Murray State University

United States

About Murray State University

For more than 90 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. A caring atmosphere with a strong focus on rigor and excellence creates partnerships among and between faculty, staff, students, alumni and professionals to enhance the student experience. The University’s Quality Enhancement Plan – Bringing Learning to Life – is an institutional priority and is anchored in the University’s mission. Experiential learning, study abroad programs and personal attention shown by faculty, give Murray State students the opportunity to succeed. Approximately 300 Murray State students studied abroad in more than 20 countries last year. Close to 800 international students representing nearly 60 different countries are enrolled in Murray State’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

Murray State University is composed of six academic colleges and schools: the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, College of Education and Human Services, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Hutson School of Agriculture, Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, and the School of Nursing and Health Professions. The University extends its services through regional campuses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Henderson, Fort Campbell, and also through its distance learning programs. The University includes nearly 11,000 total students.

Murray State University has consistently ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for six of the past seven years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees (contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Murray State University). Program accreditations have also been attained in various programs throughout the University.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is located in Murray, Kentucky, a friendly town that provides shopping, culture, great restaurants and friendly faces. The nearby Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area is just 20 miles away and offers hiking, biking, fishing and more.





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