Morningside College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,620

3.52% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,304

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.62%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

56.9%

4,562 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,902

45.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

54.1%

185 Graduates

About

Morningside College is a higher education institution located in Woodbury County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Morningside College were General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (33 degrees), and Registered Nursing (26 degrees).

In 2016, 600 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Morningside College. 71.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (513 degrees), 10.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Morningside College is $27,620, which is $7,460 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Morningside College is $27,620, which is $7,460 more 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 $21,304.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,620

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Morningside College was $27,620. The cost of tuition at Morningside College is $7,460 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$21,304

2016 Value

1.41%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Morningside College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,304. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Morningside College grew by 1.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,710

Room and Board

$1,188

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Morningside College was of $8,710 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,188. The cost of room and board increased by 5.58% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.06% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Morningside College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2015, when 96% 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.

4.62%

2015 Default Rate

26

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Morningside College was 4.62%, which represents 26 out of the 563 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

Morningside College received 4,562 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.132% annual growth. Out of those 4,562 applicants, 2,597 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,902 students enrolled at Morningside College in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Morningside College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,597

Accepted Out of 4,562

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Morningside College was 56.9% (2,597 admissions from 4,562 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 56%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.132%, while admissions grew by 1.8%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Morningside College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Morningside College has a total enrollment of 2,902 students. The full-time enrollment at Morningside College is 1,329 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,573. This means that 45.8% of students enrolled at Morningside College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Morningside College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.2% White, 3.89% Hispanic or Latino, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.861% Asian, 0.861% Black or African American, 0.379% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.172% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Morningside College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.2%), followed by White Male (34.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (76.5%), followed by White Male (8.82%) and Asian Female (2.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Morningside College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,902 students. The full-time enrollment at Morningside College is 1,329 and the part-time enrollment is 1,573. This means that 45.8% of students enrolled at Morningside College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

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 Morningside College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Morningside College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,414

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    113

  3. Two or More Races

    43

The enrolled student population at Morningside College is 83.2% White, 3.89% Hispanic or Latino, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.861% Asian, 0.861% Black or African American, 0.379% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.172% 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, 203 students (7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 256 more women than men received degrees from Morningside College. The majority of degree recipients at Morningside College are white (513 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Morningside College is General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (33 degrees) and Registered Nursing (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Morningside College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (357 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and History (9 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 Morningside College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,974,464 people), Physicians & surgeons (470,285 people), Secondary school teachers (361,597 people), Postsecondary teachers (331,793 people), and Miscellaneous managers (297,640 people).

The most specialized majors at Morningside College are Education (357 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (9 degrees), Biology (33 degrees), and Physical Sciences (9 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 Morningside College are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Morningside College are Education (357 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (9 degrees), Biology (33 degrees), and Physical Sciences (9 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 Morningside College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,933,945 people), Hospitals (622,746 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (609,976 people), Offices of physicians (203,990 people), and Scientific research & development services (179,445 people).

The most specialized majors at Morningside College are Education (357 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (9 degrees), Biology (33 degrees), and Physical Sciences (9 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 48 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Morningside College was General Business Administration & Management with 48 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 172

  2. 428

In 2016, 172 degrees were awarded to men at Morningside College, which is 0.402 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (428).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Morningside College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.43 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 149 degrees were awarded to women at Morningside College in Other Education, which is 5.52 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 44% of students graduating from Morningside College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Morningside College is Female and Asian (100% 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, 2.7% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    513 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    48 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Morningside College is white (513 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (48 degrees).

8% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    372 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    141 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Morningside College is white female (372 degrees awarded). There were 2.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (141 degrees).

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Operations

Morningside College has an endowment valued at nearly $44.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.89M (6.44%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Morningside College had a total expenditure of $35.3M. Of that $35.3M, they spent $15.8M on salaries and $35.3M on benefits.

Morningside College employs 37 Assistant professors, 27 Associate professors, and 19 Professors. Most academics at Morningside College are Female Assistant professors (21), Male Assistant professors(16), and Male Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morningside College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$44.9M

2015 Endowment

3.57%

decline from 2014

Morningside College has an endowment valued at about $44.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Morningside College declined 3.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16M higher 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. $338k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Morningside College received $338k 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

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$15.8M

Salary Expenditure

$35.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Morningside College had a total expenditure of $35.3M. Of that $35.3M, they spent $15.8M on salaries and $35.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Morningside College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.8M

2015 Salaries

8.89%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Morningside College paid a median of $15.8M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($35.3M) and a 8.89% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.27% growth from 2013 and a 0.353% decline from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.2M

Instructional Salaries

85

Number of Employees

In 2015, Morningside College paid a total of $5.2M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

37 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

38 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Morningside College were Assistant professor with 37 employees; Associate professor with 27 employees; and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morningside College were Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Morningside College was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Associate professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Morningside College.

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