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Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, Minnesota

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Student Population
Minnesota State University Moorhead overview
Location Moorhead, Minnesota
Online mnstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Minnesota State University Moorhead overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Moorhead, Minnesota, Minnesota State University Moorhead is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,963 prospective students applied, and 2,591 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 788 enrolled in the school.  4,081 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,779 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,632 plus fees of $1,322. MSU Moorhead is ranked 695 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



MSU Moorhead is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Minnesota State University Moorhead overview
SAT 930/1220
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.31
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Minnesota State University Moorhead
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,322
Room and Board $9,560
Budget for Other Expenses$3,486
Total One Year Cost$23,000

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$42,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Minnesota State University Moorhead students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Education 17%
Health Professions 11%
Communication 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174358 IPEDS survey data for Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Current students may use the Minnesota State University Moorhead GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.