Morningside College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,220
3.96% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,831
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.26%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
63.1%
3,739 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,599
46.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
50.5%
138 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 (45 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (33 degrees), and Registered Nursing (30 degrees).

In 2019, 633 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Morningside College. 70% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (549 degrees), 22.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Morningside College is $31,220, which is $9,194 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Morningside College is $31,220, which is $9,194 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,831.

In 2019, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,220
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Morningside College was $31,220. The cost of tuition at Morningside College is $9,194 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$22,831
2019 Value
2.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Morningside College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,831. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Morningside College grew by 2.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,160
Room and Board
$1,323
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Morningside College was of $10,160 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,323. The cost of room and board increased by 1.2% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.19% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Morningside College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.08% with respect to 2018, 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.
6.26%
2017 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Morningside College was 6.26%, which represents 36 out of the 575 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 3,739 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.7% annual decline. Out of those 3,739 applicants, 2,359 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,599 students enrolled at Morningside College in 2019, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Morningside College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,359
Accepted Out of 3,739

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Morningside College was 63.1% (2,359 admissions from 3,739 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −14.7%, while admissions declined by −6.57%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Morningside College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Morningside College has a total enrollment of 2,599 students. The full-time enrollment at Morningside College is 1,216 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,383. This means that 46.8% of students enrolled at Morningside College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Morningside College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83% White, 4.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.08% Two or More Races, 1.73% Black or African American, 1.04% Asian, 0.423% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Morningside College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (33.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (69.7%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Black or African American Female (3.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Morningside College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,599 students. The full-time enrollment at Morningside College is 1,216 and the part-time enrollment is 1,383. This means that 46.8% of students enrolled at Morningside College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2019 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    2,157
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    114
  3. Two or More Races
    54

The enrolled student population at Morningside College is 83% White, 4.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.08% Two or More Races, 1.73% Black or African American, 1.04% Asian, 0.423% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.154% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 121 students (4.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 253 more women than men received degrees from Morningside College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Morningside College is white (549 degrees awarded). There were 22.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Morningside College is General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (33 degrees) and Registered Nursing (30 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 (325 degrees awarded), Agriculture (17 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 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 (1,528,108 people), Secondary school teachers (588,685 people), Physicians (471,455 people), Postsecondary teachers (293,781 people), and Education administrators (291,797 people).

The most specialized majors at Morningside College are Education (325 degrees awarded), Agriculture (17 degrees), Physical Sciences (15 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Biology (33 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 Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Morningside College are Education (325 degrees awarded), Agriculture (17 degrees), Physical Sciences (15 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Biology (33 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 (2,912,838 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (645,958 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (572,124 people), Offices of physicians (256,053 people), and Scientific research & development services (199,907 people).

The most specialized majors at Morningside College are Education (325 degrees awarded), Agriculture (17 degrees), Physical Sciences (15 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Biology (33 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 Morningside College.
Most Common
  1. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 33 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Morningside College was General Business Administration & Management with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

190
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
443
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 190 degrees were awarded to men at Morningside College, which is 0.429 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (443).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Morningside College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.5 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 140 degrees were awarded to women at Morningside College in Other Education, which is 6.09 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 49% of students graduating from Morningside College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Morningside College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 6.52% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    549 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Morningside College is white (549 degrees awarded). There were 22.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

1.74% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    399 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    150 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Morningside College is white female (399 degrees awarded). There were 2.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (150 degrees).

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Operations

Morningside College has an endowment valued at nearly $44.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $218k (0.488%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Morningside College had a total salary expenditure of $38.6M. Morningside College employs 29 Associate professors, 26 Assistant professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at Morningside College are Female Associate professors (16), Male Assistant professors(14), and Male Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morningside College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$44.7M
2019 Endowment
4.93%
decline from 2018

Morningside College has an endowment valued at about $44.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Morningside College declined 4.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.25M 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. $15.2k - Federal
  2. $12.5k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Morningside College received $15.2k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.2M
2019 Salaries
2.52%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Morningside College paid a median of $16.2M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($38.6M) and a 2.52% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.25% decline from 2017 and a 5.98% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.93M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2019, Morningside College paid a total of $4.93M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Morningside College were Associate professor with 29 employees; Assistant professor with 26 employees; and Assistant professor with 18 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morningside College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; and Management with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Morningside College was Female Associate professor with 16 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Associate professor with 13 employees.

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

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