Murray State University

Address:
218 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3318
Phone:
270-809-3011
Website:
http://www.murraystate.edu
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About Murray State University

Murray State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate8,242
 Graduate1,829
 Total10,071
GenderFemale59%
 Male41%
Student Age% Under 2565%
 % 25 and Over30%
 % Age Unknown6%
Attendance Type% Full-time74%
 % Part-time26%
Race/Ethnicity% White84.2%
 % Black5.8%
 % Asian0.8%
 % Latino1.1%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown2.9%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal4,233
 % Admitted73%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled45%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT4%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800573 / 800
 SAT Math468 / 800563 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,264
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,040
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid94%
 % Undergraduates with Loans52%
 % Undergraduates with Grants93%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,778
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,670
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Murray Area

Median Age25.6
Median Household Income$31,268
Total Population17,555
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.0% 54.0%
 Age 0-951.9%48.1%
 Age 10-1758.8%41.2%
 Age 18-2442.1%57.9%
 Age 25-2956.1%43.9%
 Age 30-3951.8%48.2%
 40+46.9%53.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White86.8%
 % Black6.8%
 % Asian3.3%
 % Latino3.4%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.9%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,778
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$394
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50071.2%58.9%19.3%
 $500 to $74924.2%37.5%0.0%
 $750 to $9994.7%0.0%20.0%
 Over $10000.0%3.6%0.0%
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