Morningside College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,890

4.6% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,147

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.79%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

55.2%

4,603 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,788

45.9% 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 (70 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (34 degrees), and Registered Nursing (32 degrees).

In 2017, 688 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Morningside College. 74.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (623 degrees), 24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (26 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Morningside College is $28,890, which is $8,157 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Morningside College is $28,890, which is $8,157 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,147.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,890

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Morningside College was $28,890. The cost of tuition at Morningside College is $8,157 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$22,147

2017 Value

3.96%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Morningside College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,147. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Morningside College grew by 3.96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,190

Room and Board

$1,253

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Morningside College was of $9,190 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,253. The cost of room and board increased by 5.51% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.47% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Morningside College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.03% with respect to 2016, when 97% 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.

3.79%

2016 Default Rate

22

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Morningside College was 3.79%, which represents 22 out of the 580 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 4,603 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.899% annual growth. Out of those 4,603 applicants, 2,540 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,788 students enrolled at Morningside College in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Morningside College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,540

Accepted Out of 4,603

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Morningside College was 55.2% (2,540 admissions from 4,603 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 56.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.899%, while admissions declined by -2.19%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Morningside College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Morningside College has a total enrollment of 2,788 students. The full-time enrollment at Morningside College is 1,280 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,508. This means that 45.9% of students enrolled at Morningside College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Morningside College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.1% White, 4.81% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Two or More Races, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.61% Asian, 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.251% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Morningside College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (60.7%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Morningside College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,788 students. The full-time enrollment at Morningside College is 1,280 and the part-time enrollment is 1,508. This means that 45.9% of students enrolled at Morningside College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2017 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 70%. 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

    2,346

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    134

  3. Two or More Races

    46

The enrolled student population at Morningside College is 84.1% White, 4.81% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Two or More Races, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.61% Asian, 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.251% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 128 students (4.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 334 more women than men received degrees from Morningside College. The majority of degree recipients at Morningside College are white (623 degrees awarded). There were 24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (26 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Morningside College is General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (34 degrees) and Registered Nursing (32 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 (412 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Biology (34 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 (1,970,497 people), Physicians (463,629 people), Secondary school teachers (352,039 people), Postsecondary teachers (307,878 people), and Education administrators (292,409 people).

The most specialized majors at Morningside College are Education (412 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Biology (34 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), and History (6 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, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Morningside College are Education (412 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Biology (34 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), and History (6 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 (2,909,028 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (635,472 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (596,639 people), Offices of physicians (228,172 people), and Scientific research & development services (176,974 people).

The most specialized majors at Morningside College are Education (412 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Biology (34 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), and History (6 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. 70 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Morningside College was General Business Administration & Management with 70 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 177

  2. 511

In 2017, 177 degrees were awarded to men at Morningside College, which is 0.346 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (511).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Morningside College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.04 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 159 degrees were awarded to women at Morningside College in Other Education, which is 5.48 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 45% of students graduating from Morningside College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% 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

    623 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Morningside College is white (623 degrees awarded). There were 24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (26 degrees).

3.78% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    475 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    148 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Morningside College is white female (475 degrees awarded). There were 3.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (148 degrees).

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Operations

Morningside College has an endowment valued at nearly $43.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.28M (14.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Morningside College had a total expenditure of $38.2M. Of that $38.2M, they spent $17.7M on salaries and $38.2M on benefits.

Morningside College employs 31 Assistant professors, 24 Associate professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at Morningside College are Female Assistant professors (20), Male Associate professors(14), and Male Professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morningside College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 39 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$43.7M

2017 Endowment

4.11%

growth from 2016

Morningside College has an endowment valued at about $43.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Morningside College grew 4.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.6M 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. $289k - Federal

  2. $26k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Morningside College received $289k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $26k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$17.7M

Salary Expenditure

$38.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Morningside College had a total expenditure of $38.2M. Of that $38.2M, they spent $17.7M on salaries and $38.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$17.7M

2017 Salaries

5.98%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Morningside College paid a median of $17.7M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($38.2M) and a 5.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.8% growth from 2015 and a 8.89% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.75M

Instructional Salaries

76

Number of Employees

In 2017, Morningside College paid a total of $4.75M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

31 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

39 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Morningside College were Assistant professor with 31 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morningside College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; and Management with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Morningside College was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Male Associate professor with 14 employees, and Male Professor with 12 employees.

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

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