U.S. News Best College for 23 consecutive years. The 2015 rankings place Murray State 9th among the top public, regional universities in the South. Murray State ranked 6th in best school for veterans, among regional universities in the South.
Forbes Top College for seven consecutive years. In addition to being named to the 2014 America’s Top Colleges list.
Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck in the 2014 College Guide. Murray State ranked 17th in the "Best Bang for the Buck" Category among all schools and 9th in the "Best Bang for the Buck-Master's Universities" Category.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Murray State one of its “2014 Great Colleges to Work For."