Minnesota State University Moorhead

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a public, 4-year university set on nearly 140 acres of land in Moorhead, Minnesota. The college was established in 1887 and has more than 7,000 registered students. MSMU has over 300 full-time faculty.

The radio station of the university is KMSC. MSMU offers over 120 student organizations. It provides more than 135 majors in various areas of study.

The university's sports teams are known as the Dragons, and their colors are white and red. The athletics teams of MSMU participate in various sports. Bradley Joseph, an American composer; Nikita S. Koloff, a former professional wrestler; Lawrence Harry, a retired sports announcer; Collin Clark Peterson, an American politician; and Neal Calvin Peterson, a musician, are among the renowned alumni of the university.

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Minnesota State University-Moorhead
1104 7th Ave S
Moorhead , MN 56563
General Phone: (218) 477-4000

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Minnesota State Moorhead Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching278curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, ...
Liberal Arts224American studies, East Asian studies, minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Business and Management205business management, operations management, accounting, finance, international business, marketing
Media103mass communication, publishing
Science89biology, chemistry, geological and earth sciences, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine71registered nursing, nursing science, various nursing
Family and Social Work63public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling61psychology, school psychology, community health services
Photography and Commercial Art46commercial art, film studies
Security and Law Enforcement45criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy40health and physical education, exercise science, athletic trainer
Art Studies35art studies
Medical Support and Technology34speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Music20music, music performance, music management
Law20legal studies, legal assistant
Real Estate and Construction Management19construction management
Medical Administration18health care administration
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science, computer science
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy
Engineering Technician7industrial tech

Number of programs and degrees for Minnesota State Moorhead in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,27369
Award of less than 1 academic year114
Postbaccalaureate certificate24
Master's degree8214
Post-master's certificate52
Associate's degree431
Doctor's degree01

Minnesota State Moorhead Student Body

In 2007-2008, Minnesota State Moorhead had a total enrollment of 7,494 students (6,578 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 67%
(Foreign Students) 33%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 26%
20-21 29%
22-24 25%
25-29 10%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Dakota25%
South Dakota4%
(International Students)2%
State unknown1%

Minnesota State Moorhead Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 52 %

Minnesota State Moorhead Room and Board (2007)

Minnesota State Moorhead offers campus housing for 1,598 of its 6,578 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Moorhead, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Minnesota State Moorhead Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420570
SAT Math430530
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Minnesota State Moorhead Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,144
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,144
Room and board $ 5,936
Room charge $ 3,632
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,304
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,520

Financial Aid:
Minnesota State Moorhead participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 236700)

Minnesota State Moorhead Faculty

Minnesota State Moorhead has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3330
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1425

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year73$83,81329$72,977
Associate professoracademic year39$62,82531$65,870
Assistant professoracademic year37$56,48546$55,412
Instructoracademic year11$43,05919$41,485
All faculty totalacademic year160$69,576125$59,964

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Minnesota State Moorhead Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Basketball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Track Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports154863

Minnesota State Moorhead Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist


Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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