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Fast Facts

Last updated September 26, 2018
Location:

Sioux City, Iowa 51106

Main Telephone Number:

712-274-5000

Main Website:

www.morningside.edu

Chair, Board of Directors:

Mr. Craig I. Struve

President:

Mr. John C. Reynders (1999-present)

Type of Institution:

Private, four-year, coed, residential, liberal arts-based comprehensive college

Founded:

1894 by the Methodist Episcopal Church

Degrees Conferred:

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Music Education; Master of Science in Nursing; Master of Arts in Teaching

Academic Calendar:

Semester with May Term

Academic Year:

Late August through May

Campus:

69 acres, 25 buildings

Colors:

Maroon & White

Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment:

1,212

Total Enrollment:

2,697

ACT of Incoming Freshman: Composite Score: 22
25th %tile: 20
75th %tile: 25

% with 20 or higher score: 74%

Percent of New Freshman in Top 25% HS Class:

36%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio (FTE):

13:1

First-to-Second Year Retention Rate (2016 Cohort):

71%

Three Majors with Largest Enrollments: General Business (167)
Biology (156)
Nursing (147)

Number of Graduates (2017-18):
(July 1 - June 30)                                 

Baccalaureate (280)
Masters: (301)

Annual Tuition:

$30,030

Placement Rate (2014-15 Graduates):

99%

Total Number of Full-Time Faculty:

78

Percent of Faculty with Terminal Degree:

74%


Mission Statement

The Morningside College experience cultivates a passion for life-long learning and a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility.

Vision Statement

The College is a student-centered participatory community, offering a liberal arts curriculum combined with a diverse array of practical experiences. The goal is the development of the whole person though an emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, cultural understanding, practical wisdom, spiritual discernment, and ethical action. The Morningside College graduate is equipped for both personal and professional success.