Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead, MN 56563


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,923
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,632 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Minnesota State University Moorhead is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,261 applications and 2,540 students were granted admission. Minnesota State University Moorhead is at the #58 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 91% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT910 to 1120
ACT20 to 25

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Minnesota State University Moorhead charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,272 and in-state students paid $7,136.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 86% of Minnesota State University Moorhead's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 27% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,850 (which is 13.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2016-2017, was 449, which is 63% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,245 (which is 17.8% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Minnesota State University Moorhead has enrolled a total of 5,923 students (4,459 students full-time and 1,464 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,923 students, 529 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 38% men and 62% women and 5,205 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 718 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 835 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 79%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Black/African American: 3%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 27% 189
Education 24% 170 115
Social Sciences 7% 52
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 51 12
Health Professions And Related Programs 6% 45 44
Psychology 3% 24
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 18
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 17
Physical Sciences 1% 10

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Minnesota State University Moorhead full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Minnesota State University Moorhead graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,200. Last year, out of the total 2,485 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,386 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,193 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,969 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,200 $38,000
Employment Rate 96% 93%
Total Graduates 2,485 3,193

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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