Mission & Campus Profile


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The Morningside University experience cultivates a passion for lifelong learning and a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility.


The University is a student-centered participatory community, offering a liberal arts curriculum combined with a diverse array of practical experiences. The goal is the development of the whole person through an emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, cultural understanding, practical wisdom, spiritual discernment, and ethical action. The Morningside University graduate is equipped for both personal and professional success.


Established: 1894

Location: Sioux City, IA

Type: Private, 4 year

Religion affiliation: United Methodist ChurchD

Degrees offered: Bachelor’s, Masters, Doctorate

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Mascot: Monte the Mustang

Color: Maroon and White

Job/grad school placement rate: 99%

Full-time undergraduate: 1,126

Total enrollment: 2,180

Majors with the largest enrollment:

  • Business Administration: 245
  • Biology: 127
  • Elementary Education: 114

We belong to the NAIA Great Plains Athletic Conference and offer more than 26 men’s and women’s Division II teams.

We’re a member of the North Central Association and fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

View our current fact book for all facts and figures about Morningside