Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Murray State University is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Kentucky. Its campus is medium in size and located in the town of Murray. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,443 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,111 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%).
Every year 49% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Murray State University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $7,656, and fees were $1,164. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $22,656 and $1,164 respectively.
|Campus LocaleRemote Town|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2004 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
04/04/1992 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||980 to 1190|
|ACT||21 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$368/credit|
|In State Students||$368/credit|
|Out of State Students||$993/credit|
|In District Students||$528/credit|
|In State Students||$528/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,490/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Murray State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||9%||$499|
|State Grant & Scholarships||58%||$2,500|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||60%||$6,957|
|Federal Student Loans||55%||$7,555|
$11,562Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,115|
|$30,001 to $48,000$8,644|
|$48,001 to $75,000$12,309|
|$75,001 to $110,000$14,590|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
This scholarship is for Kentucky residents who will be attending approved nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing programs. Preference ...
Selection is based upon standardized test scores and GPA.
Applicant must be a graduating senior from North Posey High School who plans to pursue a degree at Murray State University. Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA required.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.