Morningside College Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4909 of 14,131 In the World
#1374 of 2,597 In North America
#1297 of 2,496 In the United States
#22 of 39 In Iowa State
#1 of 3 In Sioux

Quick Review

Religion
United Methodist
Acceptance rate
69%
Avg. cost to attend
$22,146 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,281
Graduates
1,130
Male:Female Ratio
33:67
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Morningside College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 69% 70% 68%
Applicants 3,388 1,465 1,922
Admissions 2,324 1,021 1,303
Freshmen enrolled full time 358 194 164

1,236 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1952 (81%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 123 (5%)
Hispanic 119 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 65 (3%)
Black or African American 56 (2%)
Two or more races 55 (2%)
Asian 24 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 7 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$22,146/year
Average aid awarded
$23,809
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,699
$30-48K $20,160
$48-75K $21,210
$75-110K $22,616
$110K+ $24,824

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $32,460$5,400
Tuition in-state $32,460$5,400
Tuition out-of-state $32,460$5,400
Fee in-district $1,510
Fee in-state $1,510
Fee out-of-state $1,510

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 808
Combined charge for room and board $10,110
Room charge $5,450
Meal charge $4,660

Morningside College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Education, Other 208
Special Education and Teaching, General 58
Business Administration and Management, General 47
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 38
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 35
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 33
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 28
Elementary Education and Teaching 26
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities 16
Organizational Leadership 14
Agricultural and Food Products Processing 13
Counseling Psychology 12
Social Sciences, Other 11
Mass Communication & Media Studies 10
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 9
Accounting 7
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 5
Geriatric Nurse & Nursing 5
History, General 5
Mathematics, General 5
Psychology, General 5
Computer Programming & Programmer, General 4
History Teacher Education 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Music Teacher Education 4
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 3
Biopsychology 3
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 3
Graphic Design 3
Political Science and Government, General 3
Public & Applied History 3
Advertising 2
Clinical Nurse Leader 2
Developmental and Child Psychology 2
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 2
Music, General 2
Physics, General 2
Reading Teacher Education 2
Biology Teacher Education 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 1
Fine & Studio Arts, General 1
Mathematics and Computer Science 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Music Performance, General 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Grand Total 281 364
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 60% 49% 73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 69%

Publications & Citations

Publications
158
Citations
893

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
92 / 347
Sociology
37 / 149
Art & Design
31 / 46
Psychology
25 / 177
Law
23 / 126
Medicine
21 / 223
Political Science
16 / 138
Computer Science
13 / 57
History
11 / 4
Aesthetics
10 / 16
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
9 / 7
Classics and Ancient History
9 / 11
Business
9 / 10
Biology
9 / 25
Mathematics
9 / 28
Art History
9 / 1
Child Psychology
8 / 57
Social Psychology
7 / 39
Math Teachers
7 / 22
Physics
7 / 38
Media Studies
7 / 102
Chemistry
6 / 20
Environmental Science
6 / 26
Economics
6 / 15
Philosophy
6 / 11
Gender Studies
5 / 23
Literature
5 / 1
Broadcast Journalism
5 / 4
Health Science
5 / 4
Political Economy
5 / 11
Cognitive Science
5 / 28
Demography
4 / 16
Creative Writing
3 / 6
Cinematography
3 / 5
Communications and Public Relations
3 / 82
Entertainment Industry Business
3 / 6
Education Majors
3 / 16
Ecology
2 / 4
Anatomy and Physiology
2 / 20
Criminology and Criminal Justice
2 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 14
1992 0 11
1993 1 11
1994 4 6
1995 1 10
1996 3 20
1997 1 19
1998 2 17
1999 2 15
2000 1 12
2001 3 15
2002 2 36
2003 0 33
2004 7 40
2005 8 40
2006 15 36
2007 10 37
2008 5 50
2009 5 71
2010 5 70
2011 7 66
2012 7 86
2013 5 99
2014 3 107
2015 15 83
2016 6 93
2017 9 94
2018 7 67
2019 12 103
2020 14 123
2021 4 118

Morningside College alumni

  1. Phyllis Somerville

    Phyllis Somerville
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-2020 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    stage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Phyllis Jeanne Somerville was an American stage, film, and television actress. She is best known for her roles in Little Children (2006), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Surviving Family (2012), The Big C (2010–2013), and Outsiders (2016–2017).

  2. Pauline Phillips

    Pauline Phillips
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-2013 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    radio personalityjournalist
    Biography

    Pauline Esther "Popo" Phillips, also known as Abigail Van Buren, was an American advice columnist and radio show host who began the well-known Dear Abby newspaper column in 1956. It became the most widely syndicated newspaper column in the world, syndicated in 1,400 newspapers with 110 million readers.

  3. Eppie Lederer

    Eppie Lederer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-2002 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    writercolumnistjournalist
    Biography

    Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer, better known by the pen name Ann Landers, was an American advice columnist and eventually a nationwide media celebrity. She began writing the "Ask Ann Landers" column in 1955 and continued for 47 years, by which time its readership was 90 million people. A 1978 World Almanac survey named her the most influential woman in the United States. She was the identical twin sister of Pauline Phillips, who wrote the "Dear Abby" advice column as Abigail Van Buren.

  4. Bud Day

    Bud Day
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2013 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotlawyermilitary officer
    Biography

    George Everette "Bud" Day was a United States Air Force officer, aviator, and veteran of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. He was also a prisoner of war, and recipient of the Medal of Honor and Air Force Cross. As of 2016, he is the only person to be awarded both the Medal of Honor and Air Force Cross. He was posthumously advanced to the rank of brigadier general effective March 27, 2018, as directed by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.

General info

Alternative names MC
Founded 1894
Motto The Morningside College experience cultivates a passion for life-long learning and a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility
Colors maroon, white
Academic Calendar August to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff 307
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, Iowa, 51106-1751
United States
City population 86,000
Phone 7122745000
Fax +1 (712) 274 5101

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