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Minnesota State University Moor

Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) is a four-year, public university located in Moorhead, Minnesota. The school has an enrollment of 6,624 students and 266 full-time faculty members. MSUM is a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MSUM is located on the western border of Minnesota on the Red River of the North in Moorhead; across the river lies Fargo, North Dakota.

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Location

Address
1104 7th Ave S
City
Moor
State
MN
Zip/Post Code
56563-0001

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
6158
Total Graduate enrollment
309
In State Tuition Fees
6898
Out State Tuition Fees
13796
ACT Score
22
SAT Score
1030
Grade Point Average(GPA)
Male Female Ratio
48:52
Acceptance Rate
65%
Student Faculty Ratio
17:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
The Dragons
Colors
Red And White
Conference
Northern Sun

College History

History

The plans for what would become MSUM were laid down in 1885, when the Minnesota State Legislature passed a bill declaring the need for a new state normal school in the Red River Valley, with an eye on Moorhead. The State Senator who proposed the bill, State Senator Solomon Comstock, donated 6 acres (2.4 ha) and appropriated the funds that would go to form the campus which opened in 1888. In 1921, the State authorized the school to offer the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Education and the school became Moorhead State Teachers College. With the entrance of World War II, the college entered into a contract with the Army Air Corps to train aviation students. After World War II, enrollment swelled to more than 700 students and the school diversified and broadened into both a liberal arts and professional curriculum. The school began offering a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1946 and graduate programs by 1953. As a result of the broadened offerings, by 1957 the name was changed to Moorhead State College. In 1969, the school joined a cooperative cross-registration exchange with neighboring Concordia College and North Dakota State University, creating the Tri-College University. The school continued to increase its number of programs and by 1975, the State Legislature that year permitted the institution to change its name to Moorhead State University. In 1995, Moorhead State became part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. On July 1, 2000, the school officially became Minnesota State University Moorhead. Minnesota State University Moorhead was rated the 18th top liberal arts college in the midwest by TIME magazine in 2008.

College Specialty

Specialty

Minnesota State University, Mankato promotes learning through effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, and research in service to the state, the region and the global community

Alumni

Alumni

Barkhad Abdi, Actor, film director and producer Dane Boedigheimer, The Annoying Orange creator Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 Commissioner Todd Brandt, Co-host of The Todd and Tyler Radio Empire Leif Enger, American author Nikita Koloff, Professional wrestler Jan Maxwell, American actress Collin Peterson, Congressman of Minnesota's 7th district Gary Love, Chief Risk Officer, United Nations Ed Schultz, American television and radio personality Kevin Sorbo, American actor Chris Minter, British athlete and lifter Jonathan Twingley, American artist, illustrator, and author Jerry verDorn, American actor Patrick Volkerding, Founder of Slackware Linux distribution Marc Trestman, Head Coach of the Chicago Bears David Joerger, Head Coach of the Memphis Grizzlies

Campus

Campus

Suburban 140 acres (57 ha)

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