College Quality, Access and Affordability

By Dr. Robert "Bob" Jackson | Oct 5, 2020

Doctor Bob Jackson

Dr. Robert "Bob" Jackson

College Quality, Access and Affordability

During the past few years, I have regularly stated Murray State University’s tremendous obligation to continue our long-standing legacy of providing a high-quality education, with world-class professors, caring and dedicated staff and ensuring access and affordability for the students and families of our state, multi-state region and beyond.

In fact, nearly 100 years ago, our first President, Dr. John W. Carr, stated his assurance that no student would be deprived of an education simply because of one’s financial standing. In university-speak, we call it access and affordability. Both are important cornerstones and entry points as we educate our students for a better life and world-changing opportunities. Simply, these principles are vital to our future economic development so that no one is shut out or left behind.

One of the finest universities in our nation, staunchly valuing quality, access and affordability, is in your backyard. Consider these facts:

The accolades go on and on. We are very proud of our history and 145 nationally-recognized degree programs. Most importantly, we understand the importance of academic quality, access and affordability as we work to improve the lives of our students and help to ensure the well-being of our region, state and nation.

We invite you to take a look for yourself by scheduling a campus visit in person or virtually. All you need to do so is call 1-800-272-4678, Extension 2 or dial 270-809-2896, go to or email

We are leaders. We are family. We are Racers.

Take the next step

© Murray State University Department of Web ManagementWe are Racers.