Murray State University (MSU) is a public university in Murray, Kentucky. In addition to the main campus in Calloway County in southwestern Kentucky, Murray State operates extended campuses offering upper level and graduate courses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Henderson.

Murray State University is a public institution that was founded in 1922. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,636, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 253 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Murray State University's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities South, 34. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,084 (2018-19); out-of-state tuition and fees are $24,540 (2018-19).

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)


Total Avg cost tuition Per Year $ 14000
Total Avg cost of living per year $ 9170
Application Fee $ 50
Total Cost $ 23220