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Minnesota State University Moorhead will be a welcoming educational community that offers rigorous courses of study and places high expectations upon its students. Our strong commitment to faculty-mentored undergraduate research and intellectual growth will provide students with continual opportunities for personal and professional achievement. MSUM will continue to foster an environment that encourages students to become versatile, thoughtful, innovative, and engaged leaders who contribute to their professions and their communities.
MSUM values diversity and mutual respect and will strive to instill these ideals throughout the institution. MSUM honors its heritage as a respected, student-focused, public university and will continue to enhance our students’ lives at the same time that it contributes to the community and the region. MSUM will offer graduate and professional programs that contribute to the state and region through increased collaboration with local and state business, industry, and human services to assure optimal preparation of graduates.
Minnesota State University Moorhead will build upon a solid foundation of high quality teaching and learning as it commits to a future as the premiere liberal arts and sciences-based university in the region.
Minnesota State University Moorhead is a caring community promising all students the opportunity to discover their passions, the rigor to develop intellectually and the versatility to shape a changing world.
Minnesota State University Moorhead, with an enrollment of more than 8,889 full- and part-time students, offers 76 undergraduate majors with 141 emphases, and 12 graduate degree programs. Included in our majors are 31 areas of teacher licensure preparation. Our professional programs are grounded in the liberal arts, designed to provide a broad base of knowledge and cultural themes. As a part of the higher education system established by the State of Minnesota, the University provides the advantages of a quality education at the lower costs made possible by the support of Minnesota’s citizens.
Moorhead, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota are education-minded communities with Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and Concordia College on one side of the Red River, North Dakota State University on the other. The two cities support a symphony orchestra, a community band, area youth orchestra, community Jazz Arts Group, community opera, community theatre, and several art galleries. Minnesota State University Moorhead regularly offers a Performing Arts Series, monthly art exhibits, and a number of dramatic and musical programs.
The character of this metropolitan community of more than 174,000 is also determined by its rural traditions. Situated in the rich farming land of the Red River Valley, Fargo-Moorhead is the hub for wholesale and retail trade, communications, transportation, industry, and medical care in the Upper Midwest.
MSU Moorhead offers many opportunities to enrich student life/experiences and provide support for academic endeavors. These include Comstock Student Union, a Wellness Center, over 130 student organizations, and Student Senate.NCAA Division II athletics plus intramural athletics are offered. Opportunities for music performance (choir, orchestra, ensembles) & theatre activities (Straw Hat Players). Academically, MSUM offers a Peer Advisor program whereby upper-level students assist freshmen. The Write Site offers tutors for writing assignments.
|Total Undergraduate Students||6,426|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||47||1%|
|African American / Black||137||2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0||<1%|
|Two or More Races||182||3%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||347||5%|
|Where do MSUM undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||34%|
|How old are MSUM undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||20%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||20 - 25|
|Math||19 - 25||463 - 580|
|English||19 - 25|
|Critical Reading||430 - 550|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top of graduating class Data Not Available|
|Average High School GPA Data Not Available|
The cost to attend Minnesota State University Moorhead varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||21 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||72%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||93%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||198|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||49%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||15%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||78%|
83% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
26% of all undergraduates live on campus
We are committed to providing the highest quality services to the MSUM community in a professional, respectful, fair and compassionate manner. We are committed to the people, traditions and diversity on our campus and will work to create a safe environment where all can live, work and pursue academic success.
The MSUM Public Safety Department proudly serves over 8,000 students, faculty, and staff members. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all that live, work, and study at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Our department has over 30 employees that provide quality services to the MSUM community and we are proud of our commitment to excellence in public service.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism.||8%|
|Mass Communication/Media Studies.||6%|
|Business Administration and Management, General.||6%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General.||5%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.||5%|
|Links to degree programs at Minnesota State University Moorhead|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 68%