Murray State University

country rank  567
world rank  1560

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University Overview

Established in 1922, Murray State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Murray (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Kentucky. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Paducah, Hopkinsville, Henderson, Madisonville, Fort Campbell. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Murray State University (MSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Murray State University (MSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 98 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. MSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
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

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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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
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 113 Sparks Hall
Murray 42071
(270) 762 3750
(800) 272 4678

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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

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Murray State University's Library
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

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1928


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Professions (CACREP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (CAA)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • MasterĘs in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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Online Courses

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