Murray State University

102 Curris Center, Murray, Kentucky, USA | Public University | Established 1922

About us

Murray State University, located in Kentucky, USA is a public university that is home to nearly 9,500 students from the United States and 400 international students from over 60 countries around the world. Since the university’s founding in 1922, the University has attracted students seeking an excellent education in a place that feels like home. Murray, Kentucky was recently designated the “Friendliest Small Town in America” by USA Today.

Murray State University serves as a nationally recognized residential comprehensive university, with a strong extended campus and online presence, offering high-quality associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Academic programs are offered in the core areas of arts and sciences, agriculture, business, health and human services, teacher education, communications, engineering and applied technologies, and nursing. Teaching, research, and service excellence are core values and guiding principles that promote economic development and the well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the region.

In addition, Murray State University:

  • Is centrally located 2-3 hours from Louisville, Memphis, Nashville and St. Louis

  • Represents 43 states and 57 countries

  • Has an average class size of 20

  • Annually awards over $100 million in financial aid and scholarships

  • Has been named U.S News Best College for 25 years in a row

  • Employs full time instructional faculty who have earned the highest degree in their fields

Murray State University places a high premium on academic outreach, collaborative relationships with alumni, the public schools, business and industry, governmental agencies, and other colleges and universities at home and abroad. Murray State University prepares graduates to function in a culturally diverse, technologically oriented society and increasingly interdependent world. The University is committed to international education as an integral dimension of the university experience.

Murray State University emphasizes student-centered learning and educational experiences that include first year experience, the honors program, internships, study-abroad programs, service learning, research and creative projects, residential colleges, and student organizations. In summary, Murray State University fosters an exciting and challenging learning environment.

Why Murray State University

  • Forbes magazine has included Murray State University on the "America's Best Colleges" list for 11 consecutive years.

  • Ranked a "Top Tier" university in academic quality for 28 consecutive years and the 11th best university among all public regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report.

  • 126 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs in diverse fields from business and computer science to engineering and agriculture.

  • A safe campus environment that received top recognition on the Safe Campus national list in 2018.

  • Scholarship opportunities for international students and the possibility to work on campus.Murray State University invites international students to join our campus community. You are welcome here!


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