Moorhead became the site for a new normal school in Northwestern Minnesota after State Senator Solomon Comstock introduced a bill to the Minnesota State Legislature in 1885, declaring "…it would be a fine thing for the Red River Country and especially for Moorhead." In 1921, the need for high school teachers led the state legislature to authorize to award bachelor’s degrees, renaming the school Moorhead State Teachers College. The school changed its name to Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2000.
Minnesota State University Moorhead offers a variety online learning programs and degrees. Online opportunities include degrees that are fully online or hybrid – a model of of online instruction that combines face-to-face meetings with online activities. Online learning opportunities at Moorhead provide the same high-quality, positive learning experience as in a traditional classroom setting. Students earn the same respected degree and learn from the same expert faculty as on-campus students.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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