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?
- Students at MSU Moorhead have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at MSU Moorhead is the doctor's degree.
- In 2019-2020, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from MSU Moorhead makes roughly $47,117 a year. This is 15% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Minnesota State University - Moorhead Rankings
We have ranked MSU Moorhead as #316 out of 2,018 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 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.
MSU Moorhead has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#75||Best Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#100||Best Graduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MSU Moorhead.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards MSU Moorhead has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Communication Arts and Literature Teacher Education Schools||College Factual|
|#28||Best Teaching English or French Schools||College Factual|
|#42||Best Physical Education Teaching & Coaching Schools||College Factual|
|#96||Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools||College Factual|
|#174||Best Nursing Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
|#228||Best Business Administration & Management Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Minnesota State University - Moorhead?
Contact details for MSU Moorhead are given below.
|Address:||1104 Seventh Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56563|
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
|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||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into MSU Moorhead?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.
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 550 and 600. Math scores were between 530 and 580.
Can I Afford Minnesota State University - Moorhead?
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 70% of students took out student loans averaging $9,354 a year. That adds up to $37,416 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at MSU Moorhead is 3.0%. 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
There are also 1,102 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,529 full-time undergraduates at MSU Moorhead, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Minnesota State University - Moorhead students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||146|
|Hispanic or Latino||125|
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
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of MSU Moorhead
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Minnesota State University - Moorhead was $8,980 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $16,612. The following table shows how MSU Moorhead is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#34||#63|
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.
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|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||14%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||50%|
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|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#137|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#183|
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Bobak Ha’Eri under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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