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Morningside College

Morningside College is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church located in Sioux City, Iowa.

Location

Address
1501 Morningside Ave
City
Sioux City
State
IA

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1305
Total Graduate enrollment
982
In State Tuition Fees
24720
Out State Tuition Fees
24720
ACT Score
23
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.45
Male Female Ratio
48:52
Acceptance Rate
56%
Student Faculty Ratio
13:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
The Morningside College experience cultivates a passion for life-long learning and a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility.
Mascot
Mustangs
Colors
White Maroon
Conference
Great Plains

College History

History

The school was founded in 1888 as the University of the Northwest. Charles City, Iowa, was home to Charles City College, a Methodist college that was absorbed into Morningside College in the 1910s

College Specialty

Specialty

The Morningside College experience cultivates a passion for life-long learning and a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility.

Alumni

Alumni

Pauline Phillips and Eppie Lederer, identical twin sisters of the notable newspaper columns "Dear Abby" and "Ask Ann Landers", are Morningside College alumni. Known as the "Friedman twins" during their time at Morningside, they wrote for the school's long-running newspaper, the Collegian Reporter. Thomas C. Dorr, the Under Secretary for Rural and Economic Development in the United States Department of Agriculture under President George W. Bush, is a graduate of Morningside. George Everett "Bud" Day, a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and recipient of the Medal of Honor. Al McIntosh, editor who was featured in Ken Burns' The War, attended Morningside College. Paul Splittorff, who pitched for the Kansas City Royals from 1970 to 1984, is a Morningside graduate. Matthew C. Harrison, 13th and current president of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Utu Abe Malae, Republican Senator of American Samoa Ira N. Gabrielson, first director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Emory Parnell, actor of stage, film, and television Samuel A. Stouffer, leading sociologist. Stanley L. Greigg, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from northwestern Iowa

Campus

Campus

Urban, 100 acres (0.40 km2)

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