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Murray State University

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Rating

Public

Type

10,714

Students

$23,592

Tuition

82%

Acceptance

#416

Ranking

Remote Town

Campus Setting

Murray, KY

218 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3318

Murray State University is a mid-sized public institution located in Murray, KY ranked 11th in Kentucky. It has a total of 8,861 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting just about five in six applicants. Murray State University offers 126 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering Technologies, Veterinary Technology, and Quality Control and Safety Technologies programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,968 for in-state students and $23,592 for those from out-of-state, Murray State University is reasonably high-priced. 47.9% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to earn approximately $37,100 per year, which is 11% less than the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$24,792/Year
Above Average

Murray State University

$24,792

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$39,318/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$30,536/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

82%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Murray State University

82%

National

69%
Sat

1035 - 1250

17% of students submit

Admissions Yield

21%

ACT

20 - 27

92% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$40

Students

8,861Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

1,206

Part-Time

0
Male

40%

In-state

83%

Female

60%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

10%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
7% Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences, Other6% Business/Commerce, General5% Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant81% Others

7% Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences, Other

6% Business/Commerce, General

5% Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

81% Others

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences, Other

7%

149 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

6%

128 Graduates

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

5%

109 Graduates

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

5%

101 Graduates

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

5%

101 Graduates

General Studies

5%

92 Graduates

Elementary Education and Teaching

4%

77 Graduates

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

4%

76 Graduates

Academics

C+
Professors
StudentsProfessors15:115:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

15

Number of Library Books

236,671

Academic Spend per Student

$7,933

Full-time Retention Rate

78%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$29,700/Year

Murray State University

$29,700

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$29,700

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$37,100

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

47%