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Murray State offers something for everyone with various ways to learn, grow and get involved on our Murray, Kentucky main campus, our regional campuses, or online. We encourage big dreams and support every student in pursuit of their passions. You're the hero of your own unique college story, and Murray State is proud to help you tell it. Together, with the foundation of Racer traditions and a community spirit like no other behind you, Murray State will prepare you for your next chapter.
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Whether you are a First Time Freshman, Transfer, Graduate, International student or wanting to earn your degree online - we've got you covered. Regardless of where your journey has taken you or where it's going in the future, you'll enjoy individual attention, small classes and unique hands-on opportunities during your college experience. The Murray State faculty are educational innovators who will support you every step of the way, so get started on your journey today.View All Programs
"I love that Murray State makes it easy to get involved on campus. In the beginning, I was nervous about transferring schools, but I was welcomed with open arms and easily found the organizations where I could be involved. There truly is a place for everyone, and each day I am learning more and more about the value of our Racer community."
"When I chose to come to Murray State, it was obvious students were not only excited to be here, but they were eager to be on campus and involved. Murray State is one of the best when it comes to keeping students involved."
"With every visit that we made to campus, everyone was so inviting and so welcoming. It created a very warm feeling and made us very comfortable to send our son to Murray State."
English Professor named 2023 College English Teacher of the Year
Dr. Ray Horton, assistant professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State University, has been named the 2023 College English Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts (KCTE/LA), a state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.Read Article