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Murray State University recognized nationally by U.S. News & World Report

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The rankings list includes Murray State as one of the best universities in multiple categories, marking the institution’s 32nd consecutive year of top-tier rankings by the reputable college guide.

One of the keynote pieces from this year’s rankings is that Murray State is a top 10 regional university in both quality and value. Murray State is ranked 8th among peer institutions in the “Top Public Schools – Regional Universities South” category, 8th in the “Best Value Schools – Regional Universities South” category, and 23rd in the “Best Regional Universities South” category — increasing its ranking in all three categories from the previous year. In fact, Murray State made a significant jump this past year from 34th to 8th in the aforementioned “Best Value Schools” category.

Murray State was also a top 10 regional university while increasing its ranking from last year in the “Best Colleges for Veterans – Regional Universities South” category, and further, was recognized in a category centered around access, quality, retention rate and student progression toward degree attainment.

Murray State’s undergraduate programs in business, computer science, engineering and nursing were each ranked again this year on the U.S. News & World Report list for 2023.

The University was highlighted earlier this month as the best value for students seeking a college degree by Washington Monthly in its “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings. Also within the past year, Murray State has been spotlighted nationally for both quality and value by ForbesMoney Magazine and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

Murray State offers 148 academic programs within six diverse colleges and schools for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to achieve their personal and professional goals. With personalized class sizes and more than 170 student organizations on campus, Racers discover countless opportunities for a life-changing educational experience.

Murray State continues to offer financial assistance to Racers and their families. Based on the University’s most recent annual reports, $115 million is awarded in financial aid and scholarships. Numerous scholarships and aid opportunities are available, such as the Murray State Promise, which provides scholarship assistance for eligible Kentucky first-time freshmen and new transfer students who may already have their tuition paid for through this program. Additional information is available at murraystate.edu/promise.

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