Morehead State University: Statistics

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#686 of 2,523 In the United States
#9 of 40 In Kentucky
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Acceptance rate
78%
Average SAT
1086
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
8,958
Graduates
696
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Morehead State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 78% 77% 80%
Applicants 8,032 2,735 5,166
Admissions 6,233 2,098 4,135
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,307 500 807
Freshmen enrolled part time 8 2 6

3,126 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,311 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
67 or 5%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 948
or below

75% of them
had 1223
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Morehead State University are 948-1223 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,274 or 97%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Morehead State University are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 8583 (89%)
Black or African American 321 (3%)
Two or more races 253 (3%)
Hispanic 203 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 114 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 93 (1%)
Asian 69 (0.7%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 6 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,565
Students receiving aid
100%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $8,970$10,260
Tuition in-state $8,970$10,260
Tuition out-of-state $13,556$10,260
Fee in-district $320$252
Fee in-state $320$252
Fee out-of-state $320$252

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,315
Combined charge for room and board $9,490

Morehead State University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
General Studies 36 149
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 46 71
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist 38 43
Social Work 79
Business & Commerce, General 27 45
Biomedical Sciences, General 60
Agriculture, General 59
Engineering Technology, General 1 55
Secondary Education and Teaching 51
Veterinary & Animal Health Technology & Technician and Veterinary Assistant 25 25
Business Administration and Management, General 48
Special Education and Teaching, General 46 2
Sociology 39 7
Accounting 44
Elementary Education and Teaching 33 8
Education, General 40
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 38
Psychology, General 33
Fine & Studio Arts, General 24 6
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 24 6
Engineering & Industrial Management 19 11
English Language and Literature, General 9 19
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 27
Health Teacher Education 27
Music, General 23 2
Finance, General 25
Communication and Media Studies, Other 24
Management Information Systems, General 5 15
Mathematics, General 20
Legal Studies, General 20
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 19
Physics, General 17
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 15 1
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 16
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 15
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 13
Educational & Instructional Technology 12
Clinical Psychology 11
Computer and Information Sciences, General 10
Political Science and Government, General 10
Neuroscience 9
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 9
Chemistry, General 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 9
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 7
Veterinary Sciences & Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General 7
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 6
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical & Space Engineering 5
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General 5
Social Sciences, General 5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 5
International & Global Studies 4
Creative Writing 4
Music, Other 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3
History, General 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Philosophy 3
Geology & Earth Science, General 3
Music Performance, General 1
Public Administration 1
Grand Total 158 1,260 279 13
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 46% 44% 47%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,284
Citations
25,784

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
410 / 7,192
Psychology
280 / 8,807
Medicine
229 / 4,875
Physics
194 / 4,059
Astrophysics and Astronomy
142 / 3,599
Environmental Science
139 / 4,173
Computer Science
135 / 3,232
Engineering
135 / 1,913
Business
122 / 2,230
Biology
108 / 2,156
Mathematics
104 / 1,070
Social Psychology
92 / 4,567
Sociology
84 / 1,392
Art & Design
81 / 702
Chemistry
77 / 2,064
Math Teachers
70 / 667
Education Majors
56 / 635
Geology
56 / 1,852
Political Science
51 / 118
Child Psychology
51 / 1,654
Economics
49 / 418
Clinical Psychology
44 / 1,290
Materials Science
39 / 408
Criminology and Criminal Justice
39 / 1,148
Psychiatry
39 / 1,092
Health Science
37 / 347
Demography
37 / 865
History
34 / 149
Gender Studies
32 / 996
Sexology
31 / 1,532
Geography and Cartography
26 / 321
Law
25 / 420
Philosophy
25 / 26
Linguistics
23 / 751
Multimedia
21 / 200
Nursing
21 / 167
Petrology and Geochemistry
20 / 927
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
20 / 225
Ecology
20 / 249
Management Information Systems
19 / 159

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 11 53
1991 8 73
1992 9 84
1993 9 114
1994 9 78
1995 13 117
1996 14 146
1997 17 134
1998 16 153
1999 26 165
2000 26 197
2001 29 178
2002 28 213
2003 30 235
2004 32 244
2005 37 316
2006 30 458
2007 42 522
2008 38 688
2009 47 958
2010 58 1028
2011 72 1166
2012 54 1311
2013 61 1627
2014 57 1520
2015 75 1686
2016 54 1881
2017 66 2057
2018 67 2059
2019 67 1982
2020 74 2576

Morehead State University alumni

  1. Steve Kazee

    Steve Kazee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Steven Michael Kazee is an American actor and singer. He is best known for starring as Guy in the musical Once for which he was awarded the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. Kazee began his professional acting career in the mid 2000s, and from 2005 until 2013 acted in a series of Broadway productions including Spamalot, 110 in the Shade, and Once. Following the success of Once, Kazee acted on multiple television series, most notably playing Gus Pfender in the fifth season of Shameless. Kazee returned to theater in 2018, starring as Edward in the Chicago tryout of Pretty Woman: The Musical.

  2. Kenneth Faried

    Kenneth Faried
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kenneth Bernard Faried Lewis is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Known as The Manimal due to his defensive prowess and intimidating dreadlocks, he attended Morehead State University for four years, twice being named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year. He finished his collegiate career as the NCAA all-time leading rebounder in the post-1973 era with 1,673 rebounds. He was selected 22nd overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets.

  3. Steve Inskeep

    Steve Inskeep
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Steven Alan Inskeep is an American journalist who is currently a host of Morning Edition and Up First on National Public Radio. Prior to being host of Morning Edition, Inskeep covered the Pentagon, the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush, the U.S. Senate, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was host of Weekend All Things Considered.

  4. Jon Rauch

    Jon Rauch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Jon Erich Rauch is an American former professional baseball pitcher. At 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m), he is the tallest player in Major League Baseball history. He is also an Olympic Gold Medalist in baseball.

General info

Alternative names MSU
Founded 1966
Motto Lux
Light
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 942
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address University Blvd
Morehead, Kentucky, 40351
United States
City population 7,000
Phone 6067832000
Fax +1 (606) 783 5038

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