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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$28,224 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Morningside is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Morningside.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Morningside bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $54,118 a year. That's about 33% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Morningside student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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 Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Morningside?

74% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
Morningside has an acceptance rate of 74%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Can I Afford Morningside College?

$28,224 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
0.8% 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 $8,456 a year. That adds up to $33,824 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Morningside is 0.8%. 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.

Morningside College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,160 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,245 undergraduate students at Morningside, with 1,160 being full-time and 85 being part-time.


There are also 1,074 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,160 full-time undergraduates at Morningside, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 37
Hispanic or Latino 76
White 773
International Students 86
Other Races/Ethnicities 175

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

1,140 Took All Classes Online
1,140 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 45 master’s degree programs available online at Morningside. In 2020-2021, 1,140 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 5th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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.

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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