Murray State University Overview


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Located in Murray, Kentucky, Murray State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 4,874 prospective students applied, and 4,416 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,468 enrolled in the school.  7,913 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,085 attend part time.  In-state tuition for 2016/2017, excluding room and board, is $7,296 plus fees of $1,104.

Murray State University is ranked 662 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Murray State University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Murray State University is worse than average in terms of graduating students.

4 Years

37% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

50% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

52% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157401 IPEDS survey data for Murray State University.