Morningside College

Morningside College

Morningside College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. It was founded in 1894 by a division of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The suburban campus of Morningside College spreads across 78 acres of land. It is known for the courses it offers in art, chemistry, biology, business administration and economics, computer science, corporate communications, English, etc.

The sports teams of the college are known as the Mustangs. The official mascot of the college is the Mustang. The college fields more than 10 varsity teams in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, golf, cross country, swimming, tennis, softball, track & field,and volleyball.

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Contacting Morningside College

Morningside College
1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City , IA 51106-1751
General Phone: (712) 274-5000

Morningside College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching196education, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, elementary school teaching, art education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, ...
Business and Management56business management, accounting, business communications, finance, human resources, international business, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine24registered nursing
Science24biology, chemistry
Liberal Arts16Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, political science, history, American history, history courses
Therapy and Counseling10psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology
Media7mass communication, journalism, radio and television, advertising
Photography and Commercial Art7photography
Design6graphic design
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, computer programming
Music3music, music performance
Fine Arts3fine arts
Engineering1engineering physics
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Morningside College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree21750
Master's degree1484

Morningside College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Morningside College had a total enrollment of 1,798 students (1,792 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 43%
Graduate 57%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 40%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 57%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 28%
20-21 26%
22-24 9%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

South Dakota5%

Morningside College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

Morningside College Room and Board (2007)

Morningside College offers campus housing for 800 of its 1,792 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Morningside College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Morningside College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,240
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,240
Room and board $ 6,410
Room charge $ 3,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,100
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,830

Financial Aid:
Morningside College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 187900)

Morningside College Faculty

Morningside College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$65,0506$59,567
Associate professoracademic year14$54,0215$54,780
Assistant professoracademic year11$48,36414$44,521
Instructoracademic year1*5$38,000
All faculty totalacademic year36$55,26730$48,153

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

Morningside College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Great Plains Athletic Conference
Basketball Great Plains Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Plains Athletic Conference
Track Great Plains Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports108106214

Morningside College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Graphic Design

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

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Physics

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American History (United States)
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
History, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Morningside College Apart:

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Female % of student body
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Top 19%Morningside College Female % of student body

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
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