Yes, you heard that correctly. Midwestern State University, MY alma mater, BEAT Texas A&M! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-HA!!!!
Nope, not in football, although looking at the last few games, that might actually be a possibility. I have to admit that I have been very embarrassed by my university caving in to the NCAA and changing their name from the Midwestern Indians to the Midwestern Mustangs in order to be PC. However the disappointment and embarrassment stemming from the change, I have to admit that I am proud of the lastest fact I just read. So, I just had to barge into Timothy’s blog and post it for you all to read!
How, might you ask, has little-bitty, MSU from the Falls beaten the great and awesome Aggies? Consumers Digest published a report in June 2007 that stated that Midwestern State University was the #1 best value for Public Colleges and Universities. Texas A&M, the only other Texas University listed among the 50 (of 209) schools rated #45. That’s great that they made the list. I imagine that they’d be about the same on that football list right about now, but being #45 on THAT list, isn’t quite as good. BTW- Fredicus Internicus, you might be happy to note that USC Aiken made the list as well, the only school from South Carolina. Drum roll please!! They BEAT Texas A&M as well! USC AIken is listed at #27.
According to the article in Sunwatcher, MSU’s magazine, Consumer Digest made a formula that used student performance, student-to-faculty ratio, 4-year graduation rate, 6-year graduation rate, the number of PhD’d faculty, plus the cost of tuition and room and board to determine the 50 best values.
Midwestern State University is number one! WOW!!
“Hail to Midwestern,
Hail maroon and gold,
We praise alma Mater,
As days of old!
Long live the INDIANS,
Long may they stand!
Onward to victory,
On hand in hand!”