Murray State University Rankings

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In the World#1545 of 14178
In North America#485 of 2629
In the United States#439 of 2528
In Kentucky#6 of 40
In Murray#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
82%
Average SAT
1143
Average ACT
25
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
8,139
Graduates
1,417
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Murray State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate82%82%83%
Applicants8,3272,9425,385
Admissions6,8612,4154,446
Freshmen enrolled full time1,413516897
Freshmen enrolled part time853

2,600 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,253 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
239 or 17%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1035
or below

75% of them
had 1250
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Murray State University are 1035-1250 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,312 or 92%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Murray State University are 21-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White7684 (80%)
Black or African American551 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown391 (4%)
Nonresident Alien344 (4%)
Two or more races284 (3%)
Hispanic206 (2%)
Asian72 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native9 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,450
Students receiving aid
99%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,974$8,214
Tuition in-state$7,974$8,214
Tuition out-of-state$23,592$13,500
Fee in-district$1,200$900
Fee in-state$1,200$900
Fee out-of-state$1,200$900

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,380
Combined charge for room and board$9,496
Room charge$5,424
Meal charge$4,072

Murray State University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences, Other111237
Business & Commerce, General6463
Veterinary & Animal Health Technology & Technician and Veterinary Assistant109
Occupational Safety and Health Technology & Technician7328
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse101
General Studies92
Elementary Education and Teaching6314
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist4333
Social Work64
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other48
Civil Engineering Technology & Technician45
Organizational Communication, General2916
English Language and Literature, General23613
Special Education and Teaching, General2715
Public Relations & Image Management40
Biology & Biological Sciences, General333
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics34
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching2311
Accounting34
Finance, General33
History, General292
Fine & Studio Arts, General29
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1117
Computer Science27
Marketing & Marketing Management, General27
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other27
Nursing Practice27
Community Organization and Advocacy26
Chemistry, General221
Information Science & Studies166
Kinesiology and Exercise Science22
Public Administration19
Electromechanical Technology & Electromechanical Engineering Technology18
Music, General17
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management17
Business Administration and Management, General17
Youth Services & Administration143
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies105
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies15
Economics, General95
Community Health and Preventive Medicine14
Mathematics, General103
Political Science and Government, General13
CAD & CADD Drafting and & or Design Technology & Technician13
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services12
Reading Teacher Education12
Music Management11
Advertising11
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General83
Radio and Television11
Sociology10
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10
Information Technology54
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor9
Music, Other8
Geology & Earth Science, General8
School Librarian & School Library Media Specialist8
Educational Leadership and Administration, General8
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management7
Spanish Language and Literature7
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General7
Secondary Education and Teaching7
Clinical Psychology7
Journalism6
Physics, General5
Graphic Communications, General5
International Relations and Affairs4
Japanese Language and Literature4
Creative Writing13
Health Teacher Education3
Drafting & Design Engineering Technologies & Technicians, Other3
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other3
Outdoor Education3
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration3
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other3
Industrial Technology & Technician2
Athletic Training & Trainer2
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education1
German Language and Literature1
Philosophy1
French Language and Literature1
Aquatic Biology & Limnology1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels1
Engineering Technology, General1
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education1
Sustainability Studies1
Music Teacher Education1
Grand Total141,57742248
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate55%51%57%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,406
Citations
51,461

Publication count by topic

Psychology
516
Biology
242
Chemistry
173
Mathematics
168
Computer science
154
Medicine
152
Business
134
Sociology
126
Political science
98
Environmental science
86
Geography
76
Economics
70
Engineering
61
Geology
53
Materials science
47
History
42
Physics
28
Art
24
Philosophy
13

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business7027,295
Sociology10151,910
Psychology104510,849
Geography10501,789
Environmental science11323,301
History139149
Mathematics14743,914
Geology1542743
Economics16371,032
Political science1668285
Philosophy182916
Computer science18583,037
Physics19281,218
Art197411
Biology20705,279
Chemistry21904,439
Engineering2277779
Medicine24591,891
Materials science3052719

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199027118
199125190
199228127
199321161
199430185
199520170
199629172
199734235
199840266
199942299
200037438
200141400
200248583
200353717
200446929
200550993
2006651136
2007791318
2008771583
2009641791
2010681940
2011722532
2012852608
20131062975
20141003465
20151163529
20161213549
20171323685
20181283302
20191384177
20201124607

General info

Alternative namesMSU
Founded1922
WikipediaMurray State University
Colorsnavy blue, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff1,251
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address218 Wells Hall
Murray, Kentucky, 42071-3318
United States
City population18,000
Phone2708093011
Fax+1 (270) 809 3237

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