Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, MN 56563
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Minnesota State University Moorhead is one of the twelve public 4-year colleges in Minnesota. The campus is located in a suburb, in Moorhead.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,005 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 844 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 625 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 74%). Every year 46% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

MSU Moorhead's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,410, and fees were $1,058. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $14,820 and $1,058 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students6,005
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 58
Master's degree 0 11
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 2
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
07/01/1948 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1180
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $20

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$239/credit
In State Students$239/credit
Out of State Students$478/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$408/credit
In State Students$408/credit
Out of State Students$816/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $10,755 $10,755 $21,510
ADN 70 $16,730 $16,730 $33,460
BSN 125 $29,875 $29,875 $59,750
FNP 50 $20,400 $20,400 $40,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Minnesota State University Moorhead's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 29% $3,965
Other Federal Grant 20% $786
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $2,540
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 56% $2,117
Federal Student Loans 68% $6,513
Private Loans 24% $8,920


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,233
$30,001 to $48,000$12,141
$48,001 to $75,000$15,089
$75,001 to $110,000$17,847
Over $110,000$19,040

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 Seventh Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563

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