Murray State University

Murray State University Ranking

country rank: 567
world rank: 1560

University Overview

Murray State University ranking was established in 1922 and is a non-profit public state higher-education institution based in the rural setting of Murray, Kentucky (population range of 10,000-49,999). Paducah, Hopkinsville, Henderson, Madisonville, and Fort Campbell are all sites where this university has a branch campus. Murray State University (MSU) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution that is officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Murray State University (MSU) provides classes and services leading to formally accredited higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. credentials, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 98-year-old American higher-education college has a preferential admissions process focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. This US higher education institution has an acceptance rate of 80-90 percent, rendering it a least selective institution. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply.Murray State University ranking also offers a library, accommodation, athletic facilities, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange schemes, online classes and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

Murray State University Ranking

University Identity

Name Murray State University
Acronym MSU
Founded 1922
Colours Navy blue and gold

University Location

Address 102 Curris Center Murray 42071-3318 Kentucky United States
Tel +1 (800) 272 4678
Fax +1 (270) 809 3237
Other locations Paducah, Hopkinsville, Henderson, Madisonville, Fort Campbell

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$ (5,500-7,400 Euro) 7,500-10,000 US$ (5,500-7,400 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (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 (270) 762 3750 (800) 272 4678

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Murray State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 330,959 physical volumes, 15,661 physical media, 3 digital/electronic medium and 127 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes Murray State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,184 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

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

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