Celebrating 100 years
Founded in 1922, 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. For 100 years, we have encouraged big dreams while supporting 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. Help us celebrate our Centennial and make your mark in Racer history.
We are storytellers. We are family.
We are Racers.
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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
"The feeling of everyone being like family at Murray State is like no other university I’ve visited. Murray State’s faculty, staff and students do everything they can to make sure everyone finds their place to thrive."
"What I love most about Murray State are the opportunities provided by the different offices across campus. I’ve been able to do many things on campus I would have never thought I could do simply through my involvement with the Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership & Inclusive Excellence."
"Not only does Murray State make you feel welcomed, it provides a solid education at a good price in a friendly, all-inclusive environment."
Murray State University named to Money Magazine’s ‘2022 Best Colleges’ list
Murray State University has once again been highlighted by Money Magazine as a nationally-recognized best value for students seeking a college degree. The publication ranked Murray State as the top regional public institution in a multi-state region that includes both Kentucky and Tennessee.Read Article