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Enrollment matters more than we think

The Wichitan

October 5, 2017

OUR VIEW: Recruitment and retention efforts need to be a top priority for everyone on campus, not just upper level administration. Every semester, the talk of enrollment increase or decrease buzzes around campus, but most students don't understand how enrollment actually affects them. When faculty pla...

Total enrollment increases by 16

Devin Field

September 27, 2017

While administrators budgeted for 6,150 students to enroll in fall 2017, actual fall enrollment figures showed 6,080 students, an increase of .26 percent over last fall but still not enough to meet projections. The lower-than-expected enrollment will hit all areas at the campus in the pocketbook. "Headcount...

Lamb trades Hardin office for student center

Lamb trades Hardin office for student center

Kara McIntyre

August 17, 2017

Students hurry to get in the Chick-Fil-A line. A group of juniors plays pool in the rec room. The computer lab fills with procrastinating students, rushing to print their essays before class. A few students wander to the bookstore to spend money they don't really have on MSU gear they don't re...

Quantity over quality: More freshman fail to meet admissions requirements

Quantity over quality: More freshman fail to meet admissions requirements

Brendan Wynne

September 28, 2016

With enrollment numbers at an all-time high and the economy operating on a steady incline, 2007 was financially bountiful for the Mustangs. As the year turned, the university capitalized on the boom in enrollment, significantly altering admission standards in hopes to refine the quality of the student b...

Enrollment numbers increase for spring semester

Enrollment numbers increase for spring semester

Emily Carroll

February 24, 2016

SPRING ENROLLMENTOfficial reports confirmed Feb. 10 that enrollment increased by approximately 3 percent, the fourth consecutive semester of increases.Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, estimated this 3 percent increase. Although numbers increased from 5,574 students ...

Enrollment growth key

Enrollment growth key

The Wichitan

December 4, 2015

Economic development | Enrollment | Budget | Nursing | Housing | International enrollment | Crime | Greek life While universities across Texas have seen unprecedented growth over the last decade, MSU peaked in 2010, a result, officials say, of a combination of factors including enrollment standards a...

I didn’t pick MSU because it’s a liberal arts college

I didn’t pick MSU because it’s a liberal arts college

Lane Riggs

September 23, 2015

By this point in time, the meaning of a liberal arts college has been repeatedly forced into one ear, and once this happens, you immediately try to push it back out the other. I get it: you don’t care. But it’s important to care. And on Sept. 3, Todd Giles organized a guest panel including...

Slight increase in enrollment brings positivity to faculty

Slight increase in enrollment brings positivity to faculty

Kara McIntyre

September 23, 2015

Enrollment increased nearly three percent as 169 more students enrolled at Midwestern State University than last fall, yet not keeping up with growth at other Texas schools. Still, officials say things are finally looking up for Midwestern State University. From 2010 to 2013, total student enrollment dropp...

Column: Use people, not pamphlets to market university

Ethan Metcalf

April 1, 2015

A lot of emphasis has been put on expanding the university's marketing reach as a means to bolster enrollment. From presentations at Board of Regents meetings, to promises made by each university presidential candidate in their forum visits to the school, marketing to prospective students has been a...

Committee formed to discuss seminar for first-year students

Committee formed to discuss seminar for first-year students

Matt Jobe

March 31, 2015

In an effort to bolster first year retention, student affairs and academic affairs came together to form a committee charged with creating a three-hour-credit seminar for first-year students. Robert Clark, vice president of administration and institutional effectiveness, will chair the task force...

Retention rate typically just above national average

Naomi Skinner

January 20, 2015

Enrollment Retention Rate from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. MSU has a yearly fall-to-fall retention rate of 72 percent. As for the other 28 percent, Keith Lamb, vice president of enrollment management, multiple factors prevent them from returning to the university. "The main reason that students don't return, it...

Would you recommend MSU? Not yet

Ethan Metcalf

October 8, 2014

I just filed for graduation and had the pleasure of filling out the school’s exit survey. It was as run-of-the -mill as surveys can be, but it presents students with one crucial yes-or-no question: Would you recommend Midwestern State University to a friend? I said no. Unfortunately there is now...

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