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Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

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Overview

Student Population
9,449
Murray State University overview
Location Murray, Kentucky
Online murraystate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Murray State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

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 9,552 prospective students applied, and 7,358 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,503 enrolled in the school.  6,741 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,708 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,968 plus fees of $1,200. Murray State University is ranked 529 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

5/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
9/10
Value

Murray State University is rated within the lower 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Murray State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Murray State University overview
SAT 1020/1230
ACT 21/27
Weighted GPA 3.57
Applications Accepted
77% 
Murray State University overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kentucky Resident Tuition
$7,968
In State Costs for Murray State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,260
Other Fees$1,200
Room and Board $9,512
Budget for Other Expenses$4,355
Total One Year Cost$24,295
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,148
Out of State Costs for Murray State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,260
Other Fees$1,200
Room and Board $9,512
Budget for Other Expenses$4,355
Total One Year Cost$33,475

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$40,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Murray State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Education 15%
Health Professions 12%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 10%
Communication 7%

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

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