International Student Enrollment Sets Spring Record for MSU

International Student Enrollment Sets Spring Record for MSU

Midwestern State University's international student program broke yet another record when the spring semester began. It welcomed its largest spring class — 105 international students from 18 countries. The previous record for a spring international enrollment was 87 in 2009.

Many of the new class are graduate students from India studying computer science. Computer Science Professor Dr. Nelson Passos said that 52 students were selected from more than 204 applicants for admission to the program.

"That large number of applicants speaks for the quality of our programs and our growing global reputation," said Dr. Keith Lamb, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. "We're thrilled that students from around the world recognize that they can receive a world-class education at MSU."

When Midwestern State University's doors opened for the fall semester, it welcomed 141 new international students representing a record 36 countries. MSU's international student population now stands at 11 percent, with 55 countries represented.

According to International Services Director Dr. Randy Glean, the fall 2016 class could set another record because good growth is expected in Chinese student numbers.