MSUM Facts

Minnesota State University Moorhead is an affordable, mid-sized, four-year public university with a private college appeal.

Total Number of Students Served

Approximately 5,547


10 Largest Majors

Unique Majors

Commercial Music | Entertainment Industries & Technology | Film Studies | Geosciences | Medical Physics | Operations Management | Project Management | Speech, Language, Hearing Science | Sustainability

73 majors, 55 emphases and options, 12 pre-professional studies programs, 15 graduate degrees (24 emphasis areas), 40 graduate and undergraduate certificates, 26 areas of teacher licensure preparation

17:1 student-to-faculty ratio

Graphic representation of MSUM's location in relation to big cities in Mn, SD, ND

MSUM's Location

MSU Moorhead is located in Moorhead, Minn., just across the Red River from Fargo, N.D. The campus is a short drive from:

  • Minneapolis, MN - 4 hours
  • Duluth, MN - 4 hours
  • Sioux Falls, SD - 4 hours
  • Bismarck, ND - 3 hours
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba - 3.5 hours
  • Milwaukee, WI - 9 hours


Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer undergraduate four-year college programs leading to Baccalaureate degrees, and at the Master’s degree level, and programs in School Psychology and Educational Leadership are accredited at the Education Specialist level. Learn more about MSUM’s accreditation and certifications.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a proud member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), an organization made up of more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems.

State colleges and universities are a smart investment, offering a high-quality, accessible and affordable option to earning a four-year baccalaureate degree. We provide unique opportunities for students seeking a broader higher education experience within an intimate and collaborate learning environment where faculty members are scholars and mentors. We share a commitment to support the needs of our local community, region and state. Perhaps more importantly, we are dedicated to fulfilling America’s promise to make higher education available to anyone who is will to work hard in order to be successful.

Learn more about AASCU’s Opportunities for All campaign.


The MSU Moorhead Dragons are a NCAA Division II school and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). MSU Moorhead has 14 varsity sports–5 men’s and 9 women’s–plus many club and intramural sports. Check out Dragon Athletics for schedules and rosters.

A Smart Investment

MSU Moorhead values students who are committed to a quality education. We award scholarships for academic achievement and exceptional talent, and we offer a variety of automatic and competitive scholarship opportunities to meet students' needs. MSUM typically awards more than $3.55 million in student scholarships a year. Learn more about automatic and freshman scholarships.

Banded Tuition and Costs

We’re one of the most reasonably priced four-year residential universities in Minnesota. And we’re proud of it. Our banded tuition allows you to take up to 18 credits a semester for the price of 12. Visit Business Services to view current year rates.