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 Murray State University

Murray State University - Murray, KY

218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

General information:(270)809-3011
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:10,623(8,664 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,976 $6,264 $6,576 -5%
Out-of-state $16,236 $17,040 $17,892 -5%
Books and supplies $990 $1,000 $1,226 -18%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,244 $6,778 $6,984 -3%
Other $3,000 $3,670 $3,821 -4%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,244 $6,778 $6,984 -3%
Other $3,000 $3,670 $3,821 -4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,000 $3,670 $3,821 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $16,210 $17,712 $18,607 -6%
Off Campus $16,210 $17,712 $18,607 -6%
Off Campus with Family $9,966 $10,934 $11,623 -9%
Out-of-state
On Campus $26,470 $28,488 $29,923 -3%
Off Campus $26,470 $28,488 $29,923 -3%
Off Campus with Family $20,226 $21,710 $22,939 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,652
In-state fees $924
Out-of-state tuition $16,968
Out-of-state fees $924
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,054
In-state fee $924
Out-of-state tuition $27,174
Out-of-state fees $924
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,338 98% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,321 97% $10,430,218 $7,896
Federal grants 588 43% $2,888,112 $4,912
Pell grants 588 43% $2,464,440 $4,191
Other federal grants 513 38% $423,672 $826
State/local government grant or scholarships 837 61% $1,887,019 $2,255
Institutional grants or scholarships 903 66% $5,655,087 $6,263
Student loan aid 766 56% $5,073,109 $6,623
Federal student loans 761 56% $4,749,491 $6,241
Other student loans 42 3% $323,618 $7,705
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 6,481 77% $46,110,645 $7,115
Pell grants 3,066 36% $12,632,938 $4,120
Federal student loans 4,165 49% $31,269,888 $7,508

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $9,764 $10,400 $9,381
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,184 $7,848 $6,917
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,483 $8,245 $7,646
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,350 $11,290 $9,686
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,503 $13,171 $8,641
$110,001 and more Not applicable $13,551 $8,531

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 10,623
Undergraduate enrollment 8,664
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 666
Graduate enrollment 1,959
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,057 1,643 2,414
Percent admitted 81% 79% 83%
Percent admitted who enrolled 79% 33% 35%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 94 7%
ACT 1296 93%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 448 570
SAT Math 440 550
SAT Writing 450 580
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 19 26
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 51 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined -83
Baseball 34-
Basketball 1417
Football 92-
Golf 912
Rifle --
Soccer -23
Softball -24
Tennis 119
Track and Field, X-Country 5-
Volleyball -17

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1928 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

04/01/1977 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

09/01/1982 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

04/04/1992 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1990 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1936 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2008 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1019 16
Liquor law violations61212
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 3115
Liquor law violations 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 414
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 11720
Motor vehicle theft 301
Arson 502
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 314
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 7717
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 402
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate8%
Number in default152
Number in repayment1,898

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00197700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Bachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agriculture, General15718-
Category total15718-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Aquatic Biology/Limnology--2-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-414-
Category total-416-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-35--
Business Administration and Management, General-14--
Business/Commerce, General297116-
Finance, General-27--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-7--
Management Information Systems, General-56-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-22--
Telecommunications Management1277-
Category total3234129-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Graphic Communications, General-10--
Category total-10--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising-1--
Journalism-7--
Organizational Communication, General-4521-
Public Relations/Image Management-28--
Radio and Television-18--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--15-
Category total-11736-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General-11--
Information Science/Studies-11-
Category total-121-
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--393
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-1611-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other--473
Elementary Education and Teaching-12524-
Health Teacher Education-9--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-2810-
Music Teacher Education--1-
Reading Teacher Education--41-
Secondary Education and Teaching--18-
Special Education and Teaching, General-4531-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-6--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--28-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education--1-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education4---
Category total42292516
Engineering Colleges
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-16--
Category total-16--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician136--
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other-11--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician1---
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology-9--
Engineering Technology, General--35-
Industrial Technology/Technician1---
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-15--
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician-4127-
Category total311262-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-44-
English Language and Literature, General-28-
Category total-2812-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-162-
Category total-162-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature-2--
German Language and Literature-2--
Spanish Language and Literature-3--
Category total-14--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-3016-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-10539-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-63--
Category total-19855-
History Colleges
History, General-15-
Category total-255-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-2--
Category total-30--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-138--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies79--
Category total7147--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-153-
Category total-153-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-7--
Category total-7--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-21--
Outdoor Education-11--
Category total-32--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy-0--
Category total-0--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-172-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-71-
Physics, General-2--
Category total-263-
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--6-
Psychology, General-12-
Category total-328-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy--35-
Public Administration-19-
Social Work-40--
Category total-4144-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General-96-
International Relations and Affairs-1--
Political Science and Government, General-3--
Sociology-19--
Category total-516-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-9--
Fine/Studio Arts, General-37--
Music, General-17--
Music, Other-13--
Category total-76--
Grand total18146416