Morningside College

1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux city, IA 51106-1751
Tel: (712)274-5000
Private not-for-profit | 2,224 students
Rooted in a strong liberal arts tradition, Morningside prepares students to be flexible in thought, open in attitude, and confident in themselves. The Morningside College experience cultivates a passion for life-long learning and a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility

School Overview:

Morningside College
CountyWoodbury County, IA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
116 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,224 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,202 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
1,022 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,242 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
982 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted63%64%
ACT English (25-75%)19-2319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2318-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2520-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1894 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, Morningside College is a private, four-year, co-educational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Morningside has 19 buildings on a 68-acre campus in a scenic, secure residential area of Sioux City, Iowa (population 140,000). The Morningside Historic District, which includes Grace United Methodist Church and most of the campus, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Morningside College has been preparing students for both personal and professional success for more than 110 years. The Morningside experience provides an education which develops the whole person through an emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, cultural understanding, practical wisdom, spiritual discernment, and ethical action.
  • The campus of Morningside College is located at 1501 Morningside Avenue in Sioux City, Iowa; off of Interstate Hwy 29, 90 miles north of Omaha, Neb., and 75 miles south of Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Morningside was designated one of the Midwest's "Best Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor's" in the U.S.News & World Report's 2005 and 2006 college rankings and has been designated a "Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review since 2003.
  • Morningside is accredited by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Board of Nursing, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, National Association of Schools of Music, and University Senate of the United Methodist Church.
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