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Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a public institution located in Moorhead, Minnesota. Moorhead is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

81 Undergraduate Degrees
12 Graduate Degrees
$26,105 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
60% Acceptance Rate

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Minnesota State University - Moorhead Rankings

MSU Moorhead is ranked #160 out of 1,284 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. MSU Moorhead also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

MSU Moorhead has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#136 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MSU Moorhead.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#45 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#136 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Minnesota State University - Moorhead?

Location of Minnesota State University - Moorhead

Contact details for MSU Moorhead are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1104 Seventh Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56563
Phone: 800-593-7246

How Do I Get Into MSU Moorhead?

You can apply to MSU Moorhead online at:

Admission Requirements for MSU Moorhead

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MSU Moorhead?

60% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at MSU Moorhead is 60%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to MSU Moorhead submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 550. Math scores were between 500 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 430 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 500 to 630 )
MSU Moorhead received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Minnesota State University - Moorhead  ( 20 to 25 )

Can I Afford Minnesota State University - Moorhead?

$26,105 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MSU Moorhead is $26,105. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MSU Moorhead, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $9,141 a year. That adds up to $36,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MSU Moorhead is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Minnesota State University - Moorhead Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,787 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,673 undergraduate students at MSU Moorhead, with 3,787 being full-time and 886 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MSU Moorhead

There are also 1,074 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,787 full-time undergraduates at MSU Moorhead, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MSU Moorhead

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Minnesota State University - Moorhead students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MSU Moorhead Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 136
Hispanic or Latino 120
White 3,024
International Students 227
Other Races/Ethnicities 230

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Minnesota State University - Moorhead. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at MSU Moorhead. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Nigeria, and Japan.

Online Learning at Minnesota State University - Moorhead

1,213 Took All Classes Online
2,977 Took At Least One Class Online
16.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at MSU Moorhead. In 2017-2018, 2,977 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSU Moorhead has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 9th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MSU Moorhead

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Minnesota State University - Moorhead was 16.7%. This is the #644 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSU Moorhead regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MSU Moorhead majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 11%
Registered Nursing 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MSU Moorhead ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MSU Moorhead.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Science #10
Nursing Administration #33
Registered Nursing #154
Nursing #199

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Minnesota State University - Moorhead Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 81 12 93
Nursing Administration 0 0 0
Nursing Science 0 0 0
TOTAL 81 12 93


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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