School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of Murray State University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
Address218 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3318
Admission Information
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School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree- professional practice

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of Murray State University is 85.16% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 17.91%. The application fees are $40 for undergraduate programs and $40 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate85.16 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.91 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$40

Tuition & Fees

Murray State's 2023 tuition & fees is $9,432 for Kentucky residents and $18,888 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 1.94% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($18,528).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $9,882 for Kentucky residents and $10,071 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition decreased by -30.75% compared to the last year's rate.
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,432$18,888
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,882$10,071
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 9,414 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 1,878 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Murray State has 7,651 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,763 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students9,414
Undergraduate Students7,651
Graduate Students1,763
Online Enrollment1,878

Degree Information and Campus Life

Murray State offers 148 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 28 out of the 148 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by Murray State
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs148 Programs
Number of online programs28 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification