Murray State University

Acceptance Rate 85.16 %
SAT Average 1,080
2023 Tuition & Fees $18,888
Student Population 9,414
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,822

Academic Overview

Murray State University is a public, four-years institute located in Murray, Kentucky. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $9,431 for Kentucky residents and $18,888 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $9,882 for Kentucky residents and $10,071 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 9,414 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 85.16% and the graduation rate is 56% last year.
The salary after graduation from Murray State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $42,300. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Murray State's tuition & fees is $9,431 for Kentucky residents and $18,888 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $9,882 for in-state students and $10,071 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Murray State. The acceptance rate of Murray State is 85.16% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 17.91%. The average graduation rate is 56% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,822 and 92% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 9,414 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Murray State University is 85.16 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Murray State University is 56 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Murray State University is 75 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Murray State University is 9,414
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Murray State University is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,822 at Murray State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address218 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3318
Online Applicationwww.murraystate.edu/Admissions/ApplyOnline.aspx
Financial Aidwww.murraystate.edu/admissions/financialaid/index.aspx
Net Price Calculatorhttps://murraystate.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
Veterans Tuitionwww.murraystate.edu/students/veterans/index.aspx
Disability Servicewww.murraystate.edu/headermenu/administration/StudentAffairs/departments/StudentDisabilityServices/index.aspx

Offered Degrees

Murray State offers 148 major programs through online and on-site education where 28 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Associate's Degree61
Bachelor's Degree626
Post Bachelor's Degree185
Master's Degree4313
Doctor's degree - professional practice10
Doctor's degree - other21

Special Learning Opportunities

Murray State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,064)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,330)

Veterans Benefits

Murray State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges