Morningside College

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Sioux City, IA

$32,460

Avg tuition

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About Morningside College

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Methodist  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.

Morningside College is a small private college located on an urban campus in Sioux City, Iowa. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,281, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 69%. The college offers 56 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 60%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $32,460.

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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.

69% 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

69% 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

60% 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 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 Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

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 Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

51%

Online student enrollment

13:1

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

81%

Unknown

5%

Hispanic

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Black

2%

Two or more races

2%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

36% 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

11

Total Online Enrollment

1,236

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

84% On-campus

16% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 100% online

Master's Check Bold 100% online

Doctorate Check Bold 100% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $32,460 $32,460
Graduate $5,400 $5,400

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 $1,300
On-campus room and board $10,110
On-campus other expenses $2,800
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,110
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,800
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,800

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $46,670 $46,670
Off-campus without family $46,670 $46,670
Off-campus with family $36,560 $36,560

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

78%

State Grant Aid

32%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

36%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,834
State Grant Aid $5,748
Institution Grant Aid $18,984
Pell Grant Aid $4,181

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$38k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NAIA Division II

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2020-2021 academic year.

1

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

3

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

4

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

5

Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

6

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

7

Education

BA

MA

DOC

8

Engineering

BA

MA

DOC

9

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

10

Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

BA

MA

DOC

11

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

12

History

BA

MA

DOC

13

Mathematics And Statistics

BA

MA

DOC

14

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

BA

MA

DOC

15

Philosophy And Religious Studies

BA

MA

DOC

16

Physical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

17

Psychology

BA

MA

DOC

18

Social Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

19

Visual And Performing Arts

BA

MA

DOC

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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.