Minnesota State University Moorhead

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,632
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,324
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.1%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
66.1%
3,688 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,547
67% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
54.6%
483 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 Elementary Education & Teaching (100 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (76 degrees), and Social Work (69 degrees).

In 2020, 1,594 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Minnesota State University Moorhead. 67.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,324 degrees), 30.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Minnesota State University Moorhead is $7,632, which is $−14,898 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Minnesota State University Moorhead is $7,632, which is $−14,898 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,324.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students attending Minnesota State University Moorhead received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,632
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Minnesota State University Moorhead was $7,632. The cost of tuition at Minnesota State University Moorhead is $−14,898 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$17,324
2020 Value
4.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Minnesota State University Moorhead had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,324. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Minnesota State University Moorhead grew by 4.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,560
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Minnesota State University Moorhead was of $9,560 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.13% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Minnesota State University Moorhead received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 38.3% with respect to 2019, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.1%
2018 Default Rate
50
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Minnesota State University Moorhead was 3.1%, which represents 50 out of the 1614 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 3,688 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.94% annual decline. Out of those 3,688 applicants, 2,436 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.1% acceptance rate.

There were 5,547 students enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2020, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Minnesota State University Moorhead has an overall enrollment yield of 30%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,436
Accepted Out of 3,688

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Minnesota State University Moorhead was 66.1% (2,436 admissions from 3,688 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 65.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.94%, while admissions declined by −5.98%.

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage
15
Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Minnesota State University Moorhead has a total enrollment of 5,547 students. The full-time enrollment at Minnesota State University Moorhead is 3,719 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,828. This means that 67% 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 82.4% White, 4.34% Black or African American, 3.73% Two or More Races, 3.01% Hispanic or Latino, 1.66% Asian, 0.703% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0721% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.1%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Two or More Races Female (2.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (67.4%), followed by White Male (13.7%) and Two or More Races Female (2.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Minnesota State University Moorhead, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,547 students. The full-time enrollment at Minnesota State University Moorhead is 3,719 and the part-time enrollment is 1,828. This means that 67% of students enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Minnesota State University Moorhead had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,570
  2. Black or African American
    241
  3. Two or More Races
    207

The enrolled student population at Minnesota State University Moorhead is 82.4% White, 4.34% Black or African American, 3.73% Two or More Races, 3.01% Hispanic or Latino, 1.66% Asian, 0.703% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0721% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 41 students (0.739%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 562 more women than men received degrees from Minnesota State University Moorhead. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Minnesota State University Moorhead is white (1,324 degrees awarded). There were 30.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Minnesota State University Moorhead is Elementary Education & Teaching (100 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (76 degrees) and Social Work (69 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 (438 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (101 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 (1,767,981 people), Secondary school teachers (407,802 people), Education administrators (269,603 people), Other managers (175,256 people), and Social workers, all other (166,740 people).

The most specialized majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Education (438 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (101 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Education (438 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (101 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 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 (2,875,346 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (347,194 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (229,419 people), Individual & family services (151,642 people), and Outpatient care centers (120,629 people).

The most specialized majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Education (438 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (101 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 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. 100 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 76 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 69 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Minnesota State University Moorhead was Elementary Education & Teaching with 100 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

516
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,078
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 516 degrees were awarded to men at Minnesota State University Moorhead, which is 0.479 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,078).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Minnesota State University Moorhead in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.875 times less than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 93 degrees were awarded to women at Minnesota State University Moorhead in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 13.3 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 31% 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, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Minnesota State University Moorhead is Female and White (63.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 5.59% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,324 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Minnesota State University Moorhead is white (1,324 degrees awarded). There were 30.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (43 degrees).

1.25% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    928 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    396 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Minnesota State University Moorhead is white female (928 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (396 degrees).

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Operations

Minnesota State University Moorhead has an endowment valued at nearly $29.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $956k (3.21%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Minnesota State University Moorhead had a total salary expenditure of $101M. Minnesota State University Moorhead employs 106 Professors, 52 Assistant professors, and 46 Associate professors. Most academics at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Male Professors (62), Female Professors(44), and Female Associate professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Minnesota State University Moorhead are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 73 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, and Service with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29.8M
2020 Endowment
5.69%
growth from 2019

Minnesota State University Moorhead has an endowment valued at about $29.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Minnesota State University Moorhead grew 5.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.84M 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 2020, 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

Salary Expenditure

$48.2M
2020 Salaries
1.82%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Minnesota State University Moorhead paid a median of $48.2M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 1.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.35% growth from 2018 and a 2.03% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.6M
Instructional Salaries
209
Number of Employees

In 2020, Minnesota State University Moorhead paid a total of $17.6M to 209 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
106 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
73 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Minnesota State University Moorhead were Professor with 106 employees; Assistant professor with 52 employees; and Assistant professor with 46 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Minnesota State University Moorhead were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 73 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; and Service with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Minnesota State University Moorhead was Male Professor with 62 employees, Female Professor with 44 employees, and Female Associate professor with 29 employees.

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

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