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Morningside College Overview

Morningside College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Sioux City, Iowa. The city atmosphere of Sioux City makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Morningside College Known For?

344 Undergraduate Awards
$28,224 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Morningside.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Morningside makes roughly $43,700 a year. This is 7% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Morningside student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Morningside College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Other Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Other Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Most Popular Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Value Colleges for Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for Other Education College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for Other Education College Factual
#15 Best Value Colleges for Special Education College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for General Special Education College Factual
#26 Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Morningside College?


Contact details for Morningside are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
Phone: 712-274-5000

How Do I Get Into Morningside?

You can apply to Morningside online at:

Admission Requirements for Morningside

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into Morningside?

69% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 69%, Morningside 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 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

About 0% of students accepted to Morningside submitted their SAT scores.Morningside received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford Morningside College?

$28,224 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
6.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Morningside is $28,224. 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 Morningside, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,478 a year. That adds up to $33,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Morningside is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Morningside College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,157 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,281 undergraduate students at Morningside, with 1,157 being full-time and 124 being part-time.


There are also 1,130 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,157 full-time undergraduates at Morningside, 50% are male and 50% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Morningside College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 94
White 798
International Students 64
Other Races/Ethnicities 148

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Morningside College. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at Morningside. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Germany, Brazil, and Japan.

Online Learning at Morningside College

1,236 Took All Classes Online
1,236 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,236 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 16th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Morningside

The following table shows how Morningside 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
Other Education #49 #49

Online Growth Rankings of Morningside

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Morningside College was -5.9%. This is the #869 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Morningside regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 13%
Health Professions 21%
Nursing 21%
Other Education 22%
Special Education 24%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Education #89
Teacher Education Subject Specific #211
Special Education #221
Nursing #347

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%.

Morningside College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Other Education 0 0 208 208
Special Education 9 0 112 121
Business Administration & Management 75 0 0 75
Nursing 28 2 42 72
General Biology 37 0 0 37
Teacher Education Grade Specific 26 0 0 26
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17 0 2 19
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 17 0 0 17
Other Social Sciences 14 0 0 14
Food Processing 13 0 0 13
Communication & Media Studies 11 0 0 11
Chemistry 11 0 0 11
Accounting 9 0 0 9
History 9 0 0 9
Fine & Studio Arts 8 0 0 8
Mathematics 6 0 0 6
General Psychology 6 0 0 6
Music 6 0 0 6
Computer Programming 5 0 0 5
Engineering Physics 4 0 0 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4 0 0 4
Graphic Communications 3 0 0 3
Biopsychology 3 0 0 3
Child Development & Psychology 3 0 0 3
Political Science & Government 3 0 0 3
Design & Applied Arts 3 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 0 3
Public Relations & Advertising 2 0 0 2
Romance Languages 2 0 0 2
Physics 2 0 0 2
General English Literature 1 0 0 1
Mathematics & Computer Science 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 1
Religious Studies 1 0 0 1
International Relations & National Security 1 0 0 1
Business/Corporate Communications 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 344 2 364 710


*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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