Minnesota State University Moorhead

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Moorhead, MN

$7,632

Avg in-state tuition

$15,264

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Minnesota State University Moorhead

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a small public university located on a suburban campus in Moorhead, Minnesota. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,445, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 66%. The university offers 93 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 55%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,632, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $15,264.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

66% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

70% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

55% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-24

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1080-1180

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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6k

Students enrolled

61%

Online student enrollment

18:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

82%

Black

4%

Two or more races

4%

Hispanic

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

64%

Socio-economic diversity

32% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

23

Total Online Enrollment

3,361

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

80% On-campus

20% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 24% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 9% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 60% online

Master's Check Bold 58% online

Doctorate Check Bold 100% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $7,632 $15,264
Graduate $8,910 $8,910

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $9,656
On-campus other expenses $3,360
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,628
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,360
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,360

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $21,648 $29,280
Off-campus without family $21,620 $29,252
Off-campus with family $11,992 $19,624

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

89%

State Grant Aid

37%

Institution Grant Aid

61%

Pell Grant

32%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,139
State Grant Aid $3,297
Institution Grant Aid $1,990
Pell Grant Aid $3,950

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.