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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?

1,333 Undergraduate Awards
$26,105 Avg Cost After Aid
60% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at MSU Moorhead have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at MSU Moorhead.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 65% of the faculty were full-time.

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Minnesota State University - Moorhead Rankings

We have ranked MSU Moorhead as #435 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MSU Moorhead.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Legal Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#136 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#158 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards MSU Moorhead has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#29 Best Value Colleges for Social Work College Factual
#41 Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#70 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#83 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#92 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#160 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Minnesota State University - Moorhead?

Location of 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
Website: https://www.mnstate.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/msumoorhead
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MSUMoorhead

How Do I Get Into MSU Moorhead?

You can apply to MSU Moorhead online at: https://www.mnstate.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for MSU Moorhead

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MSU Moorhead?

60% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 60%, MSU Moorhead does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

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 430 and 550. Math scores were between 500 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 430 to 550 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 500 to 630 )
200
800
MSU Moorhead received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Minnesota State University - Moorhead?

$26,105 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MSU Moorhead is $26,105. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MSU Moorhead, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $9,141 a year. That adds up to $36,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MSU Moorhead is 4.9%. 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

3,897 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,828 undergraduate students at MSU Moorhead, with 3,897 being full-time and 931 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MSU Moorhead

There are also 1,032 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,897 full-time undergraduates at MSU Moorhead, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MSU Moorhead

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MSU Moorhead Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 46
Black or African American 127
Hispanic or Latino 118
White 3,101
International Students 264
Other Races/Ethnicities 241

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

1,213 Took All Classes Online
2,977 Took At Least One Class Online
16.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at MSU Moorhead. In 2017-2018, 2,977 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.

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This school is the 17th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MSU Moorhead

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Minnesota State University - Moorhead was 16.7%. This is the #1,013 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSU Moorhead regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MSU Moorhead majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 3%
Business, Management & Marketing 11%
Curriculum & Instruction 4%
Education 12%
Educational Administration 13%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 19%
Health Professions 7%
Nursing 11%
Special Education 30%
Student Counseling 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MSU Moorhead ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MSU Moorhead.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Student Counseling #15
Curriculum & Instruction #42
Special Education #61
Educational Administration #95
Health & Medical Administrative Services #117
Nursing #199
Education #248
Business Administration & Management #297
Health Professions #334
Business, Management & Marketing #376

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%.

Minnesota State University - Moorhead Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 24 0 116 0 13 153
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 129 0 0 129
Teacher Education Subject Specific 3 0 93 0 0 96
Nursing 0 0 81 0 12 93
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 68 68
Social Work 0 0 64 0 0 64
Educational Administration 0 0 0 19 43 62
Communication Sciences 0 0 38 0 19 57
General Psychology 0 0 48 0 0 48
Finance & Financial Management 19 0 28 0 0 47
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 44 0 0 44
General Biology 0 0 43 0 0 43
Accounting 0 0 29 0 13 42
Health & Physical Education 0 0 38 0 0 38
Special Education 0 0 5 0 32 37
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 0 17 0 19 37
Student Counseling 0 0 0 4 30 34
Information Science 0 0 30 0 0 30
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 30 0 0 30
Design & Applied Arts 4 0 25 0 0 29
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 22 0 0 25
Construction Management 0 0 23 0 0 23
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 23 0 0 23
Computer Science 0 0 23 0 0 23
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 21 0 0 21
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 12 8 20
General English Literature 0 0 19 0 0 19
Legal Support Services 0 0 18 0 0 18
Sociology 0 0 17 0 0 17
Political Science & Government 0 0 16 0 0 16
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 4 0 10 0 0 14
Teaching English or French 0 0 8 0 6 14
Geography & Cartography 14 0 0 0 0 14
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 13 0 0 13
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 11 0 0 11
International Studies 0 0 11 0 0 11
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 9 0 0 9
Allied Health Professions 0 0 9 0 0 9
History 0 0 9 0 0 9
Mathematics 0 0 9 0 0 9
Economics 0 0 9 0 0 9
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 9 0 0 9
Physics 0 0 8 0 0 8
Anthropology 0 0 8 0 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 8 0 0 8
Journalism 0 0 7 0 0 7
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 7 0 0 7
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 7 0 0 0 7
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 7 0 0 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 7 0 0 7
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 6 0 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 6 0 0 6
Publishing 5 0 0 0 0 5
Area Studies 0 0 5 0 0 5
Gerontology 0 0 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 0 0 5 0 0 5
Romance Languages 0 0 4 0 0 4
Philosophy 1 0 3 0 0 4
Arts & Media Management 0 0 4 0 0 4
Writing Studies 3 0 0 0 0 3
Music 0 0 3 0 0 3
Ethnic Studies 1 0 1 0 0 2
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 1 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 0 0 1
Human Resource Management 1 0 0 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 84 7 1,242 35 263 1,631

References

*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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