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 2022-2023, Morningside's tuition & fees is $36,610 based on the NCES data.
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 $51,480 when a student lives on-campus.

Morningside Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$36,610
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$38,001

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 $160,888 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 $218,615. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $114,941.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$38,001$51,938$27,451
Sophomore (2024-25)$39,445$53,706$28,289
Junior (2025-26)$40,943$55,537$29,154
Senior (2026-27)$42,499$57,433$30,047
4 Years Total$160,888$218,615$114,941
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$39,445$53,706$28,289
Sophomore (2025-26)$40,943$55,537$29,154
Junior (2026-27)$42,499$57,433$30,047
Senior (2027-28)$44,113$59,395$30,969
4 Years Total$167,000$226,072$118,459
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$40,943$55,537$29,154
Sophomore (2026-27)$42,499$57,433$30,047
Junior (2027-28)$44,113$59,395$30,969
Senior (2028-29)$45,789$61,427$31,921
4 Years Total$173,345$233,792$122,091
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$42,499$57,433$30,047
Sophomore (2027-28)$44,113$59,395$30,969
Junior (2028-29)$45,789$61,427$31,921
Senior (2029-30)$47,529$63,531$32,904
4 Years Total$179,931$241,786$125,841
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$44,113$59,395$30,969
Sophomore (2028-29)$45,789$61,427$31,921
Junior (2029-30)$47,529$63,531$32,904
Senior (2030-31)$49,335$65,709$33,919
4 Years Total$186,767$250,063$129,713

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Morningside' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $25,184.
Morningside University$36,610
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,255
Public Schools$8,241$10,942
Private Schools$25,184

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$36,610$10,548
Antioch University-Los AngelesCulver City, CA$16,350$21,276
Capital UniversityColumbus, OH$40,350$13,230
Alaska Pacific UniversityAnchorage, AK$20,760$12,110
Marywood UniversityScranton, PA$38,226$11,520
Keck Graduate InstituteClaremont, CA$39,377$39,377
Evangel UniversitySpringfield, MO$26,400$8,100
University of Northwestern-St PaulSaint Paul, MN$35,340$9,360
Marian UniversityFond Du Lac, WI$30,000$11,509
Xavier UniversityCincinnati, OH$45,000$12,076
Lynn UniversityBoca Raton, FL$42,050$13,700

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 $27,889 for students living on-campus and $29,159 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)$51,480
COA (off-campus)$52,750
Tuition & Fees$36,610
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,870
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,140
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$27,889
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,159
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 Rate13%
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