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Murray State University is a public institution situated in Murray, Kentucky. Murray is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

48 Undergraduate Degrees
10 Graduate Degrees
$29,192 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
87% Acceptance Rate

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Murray State University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Murray State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Best Value Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Murray State University?

Location of Murray State University

Contact details for Murray State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 218 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3318
Phone: 270-809-3011

How Do I Get Into Murray State?

You can apply to Murray State online at:

Admission Requirements for Murray State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Murray State?

87% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 87%, Murray State is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Murray State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 510 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Murray State University  ( 470 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Murray State University  ( 510 to 630 )
Murray State received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Murray State University  ( 21 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Murray State University  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Murray State University  ( 21 to 27 )

Can I Afford Murray State University?

$29,192 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Murray State is $29,192. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Murray State, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $8,696 a year. That adds up to $34,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Murray State is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Murray State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,190 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,139 undergraduate students at Murray State, with 6,190 being full-time and 1,949 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Murray State

There are also 1,417 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,190 full-time undergraduates at Murray State, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Murray State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Murray State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Murray State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 47
Black or African American 374
Hispanic or Latino 142
White 5,064
International Students 182
Other Races/Ethnicities 381

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Murray State University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at Murray State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Murray State University

1,184 Took All Classes Online
3,741 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 17 master’s degree programs available online at Murray State. In 2017-2018, 3,741 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Murray State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 21st most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Murray State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Murray State University was -4.8%. This is the #1,850 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Murray State regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Murray State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Murray State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Information Science #62
General Information Science #62
Information Technology #102
Computer Information Systems #215

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Murray State University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Computer Science 27 0 27
General Information Science 16 6 22
Information Technology 5 4 9
TOTAL 48 10 58


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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