Morningside College Fast Facts Fall 2013

Location: Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Main Telephone Number: 712-274-5000
Main Website:
Chair, Board of Directors: Mr. Michael L. Bennett
President: Mr. John C. Reynders (1999 - present)

Type of Institution:

Private, four-year coed, residential, liberal arts
Founded: 1894 by the Methodist Episcopal Church
Degrees Conferred: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Music Education; Master of Arts in Teaching
Academic Calendar: Semester with May Term
Academic Year: Late August through May
Campus: 69 acres, 23 buildings
Colors: Maroon & White
Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,263
Total Enrollment: 2,542
ACT of Incoming Freshman:

Composite Score: 23
25th %tile: 20
75th %tile: 25
% with 20 or higher score: 81%

Percent of New Freshman in Top 25% HS Class: 46%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio (FTE): 13:1
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate (2012 Cohort): 73%
Three Majors with Largest Enrollments: Business Administration (227)
Biology (115)
Nursing (103)
Number of Baccalaureate Graduates (2012-13) 271
Annual Tuition: $24,720
Placement Rate (2011-12 Graduates): 98%
Total Number of Full-Time Faculty: 81
Percent of Faculty with Terminal Degree: 74%

Mission Statement

The Morningside College experience cultivates a passion for life-long learning and a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility.

Vision Statement

The College is a student-centered participatory community, offering a liberal arts curriculum combined with a diverse array of practical experiences. The goal is the development of the whole person though an emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, cultural understanding, practical wisdom, spiritual discernment, and ethical action. The Morningside College graduate is equipped for both personal and professional success.