Murray State University

Murray State University

Murray State University is a four-year public university with more than 11,200 students. For 24 straight years Murray State University has been recognized by “U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges” as one of the top regional universities in the United States. Murray State has consistently been the top-ranked public regional university in Kentucky.In addition to the main campus, Murray State University operates extended campuses offering upper level and graduate courses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Henderson.


Centrally located 2-3 hours from Louisville, Memphis, Nashville and St. Louis. In the city of Murray, Kentucky


Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Breathitt Veterinary Center  accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians AAVLD 2010 / 2021. Accredited to award BS, Interior Design by National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) 2011 / 2016. Accredited to award BA, BS Teacher Education/Certification Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board 2009 / 2016. Accredited to award BA, BS, BFA, BM, EdS, MAEd, MME, and MS College of Education National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 2009 / 2016

Why Murray State University?

  • MSU ranked number 17 in “Best Bang for the Buck” category – 2014,
  • MSU ranked as a Military Friendly School – 2011-2014
  • Murray State ranked as one of only two Kentucky publics (UK was the other) receiving a “B” for its general studies program. Nationally, only 17 universities scored an “A.”
  • A Gold Start! Fit-Friendly Company for promotion of healthy lifestyles – 2011-12   – American Heart Association
  • 81% of full-time instructional faculty has earned the highest degree in their fields.
  • 16 to 1 undergraduate to faculty ratio. Average undergraduate class size: 20.
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