Minnesota State University Moorhead

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,136

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,294

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.29%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

59.6%

4,261 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,923

75.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

41.3%

496 Graduates

About

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a higher education institution located in Clay County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Minnesota State University Moorhead were Social Work (94 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (88 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (80 degrees).

In 2016, 1,536 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Minnesota State University Moorhead. 66.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,252 degrees), 15.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (79 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Minnesota State University Moorhead is $7,136, which is $-13,024 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Minnesota State University Moorhead is $7,136, which is $-13,024 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,294.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,136

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Minnesota State University Moorhead was $7,136. The cost of tuition at Minnesota State University Moorhead is $-13,024 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$15,294

2016 Value

6.91%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Minnesota State University Moorhead had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,294. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Minnesota State University Moorhead grew by 6.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,798

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Minnesota State University Moorhead was of $7,798 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 5.84% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Minnesota State University Moorhead received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2015, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.29%

2015 Default Rate

86

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Minnesota State University Moorhead was 4.29%, which represents 86 out of the 2007 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Minnesota State University Moorhead received 4,261 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 66.5% annual growth. Out of those 4,261 applicants, 2,540 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.6% acceptance rate.

There were 5,923 students enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2016, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Minnesota State University Moorhead has an overall enrollment yield of 34.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,540

Accepted Out of 4,261

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Minnesota State University Moorhead was 59.6% (2,540 admissions from 4,261 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 77.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 66.5%, while admissions grew by 28.4%.

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SAT Scores

3%

Submission Percentage

28

Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Minnesota State University Moorhead has a total enrollment of 5,923 students. The full-time enrollment at Minnesota State University Moorhead is 4,459 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,464. This means that 75.3% of students enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Minnesota State University Moorhead, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.8% White, 3.04% Two or More Races, 2.92% Hispanic or Latino, 2.87% Black or African American, 1.25% Asian, 0.709% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0844% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Male (1.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (76.7%), followed by White Male (11.7%) and Two or More Races Female (2.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Minnesota State University Moorhead, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,923 students. The full-time enrollment at Minnesota State University Moorhead is 4,459 and the part-time enrollment is 1,464. This means that 75.3% of students enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Minnesota State University Moorhead was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Minnesota State University Moorhead had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,670

  2. Two or More Races

    180

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    173

The enrolled student population at Minnesota State University Moorhead is 78.8% White, 3.04% Two or More Races, 2.92% Hispanic or Latino, 2.87% Black or African American, 1.25% Asian, 0.709% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0844% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 191 students (3.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 494 more women than men received degrees from Minnesota State University Moorhead. The majority of degree recipients at Minnesota State University Moorhead are white (1,252 degrees awarded). There were 15.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (79 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Minnesota State University Moorhead is Social Work (94 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (88 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (80 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Minnesota State University Moorhead, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (309 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (138 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,007,272 people), Secondary school teachers (345,107 people), Miscellaneous managers (309,085 people), Education administrators (300,329 people), and Social workers (224,016 people).

The most specialized majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Education (309 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (138 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees), and Communications (99 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Education (309 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (138 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees), and Communications (99 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Elementary & secondary schools (3,026,677 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (428,519 people), Hospitals (292,950 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (176,479 people), and Individual & family services (170,395 people).

The most specialized majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Education (309 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (138 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees), and Communications (99 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Most Common

  1. 94 degrees awarded

  2. 88 degrees awarded

  3. 80 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Minnesota State University Moorhead was Social Work with 94 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 521

  2. 1,015

In 2016, 521 degrees were awarded to men at Minnesota State University Moorhead, which is 0.513 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,015).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Minnesota State University Moorhead in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.848 times less than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 85 degrees were awarded to women at Minnesota State University Moorhead in Social Work, which is 9.44 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 23% of students graduating from Minnesota State University Moorhead completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Minnesota State University Moorhead is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.65% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,252 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    79 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Minnesota State University Moorhead is white (1,252 degrees awarded). There were 15.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (79 degrees).

5.14% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    831 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    421 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Minnesota State University Moorhead is white female (831 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (421 degrees).

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Operations

Minnesota State University Moorhead has an endowment valued at nearly $11.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $428k (3.78%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Minnesota State University Moorhead had a total expenditure of $96.8M. Of that $96.8M, they spent $47.8M on salaries and $96.8M on benefits.

Minnesota State University Moorhead employs 112 Professors, 49 Assistant professors, and 42 Associate professors. Most academics at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Male Professors (68), Female Professors(44), and Female Associate professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Minnesota State University Moorhead are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 53 employees, and Service with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.3M

2015 Endowment

2.43%

decline from 2014

Minnesota State University Moorhead has an endowment valued at about $11.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Minnesota State University Moorhead declined 2.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.5M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Minnesota State University Moorhead received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$47.8M

Salary Expenditure

$96.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Minnesota State University Moorhead had a total expenditure of $96.8M. Of that $96.8M, they spent $47.8M on salaries and $96.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Minnesota State University Moorhead as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$47.8M

2015 Salaries

4.98%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Minnesota State University Moorhead paid a median of $47.8M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($96.8M) and a 4.98% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.49% growth from 2013 and a 4.83% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.5M

Instructional Salaries

218

Number of Employees

In 2015, Minnesota State University Moorhead paid a total of $16.5M to 218 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

112 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

57 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Minnesota State University Moorhead were Professor with 112 employees; Assistant professor with 49 employees; and Assistant professor with 42 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Minnesota State University Moorhead were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees; and Service with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Minnesota State University Moorhead was Male Professor with 68 employees, Female Professor with 44 employees, and Female Associate professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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