McMurry University in Abilene

Abilene, TX

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McMurry University offers 153-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 61%. The most popular test is SAT - 70% of students submitted it in comparison to 56% of students who submitted ACT. 51.9% are women, and 48.1% are men. McMurry University is a member of 7 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at McMurry University is 18541$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $30274 and $37361 per year. 37% of full-time McMurry University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The McMurry University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, McMurry University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,679
$30,001 - $48,000$16,753
$48,001 - $75,000$19,666
$75,001 - $110,000$21,884

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3942

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


905 of McMurry University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes McMurry University number 88 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at McMurry University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in McMurry University.

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


McMurry University graduation rate is below the national average.

37% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to McMurry University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

McMurry University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 9%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so McMurry University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 7%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The McMurry University full-time retention rate is 63% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking McMurry University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1160 - 1430

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 380 - 470
Math: 410 - 510
Writing: 370 - 450

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking McMurry University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
16 - 21

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 15 - 20
Math: 16 - 21
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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For the High School Class of 2016:
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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at McMurry University is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In McMurry University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at McMurry University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by S 14Th And Sayles Blvd address in Abilene, Texas.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of McMurry University with 0.6% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

McMurry University offers 153 programs in total: 147 are for Bachelor's degree and 6 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state. McMurry University is one of the few institutions in Texas that offers a Master's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.


McMurry University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 936 students with 28077 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 3 with 66 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for McMurry University

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Overall Rating:

I can't speak to the academic prestige of the students that attend this college but I can speak to the character of the girls basketball team in McPherson Kansas on March 8, 2018.I showed up in the laundry room at around 7 p.m. to find clothes (team uniforms) that had completed their cycle in the washer and dryer. I waited until 7:30 and no one showed up so I moved the clothes from the dryer to the top of it and the clothes from the washer to the dryer. I put my clothes in the wash and left. When I came back someone had recently started their dryer delaying me 44 more minutes plush the 29 mine took to wash! So I did the walk of shame back to my room.Upon my return I saw someone leaving the laundry room so I tried to catch her to no avail. I proceeded outside and let an assistant coach know that I moved their clothes at first and I wasn't trying to be a dick just needed to get my stuff in the wash and if he needed more time I understood.....he said no problem came in took out the uniforms we chatted....he was happy I was happy all was good until.....I paid for one hour of dry time and came back in 35 min. later and my clothes were wet laying on the dryer wet (needless to say I was pissed) I went to the front desk of the hotel and "vented" my frustration on the poor pregnant woman behind the counter.... (I know a story of another pregnant woman) anyways I went back and took the team uniforms out of the dryer and put my clothes back in the dryer soaked.....then a young lady comes in and tells me my clothes were already apparently someone came in took my clothes out of the dryer setting them on top and put nothing in the washer or dryer.....she casually strolls in finds both machines "open" and puts the team uniforms in the empty dryer with 20+ min of free dry time on I get to be here at 1100 pm drying my clothes so she (her words not mine) didn't have the uniforms mold on the 8 hour bus ride home.....If you are looking for a Christian college who teaches character on the ladies basketball team this isn't the place.....

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Overall Rating:

I wasn't impressed but the people seem friendly.

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Overall Rating:

This is a great University. Its small & the Professors care about the success of the students.

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Overall Rating:

Amazing place to be! Great staff who always have your best interest in mind. Bonus: they aren't outrageously expensive like ACU and HSU. They are also apart of the Texas A&M family. Well worth considering

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Overall Rating:

Hail to our dear McMurry!Long wave Maroon and White!Pride of our Western prairies,Spirit of Honor, Truth and Right!We cherish your traditions;Ever true we’ll be.Your Hall of Fame is in our hearts!All Hail to Thee!

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Location & Website

Address: S 14th and Sayles Blvd


Religious affiliation: United Methodist

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3257933800

Institution is active in current year: 1

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