Federal grants are dispersed to 1 out of 4 students every year and state/local awards and aid makes it to roughly the same portion of students. The college offers scholarships to yet again the same portion of students and also some need-based grants.
Midwestern State University excels in academics when compared to other Texan public universities; its faculty is mostly full-time and highly qualified. For distance learners that want to receive an MSU education, there are certificates available 100% online. Online classes and degrees will certainly appear soon and distance learners can expect more opportunities to arise in the near future.