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Located in Sioux City, Iowa, Morningside College is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

30 Undergraduate Degrees
27 Graduate Degrees
$27,371 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
55% Acceptance Rate

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Morningside College Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Morningside College?

Location of Morningside College

Contact details for Morningside are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
Phone: 712-274-5000

How Do I Get Into Morningside?

You can apply to Morningside online at:

Admission Requirements for Morningside

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into Morningside?

55% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Morningside is 55%, 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 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 54%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to Morningside submitted their SAT scores.Morningside received ACT scores from 100% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Morningside College  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Morningside College  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Morningside College  ( 20 to 25 )

Can I Afford Morningside College?

$27,371 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
3.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Morningside is $27,371. 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 Morningside, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $8,059 a year. That adds up to $32,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Morningside is 3.7%. 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.

Morningside College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,183 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,277 undergraduate students at Morningside, with 1,183 being full-time and 94 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Morningside

There are also 1,322 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,183 full-time undergraduates at Morningside, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Morningside

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Morningside College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Morningside Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 27
Hispanic or Latino 86
White 860
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 133

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Morningside College. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at Morningside. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Germany, Brazil, and Japan.

Online Learning at Morningside College

1,443 Took All Classes Online
1,443 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,443 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 12th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Morningside

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Morningside College was -0.9%. This is the #76 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Morningside regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 24%
Nursing 14%
Registered Nursing 18%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical Nurse Leader #2
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing #11
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #17
Registered Nursing #41
Nursing #52

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%.

Morningside College Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 30 4 0 34
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 0 17 17
Clinical Nurse Leader 0 0 6 6
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 30 4 23 57


*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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