Murray State University

218 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3318
Murray State University is a public education institution in Murray, Kentucky.

Programs offered at Murray State University include associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 47 areas of study and 103 specialties. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and has specialized accreditation from the American Dietetic Association - Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

Dual credit, distance learning and study abroad programs are available at this school. Life experience and Advanced Placement (AP) can be used as credit towards a degree.

With almost 10,630 full-time students on its main campus it is the 9th largest school in Kentucky.


General Information

Main Phone: (270) 809 -3011 Website: www.murraystate.edu
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 665
School Type: Public- 4-year or above Affiliation: None
Size: Large (10,000 - 20,000 students) Undergraduates: 8,676
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 1,967
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 81%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 30


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
TOEFL
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 448 570
SAT Math 440 550
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 19 26
ACT Math 18 24

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 4,057
Accepted 3,305
Acceptance Rate 81%
Enrolled 1,390

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 79% Full-time 21% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 35% Full-time 65% Part-time
Student Gender 40% Men 60% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

82% White 0% American Indian/Alaska Native
7% Black or African American 1% Multiracial
1% Hispanic/Latino 1% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 8% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 49% $ 7,508
Local Grant 36% $4,120
Institutional Grant 66% $ 6,263
Student Loans 56% $ 6,623

Majors & Degrees


Agriculture Operations and Sciences

Agriculture

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agriculture - 1 57 18 -

Natural Resources and Conservation

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management - - 7 - -

Agriculture Operations and Sciences

Agriculture

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agriculture - 1 57 18 -

Communication and Journalism

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Organizational Communication - - 45 - -
Public Relations - - 28 - -
Organizational Communication - - 28 21 -
Advertising - - 18 21 -

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Radio and Television - - 18 - -

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - - 15 -

Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Journalism - - 7 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Information Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Science Studies - - 1 1 -

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences - - 11 - -

Information Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Science Studies - - 1 1 -

Communication and Journalism

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Organizational Communication - - 45 - -
Public Relations - - 28 - -
Organizational Communication - - 28 21 -
Advertising - - 18 21 -

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Radio and Television - - 18 - -

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - - 15 -

Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Journalism - - 7 - -

Communication Technologies and Support Services

Graphic Communications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Graphic Communications - - 10 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Information Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Science Studies - - 1 1 -

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences - - 11 - -

Information Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Science Studies - - 1 1 -

Education

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Technology and Industrial Arts Teacher Education - - - 1 -
Reading Teacher Education - - - 41 -
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education - 4 - 41 -
Music Teacher Education - 4 - 1 -
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Subject Areas - 4 6 1 -
Health Teacher Education - 4 9 1 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - - 18 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - 16 11 -
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching - - 28 10 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 125 24 -

Student Counseling

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
School Counseling and Guidance Services - - - 39 -

Teaching English Or French As A Second Language

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Teaching English As A Second Language (esl) Instructor - - - 28 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - - 18 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - 16 11 -
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching - - 28 10 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 125 24 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Technology and Industrial Arts Teacher Education - - - 1 -
Reading Teacher Education - - - 41 -
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education - 4 - 41 -
Music Teacher Education - 4 - 1 -
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Subject Areas - 4 6 1 -
Health Teacher Education - 4 9 1 -

Special Education and Teaching

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Special Education and Teaching - - 45 31 -

Educational Administration and Supervision

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Administration and Supervision - - - 47 -

Engineering

Engineering Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Engineering Physics (applied Physics) - - 16 - -

Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields

Drafting Design Engineering Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Drafting Design Engineering Technologies Technicians - - 11 - -

Quality Control and Safety Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Occupational Safety and Health Technology Technician - - 41 27 -

Electrical Engineering Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology Technician - 1 - - -

Civil Engineering Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Civil Engineering Technology Technician - 1 36 - -

Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Electromechanical Technology Electromechanical Engineering Technology - - 9 - -

Industrial Production Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Technician - - 15 - -
Industrial Technology Technician - 1 15 - -

Quality Control and Safety Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Occupational Safety and Health Technology Technician - - 41 27 -

Industrial Production Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Technician - - 15 - -
Industrial Technology Technician - 1 15 - -

Civil Engineering Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Civil Engineering Technology Technician - 1 36 - -

Engineering Technology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Engineering Technology - - - 35 -

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Spanish Language and Literature - - 7 - -
French Language and Literature - - 2 - -

Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
German Language and Literature - - 2 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 22 8 -

Rhetoric and Composition Writing Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Creative Writing - - 4 4 -

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 22 8 -

Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies - - 16 2 -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - 7 - - -
General Studies - 7 138 - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - 7 9 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Aquatic Biology Limnology - - - 2 -

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 41 4 -

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 15 3 -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Aquatic Biology Limnology - - - 2 -

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 41 4 -

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Philosophy - - 0 - -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - - 21 - -

Outdoor Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Outdoor Education - - 11 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 31 2 -

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical Psychology - - - 6 -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 1 9 -

Community Organization and Advocacy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Community Organization and Advocacy - - - 35 -

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 40 - -

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 1 9 -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 31 2 -

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical Psychology - - - 6 -

Physical Sciences

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - 7 1 -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 17 2 -

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 2 - -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 17 2 -

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - 7 1 -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminal Justice Safety Studies - - 28 - -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 1 9 -

Community Organization and Advocacy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Community Organization and Advocacy - - - 35 -

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 40 - -

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 1 9 -

Physical Sciences

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - 7 1 -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 17 2 -

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 2 - -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 17 2 -

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - 7 1 -

Social Sciences

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 19 - -

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 9 6 -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 15 - -

International Relations and National Security Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Relations and Affairs - - 4 - -

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 9 6 -

Health Professions and Related Programs

Communication Disorders Sciences and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Audiology Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology Pathologist - - 30 16 -

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Veterinary Animal Health Technology Technician and Veterinary Assistant - - 63 - -

Communication Disorders Sciences and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Audiology Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology Pathologist - - 30 16 -

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Veterinary Animal Health Technology Technician and Veterinary Assistant - - 63 - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - 2 97 116 -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 35 - -

Finance and Financial Management Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Finance - - 27 - -

Management Information Systems and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Management Information Systems - - 5 6 -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 14 - -

Telecommunications Management

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Telecommunications Management - 1 27 7 -

International Business

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Business Trade Commerce - - 7 - -

Marketing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marketing Marketing Management - - 22 - -

Management Information Systems and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Management Information Systems - - 5 6 -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - 2 97 116 -

Telecommunications Management

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Telecommunications Management - 1 27 7 -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - 2 97 116 -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 24 5 -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - 2 97 116 -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 35 - -

Finance and Financial Management Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Finance - - 27 - -

Management Information Systems and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Management Information Systems - - 5 6 -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 14 - -

Telecommunications Management

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Telecommunications Management - 1 27 7 -

International Business

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Business Trade Commerce - - 7 - -

Marketing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marketing Marketing Management - - 22 - -

Management Information Systems and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Management Information Systems - - 5 6 -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - 2 97 116 -

Telecommunications Management

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Telecommunications Management - 1 27 7 -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - 2 97 116 -

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