Morningside University

Private, Four-years School Located in Sioux City, IA

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How much is the Morningside tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Morningside's tuition & fees is $38,190.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $53,060 when a student lives on-campus.

Morningside Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$38,190
Books & Supplies Costs$1,250
On-campus Room & Board$10,720
On-campus Expenses$2,900
Off-campus Room & Board$11,990
Off-campus Expenses$2,900
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$41,352

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Morningside for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $169,969 at Morningside. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $227,696. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $122,701.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$39,838$53,775$29,166
Sophomore (2024-25)$41,558$55,819$30,148
Junior (2025-26)$43,351$57,945$31,166
Senior (2026-27)$45,222$60,156$32,221
4 Years Total$169,969$227,696$122,701
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$41,558$55,819$30,148
Sophomore (2025-26)$43,351$57,945$31,166
Junior (2026-27)$45,222$60,156$32,221
Senior (2027-28)$47,174$62,455$33,315
4 Years Total$177,304$236,376$126,850
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$43,351$57,945$31,166
Sophomore (2026-27)$45,222$60,156$32,221
Junior (2027-28)$47,174$62,455$33,315
Senior (2028-29)$49,210$64,847$34,449
4 Years Total$184,956$245,403$131,151
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$45,222$60,156$32,221
Sophomore (2027-28)$47,174$62,455$33,315
Junior (2028-29)$49,210$64,847$34,449
Senior (2029-30)$51,333$67,335$35,625
4 Years Total$192,938$254,794$135,610
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$47,174$62,455$33,315
Sophomore (2028-29)$49,210$64,847$34,449
Junior (2029-30)$51,333$67,335$35,625
Senior (2030-31)$53,549$69,923$36,845
4 Years Total$201,265$264,561$140,234

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Morningside' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $25,497.
Morningside University$38,190
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Morningside and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Morningside UniversitySioux City, IA$38,190$11,111
Piedmont UniversityDemorest, GA$30,680$11,940
Champlain CollegeBurlington, VT$45,550$10,710
Alaska Pacific UniversityAnchorage, AK$20,760$12,110
California Lutheran UniversityThousand Oaks, CA$50,670$22,498
Southern Nazarene UniversityBethany, OK$29,600$14,608
La Sierra UniversityRiverside, CA$35,910$15,997
La Salle UniversityPhiladelphia, PA$35,570$27,770
Christian Brothers UniversityMemphis, TN$37,300$13,588
Saint Edward's UniversityAustin, TX$51,384$29,570
Keiser University-Ft LauderdaleFort Lauderdale, FL$24,136$34,590

Financial Aid and COA

At Morningside University, 1,200 students (96%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $23,591.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Morningside is $29,469 for students living on-campus and $30,739 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 370 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,011 and the average amount of student loans is $8,610.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$53,060
COA (off-campus)$54,330
Tuition & Fees$38,190
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,870
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,140
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,469
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$30,739
Average Financial Aid$23,591
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,20096%$23,591
Pell Grants39432%$4,366
Federal Student Loan87470%$6,777
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid370100%-
Grants or Scholarships370100%$25,011
Federal Grants14539%$5,606
Pell Grants12935%$4,274
Other Federal Grants9325%$2,812
State/Local Grants11732%$6,550
Institutional Grants370100%$20,743
Student Loan Aid26572%$8,610
Federal Student Loans26572%$5,352
Other Student Loans7019%$12,332

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Morningside's acceptance rate is 73.80%. A total of 3,271 applicants applied to and 2,414 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 370 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 15.33%.
To apply to Morningside, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate73.80%73.12%74.31%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)15.33%19.01%12.58%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Morningside University has a total of 2,249 students including 1,186 undergraduate and 1,063 graduate students. By gender, there are 832 male students and 1,487 female students attending Morningside. The school offers online degree programs and 1,103 students enrolled online exclusively (49.04% of all students).
Total2,319 8321,487
Undergraduate1,245 626619
Graduate1,074 206868

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered70 Programs
Online Program Offered20 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered17 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate70.61%
Student Population2,249
Graduation Rate56%
Transfer-out Rate12%
Retention Rate65%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties72 (Full-time), 162 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs236 (Full-time), 216 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$62,688
Average Staff Salary$55,054