Murray State University

country rank  683
world rank  1887

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Established in 1922, Murray State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Murray (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Kentucky. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Paducah, Hopkinsville, Henderson, Madisonville, Fort Campbell. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Murray State University (MSU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Murray State University (MSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 98 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym MSU
Founded 1922
Colours Navy blue and gold

University Location

Address 102 Curris Center
Murray (population range: 10,000-49,999)
42071-3318 Kentucky
United States
T +1 (800) 272 4678
F +1 (270) 809 3237
Other locations Paducah, Hopkinsville, Henderson, Madisonville, Fort Campbell

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 113 Sparks Hall
Murray 42071
+1 (270) 762 3750
(800) 272 4678

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Murray State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board EPSB
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ACEND
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications ACEJMC
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CAAHEP
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Professions CACREP
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association CAA
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs COA
  • Council on Social Work Education CSWE
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • MasterAEs in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council MPCAC
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design NASAD
  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre NAST

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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