University Of Minnesota Morris

University Of Minnesota Morris

The University of Minnesota Morris was founded in 1960. However, the school's current campus was an American Indian boarding school in the late nineteenth century. After the school closed in 1910, the University of Minnesota established the West Central School of Agriculture on its former campus. This later became the University of Minnesota Morris. Located in Morris, Minnesota, the university enrolls more than 1,500 students every year.

Students of University of Minnesota Morris can choose from over 30 majors and minors and several pre-professional programs in the fields of humanities, education, mathematics, science and social sciences. Online learning programs are also available at UMM.

The athletics department of the University of Minnesota Morris sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track, swimming & diving, softball and volleyball. The teams are known as the Cougars and compete in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division III.

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Contacting University of Minnesota-Morris

University of Minnesota-Morris
309 Behmler Hall
Morris , MN 56267
General Phone: (320) 589-6035

University of Minnesota-Morris Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts164European studies, Latin American studies, Native American studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, ...
Science48biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling35psychology
Business and Management31business management
Fine Arts19fine arts, art history and criticism
Education and Teaching18elementary school teaching
Computer Science and Engineering12computer science
Mathematics8mathematics, statistics
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for University of Minnesota-Morris in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree35632

University of Minnesota-Morris Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Minnesota-Morris had a total enrollment of 1,686 students (1,661 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 10%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 39%
20-21 37%
22-24 15%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)2%
South Dakota1%
North Dakota1%

University of Minnesota-Morris Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 50 %

University of Minnesota-Morris Room and Board (2007)

University of Minnesota-Morris offers campus housing for 933 of its 1,661 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Minnesota-Morris Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal555690
SAT Math540660
SAT Writing510640
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

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 SAT6%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Minnesota-Morris Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,006
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,006
Room and board $ 6,710
Room charge $ 3,130
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,580
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
University of Minnesota-Morris participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 238900)

University of Minnesota-Morris Faculty

University of Minnesota-Morris has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1420
Non-tenured and not on tenure track14

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$76,9167$73,718
Associate professoracademic year21$63,14417$63,131
Assistant professoracademic year13$50,97221$53,355
Instructoracademic year3$40,8859$42,583
Lectureracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year56$62,65056$56,825

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

University of Minnesota-Morris Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Basketball Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Baseball Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Track Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

University of Minnesota-Morris Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

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

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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