With the arrival of World War II, the college entered into a contract with the Army Air Corps to train aviation students. After World War II, enrollment swelled to more than 700 students and the school diversified and broadened into both a liberal arts and professional curriculum. The school began offering a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1946 and graduate programs by 1953. As a result of the broadened offerings, by 1957 the name was changed to Moorhead State College. In 1969, the school joined a cooperative cross-registration exchange with neighboring Concordia College and North Dakota State University, creating the Tri-College University. The school continued to increase its number of programs and by 1975, the State Legislature that year permitted the institution to change its name to Moorhead State University. In 1995, Moorhead State became part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. On July 1, 2000, the school officially became Minnesota State University Moorhead.
MSUM is accredited by 14 national accrediting and certification agencies, including the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The campus newspaper is The Advocate, formerlyThe MiSTiC, which was closed by the administration in 1970.
The school also publishes a literary magazine, Red Weather , with the support of the English Department. The yearly publication is a journal of prose, poetry, interviews, photography and art by current undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
MSUM produces a weekly faculty/staff newsletter called Continews and a quarterly publication for its alumni titled Alumnews.
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