Morningside College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Iowa


Morningside College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Methodist Church. The attractive 68-acre campus is located in a historic residential neighborhood of Sioux City, Iowa, a city of 140,000 in the northwest of the state where Nebraska and South Dakota join Iowa at the confluence of the Big Sioux and Missouri rivers. Students come from 20 states and several foreign countries. Among undergraduates, business administration is the most popular major, and at the Master's level, the college has robust education programs. Academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and small classes. Students do well after graduation, and the college can boast of a 96-percent job placement rate. Campus life is active, and the majority of full-time students life on campus. In athletics, the Morningside Mustangs compete in the NAIA Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). The college fields ten men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1906
Total Grad Students: 656
Undergraduate Students: 1250
Faculty: 70

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 47%
Percent Female: 53%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City Iowa 51106


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 26
English 19 24
Math 19 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 60%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -60%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1014

Other Expenses: 3004

Room and Board: 7320

Tuition and Fees: 24050

Total Cost: 35388

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7901

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 81%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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