Morningside College listed as one of the nation’s fastest growing private colleges

August 19, 2014, in Latest News


Morningside College is one of the nation’s fastest growing private baccalaureate institutions, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 27th annual “Almanac of Higher Education.”

Morningside is ranked seventh on a list of the nation’s 20 fastest growing private colleges, based on a comparison of student enrollment growth from 2002 to 2012. During that period, Morningside’s total enrollment grew from 1,032 students in the fall of 2002 to 2,221 students in the fall of 2012, an increase of more than 115 percent.

“This recognition is a testimony to how far Morningside College has come in the last 10 years,” said Morningside College President John Reynders. “The quality of our undergraduate and graduate programs has never been stronger, and the generosity of our donors has enabled us to make significant improvements to the campus. This growth is good for the college and Sioux City.”

To prepare its “Fastest-Growing Colleges, 2002-12” list, The Chronicle of Higher Education used U.S. Department of Education data on the fall head count of full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students.

Morningside offers five baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education. Morningside also offers a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle of Higher Education is a leading source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle of Higher Education also publishes the annual “Almanac of Higher Education,” which reports and compares data on U.S. colleges and universities.

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