Murray State University in Murray

Murray, KY

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Overview

Murray State University offers 343-degree programs and 54 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 80%. The most popular test is SAT - 7% of students submitted it in comparison to 93% of students who submitted ACT. 41.9% are women, and 58.1% are men. 8% percents of international students. Murray State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Murray State University is 9817$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11502 and $19414 per year. 52% of full-time Murray State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is below national average. Average salary after attending is $35,300, 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 Murray State University is a public and non-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 pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$9,817
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,787
$30,001 - $48,000$7,360
$48,001 - $75,000$11,439
$75,001 - $110,000$13,299
$110,001+$13,295

Admission considerations

Required:

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

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

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

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4804

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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16%

Types of financial aids

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8195 of Murray State University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 87 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Murray State University number 5 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kentucky.

Students at Murray State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
98.41%
$9,886
$30,001 - $48,000
99.06%
$8,925
$48,001 - $75,000
100%
$6,688
$75,001 - $110,000
100%
$4,258
$110,001+
97.53%
$3,789

Salary After Attending

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$35,300

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

Students services

Career

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

6%

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 Murray State University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

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

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

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)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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52%

52% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Murray State 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 indicator doesn’t take into account 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 schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

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

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • 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.

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80%

In comparison to National Average

Murray State University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 9%.

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80%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 65%, so Murray State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 15%.

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80%
ABOVE AVERAGE

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.
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40%

Total

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39%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

72%

Part-time retention rate

19%

The Murray State University full-time retention rate is 72% and part-time retention rate is 19%.

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 keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

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

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7%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
950 - 1160

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 480 - 590
Math: 470 - 570
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

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

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93%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 27
Math: 19 - 26
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Murray State University is 15:1, that means that for every 15 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

15:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

1093
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8%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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

Distance education location breakdown

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

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 218 Wells Hall address in Murray, Kentucky.

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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 Murray State University with 0.25% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and arson.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Murray State University offers 343 programs in total: 199 are for Bachelor's degree, 107 - for Master's degree, 15 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 13 - for Associate's degree, and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 112 universities in Kentucky state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Murray State University is one of the few institutions in Kentucky that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 54 distance education programs that are provided in the Murray State University: 30 are for Master's degree, 15 - for Bachelor's degree and 9 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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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 Kentucky state average data to help you compare.

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Murray State University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 7973 students with 239181 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1145 with 27469 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 21 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Murray State University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Biology?Come here! Love the smaller class sizes, especially for upper level classes where it really counts. Lots of opportunities to get involved in research and local professionals that love volunteers from the university. A close knit community that is great to be in. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a smaller school that still can offer great opportunities for students.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The music program is incredibly difficult. If you’re coming here for music, you better be prepared because it’s a slippery slope. Probably one of the hardest working majors here. You’re on a heavy schedule and all of your classes are picked out for you for four years. They’re all required too. Most of the professors are alright and helpful but others are not. Some of them don’t care if you succeed or not, they’d be happy to see you fail. Good luck to anyone wanting to do music, you’re gonna need it.

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Overall Rating:

Don't do music here! Absolutely one of the worst music program I have ever been apart of. They constantly push music students to hard. Everything is required, keyboarding, aurial skills, and anything else! You have to do everything they want you to do. If you're a vocal major, it's even worse. Not only do you have to take keyboarding classes, in which the professors are too hard and rude like Matthew Gianforte, you also have to do vocal lessons and piano lessons that YOU have to pay for and that aren't helpful at all. You have to do hour long sessions with these people and it's really expensive. One of the rudest and fakest vocal teachers is Dr. Crawford. If you get her, you might as well run because she is one of the worst teachers there. You also are given four songs each semester that you have to sing almost every week in order to do well in your "vocal lesson" class. Then, when mid terms start, you have to sing three and you aren't even prepared because meeting with your vocal teacher and pianist doesn't help you because they aren't helpful, and if anything, they're rude and just like to sit and criticize you. So, if you're going to go to Murray for music, I HIGHLY suggest that you don't. It's terrible. They push students too hard where you don't have time to do anything and your whole schedule for the next four years is packed with required class that you can't get out of. It's absolutely terrible and I can't wait to transfer or drop-out. This school makes me want to kill myself.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I worked as a lab instructor in the biology department while trying to get my Masters degree. I sent my sons there, one in electromechanical engineering technology and pre-dentistry, and the younger one in computer science.Both loved the experience, too. I had many relatives who graduated from Murray State before I attended.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I completed my undergrad here from 2012-2014. I absolutely love this place, and it will always have a piece of my heart. The staff is amazing, and the level of instruction you receive is phenomenal.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 218 Wells Hall

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2708093011

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: murraystate.edu

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