This is your opportunity
Discover a place to call home
Once you’ve taken a stroll across our beautiful campus and experienced our respectful, inclusive community, you won’t be able to get this special place out of your head. And trust us: that’s not a bad thing. Plus, no matter your field or area of interest, Murray State offers endless opportunities for faculty, staff and students to succeed on local, regional and national platforms. Welcome home.
Murray State is a special place with world-class faculty and caring staff, each dedicated to the success of our students. The University plays a critical role in educating the students from the region and beyond, as well as being an economic driver for West Kentucky. We are a community of scholars committed to student success.
Exploreyour new home
Living in Murray has a lot of perks. Our friendly, small-town atmosphere makes it easy to feel at home here, and we’re only 20 miles away from the Land Between the Lakes Recreation area. With locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants — not to mention all the cultural centers on campus and acclaimed community theater and art guild — there's something for everyone in Murray. Learn more by visiting the Murray Kentucky Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce.