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Minnesota State University - Moorhead Overview

Located in Moorhead, Minnesota, Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Moorhead makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Minnesota State University - Moorhead Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$25,749 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at MSU Moorhead have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at MSU Moorhead is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 62% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, MSU Moorhead bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $49,476 a year. That's about 21% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is Minnesota State University - Moorhead?


Contact details for MSU Moorhead are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1104 Seventh Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56563
Phone: 800-593-7246

How Do I Get Into MSU Moorhead?

You can apply to MSU Moorhead online at:

Admission Requirements for MSU Moorhead

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MSU Moorhead?

72% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Minnesota State University - Moorhead is 72%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to MSU Moorhead submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 580. Math scores were between 530 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 510 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 530 to 600 )
MSU Moorhead received ACT scores from 69% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford Minnesota State University - Moorhead?

$25,749 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MSU Moorhead is $25,749. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MSU Moorhead, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $8,707 a year. That adds up to $34,828 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MSU Moorhead is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Minnesota State University - Moorhead Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,134 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,026 undergraduate students at MSU Moorhead, with 3,134 being full-time and 892 being part-time.


There are also 1,062 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,134 full-time undergraduates at MSU Moorhead, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Minnesota State University - Moorhead students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 46
Black or African American 131
Hispanic or Latino 121
White 2,539
International Students 130
Other Races/Ethnicities 167

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Minnesota State University - Moorhead. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at MSU Moorhead. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Nigeria, and Japan.

Online Learning at Minnesota State University - Moorhead

1,426 Took All Classes Online
3,852 Took At Least One Class Online
11.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 21 bachelor’s degree and 27 master’s degree programs available online at MSU Moorhead. In 2020-2021, 3,852 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSU Moorhead has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 9th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of MSU Moorhead

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Minnesota State University - Moorhead was 11.6%. This is the #1,334 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSU Moorhead regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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