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ACCEPTANCE RATE

82.39%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

97%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

15:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$8,241

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Murray State University

University Blvd, Morehead, KY

Murray State University is a public college that has a fair number of degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Murray, KY, in a predominantly rural area. Approximately nine thousand students enroll at Murray State University annually.

Students may choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Agriculture Operations

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. The majority of students accepted to Murray State University have an SAT score in a range of 1338 - 1700, or an ACT composite score within the range of 19 - 25. This school has an admissions rate of around 81% of which only 42% chose to attend. More information on admissions can be found here.

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $7,200 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $20,000 per year. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is around $4,400. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for MSU is the "Racers", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students who would like to see more about MSU may visit their website at http://www.murraystate.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Murray State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Murray State University is about 9,500, where graduate students make up roughly 14% of the student body.

$12,300

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $8,000-$9,600
    • Out-of-State: $24,000-$28,310
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $380-$460 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $1,000-$1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships90%$8,881
Receiving Student Loans57%$8,696
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Murray State University may provide services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Murray State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-FCS classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Basketball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Track and Field (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Football (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Mathematics and Statistics

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