Sept. 8, 2008
Members of the new freshman class form the Olympic rings in Elwood Olsen Stadium during orientation
Morningside College has reported its seventh consecutive year of increases in total enrollment, with 1,906 full- and part-time students enrolled for the fall 2008 semester.
Last year, Morningside reported a total enrollment of 1,798 for the fall 2007 semester.
This year’s fall enrollment breaks down to 1,159 full-time students and 747 part-time students. Morningside enrolled a freshman class of 302 new students.
“We have once again met our goal to maintain enrollment of 1,100 to 1,200 full-time undergraduate students,” said Morningside College President John Reynders. “This size makes it possible for us to continue offering our students the best possible small-college residential experience.”
Eighty-seven percent of Morningside’s full-time students are from Iowa and Nebraska. Sioux City students make up 21 percent of the college’s full-time enrollment, and students from other areas of Iowa account for 46 percent. Nebraska students represent 20 percent. The remaining 13 percent represent students from 17 other states, some from as far away as California, Virginia, Texas and Washington.
Morningside has a total of 14 international students from four countries: Albania, Japan, Kenya and Taiwan.