About Murray State University

About Murray State University

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For more than three-quarters of a century Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation, and the world. Founded in 1922, the university has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to over 10,000 today. Students receive individual attention from a teaching faculty which numbers over four hundred. Murray State University has consistently been ranked as a leading university in U.S. News & World Report’s annual publication, America’s Best Colleges for 15 years. MSU is also considered a “Best Deal” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and a “Hidden Treasure” by Kaplan, Inc. Murray State University also outranks all Kentucky public universities in graduate and alumni satisfaction according to a Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education survey. Murray State University is also one of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education's State-Supported Institutions.

Recognition of the quality of MSU programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State University has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in art, chemistry, civil engineering technology programs, communication disorders, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, school administration, social work, speech-language pathology, teacher education, and veterinary technology, as well as several business programs.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State University is a state-assisted comprehensive university with five academic colleges, two schools, and a library. The university’s 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 16,600.

Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 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. Normal inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Murray State University. Institutional Details

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