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Graduation Statistics

49%

graduate within six years
  • 51% within eight years
  • 33% within four years
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2,210 Graduates
Murray State University offers bachelors through masters degrees.
Associate's Bachelor's Master's

Faculty Overview

1,021 Faculty
Full Time
  • 582 Instructional
  • 1 Research
  • 8 Public Service
Part Time
  • 421 Instructional
  • 1 Research
  • 8 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Kayley from Morganfield, KY
  • 5
  • No matter what school you choose be sure to get involved in some way, it makes college much more enjoyable and Murray is a great place to get involved.…

  • Jul-08-2009 Read More
  • Katherine from Murray, KY
  • 5
  • I am studying spanish here at Murray State and have learned more about the language in the one class that I have taken so far than four years combined in…

  • Jan-06-2010 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Associate Bachelor Master
Agriculture, General 1 55 24
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master
Biology/Biological Sciences, General - 46 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Associate Bachelor Master
Accounting - 47 5
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 - -
Business Administration and Management, General - 19 -
Business/Commerce, General 2 110 96
Finance, General - 31 -
International Business/Trade/Commerce - 3 -
Management Information Systems, General - 12 5
Marketing/Marketing Management, General - 26 -
Real Estate - 1 -
Telecommunications Management 2 32 12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Associate Bachelor Master
Advertising - 16 -
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 14
Journalism - 15 -
Organizational Communication, General - 46 40
Public Relations/Image Management - 24 -
Radio and Television - 8 -
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services Associate Bachelor Master
Graphic Communications, General - 5 -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Associate Bachelor Master
Computer and Information Sciences, General - 16 -
Education Associate Bachelor Master
Art Teacher Education - 4 -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - - 39
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - 7 53
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other - - 31
Elementary Education and Teaching - 123 16
Health Teacher Education - 18 -
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching - 19 6
Music Teacher Education - - 9
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - 1 -
Reading Teacher Education - - 35
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 9
Special Education and Teaching, General - 33 -
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other - 8 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - - 12
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education - - 3
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 3 - -
Engineering Associate Bachelor Master
Engineering Physics - 17 -
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelor Master
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician - 31 -
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology - 7 -
Engineering Technology, General - - 40
Manufacturing Technology/Technician - 20 -
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician - 30 29
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician - 2 -
English Language and Literature/Letters Associate Bachelor Master
Creative Writing - 8 11
English Language and Literature, General - 26 7
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelor Master
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 - -
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General - 19 3
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Associate Bachelor Master
French Language and Literature - 3 -
German Language and Literature - 3 -
Spanish Language and Literature - 14 -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - 23 16
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) - 89 31
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant - 70 -
History Associate Bachelor Master
History, General - 29 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Associate Bachelor Master
General Studies - 122 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 5 -
Mathematics and Statistics Associate Bachelor Master
Mathematics, General - 18 6
Natural Resources and Conservation Associate Bachelor Master
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management - 12 -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Associate Bachelor Master
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - 26 -
Outdoor Education - 11 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Associate Bachelor Master
Philosophy - 6 -
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master
Chemistry, General - 21 10
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other - - 4
Geology/Earth Science, General - 8 -
Physics, General - 3 -
Psychology Associate Bachelor Master
Clinical Psychology - - 10
Psychology, General - 17 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Associate Bachelor Master
Community Organization and Advocacy - - 34
Public Administration - - 7
Social Work - 41 -
Security and Protective Services Associate Bachelor Master
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies - 43 -
Social Sciences Associate Bachelor Master
Economics, General - 12 6
International Relations and Affairs - 8 -
Political Science and Government, General - 15 -
Sociology - 20 -
Visual and Performing Arts Associate Bachelor Master
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General - 4 -
Fine/Studio Arts, General - 33 -
Music, General - 16 -
Music, Other - 8 -