Morningside College

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General Information

Admission Office

1501 Morningside Avenue

Sioux City, IA 51106

(712) 274-5000

(800) 831-0806

Fax: (712) 274-5101

Contact: Amy Williams

Co-Director of Admissions
Main Address

1501 Morningside Avenue

Sioux City, IA 51106

(712) 274-5000

Total undergrads: 1,250

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 343

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,213

Graduate enrollment: 741

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 59%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Engineering/Applied Physics B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B


American History (U.S.) B
History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biopsychology B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Counseling Psychology B
Industrial/Organizational Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Morningside College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (712) 274-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,599
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 56%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,208 (46% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $32,720
Out-of-state Tuition: $32,720
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $22,327

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Morningside College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Morningside College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 135
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 223
History 4
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 4
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 7
Grand total 2568

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Morningside College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $32,720
Out-of-state $32,720
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,040
Out-of-state $5,040

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 345 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 345 100% $22,327
Student loan aid 277 80% $8,406

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,211 94% $21,230
Federal student loans 939 73% $6,665

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Morningside College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Morningside College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,738 1,569 2,169
Percent admitted 100% 65% 61%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 13% 8%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Morningside College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,599
Undergraduate enrollment 1,277
Graduate enrollment 1,322

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Morningside College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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